Foundation Degree in Football Coaching and Development

Are you passionate about working in the football industry? This football coaching course will set you on the path to an exciting career in this fast-paced industry, in a coaching or development role.

Based at the USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre, you’ll learn about sport psychology, strength and conditioning, match and performance analysis, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and sports development.

Our football coaching course has been designed in consultation with the Welsh Football Trust, Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff City Football Club. This ensures that the course meets industry needs, and will provide you with the skills required to work within professional football clubs and/or national governing bodies. Other key partners include Swansea City Football Club and UK Elite Soccer who offer a number of bespoke placements to our football students.

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students can access the third year of BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance course

What you will study


Year One

  • Football Coaching Young Performers
  • Strength & Conditioning: Principles & Applications
  • Academic Research and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Sports Development
  • Managing & Developing Football in the Community

Year Two

  • Football Coaching Adolescent Performers
  • Sport Placement: Football
  • Football in Society
  • Physical Education & School Sport (Optional)
  • Performance Analysis (Optional)

Specific football coaching modules involve completion of FAW Level 2 licence in year one and UEFA B licence Level 3 in year two (subject to successful completion).

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

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  • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Part Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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