Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development and BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration
The Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development will be based at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, and lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered on site and via provided material.
Our football coaching course allows students to study all sub disciplines of coaching and gain valuable industry recognised qualifications. The course will teach you aspects of generic children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion, and sports management skills.
There will be further opportunity to apply your knowledge with an extensive work based learning programme provided by the club, working within specific roles and real life football projects.
- Managing and Developing Football in the Community
- Academic Research and Professional Skills
- Introduction to Sports Development
- Introduction to Sports Science for Coaching
- Football Coaching Theory to Practice
- Technical Planning and Reflective Practice in Football
- Football In Society
- Sports Science in Football
- Youth Football Coaching
- PE and School Sport
- Sport Placement
You will be enrolled as a student at the University of South Wales and have access to a number of learning materials. Also, you will spend a minimum of five days per year at the University of South Wales High Performance Centre at the USW Sport Park and receive full accommodation during these teaching blocks.
You will have access to an online library, blackboard and other learning materials, and will spend a time at the USW Sport Park to complete practical teaching. You will complete coaching (work based learning) that is managed through tutorials and a mentoring programme. The work based learning programme can be completed within your own football work environment.
In year two you will complete up to 200 hours of coaching (work based learning) that is managed through weekly tutorials and a comprehensive mentoring programme. The work based learning programme will be completed within the professional football clubs and will provide opportunities to gain experience in areas such as social inclusion, school and grass root club development, football development, and coaching.
Also, you will study towards your Level 2 Football Coaching Certificate and will have numerous opportunities to undertake additional vocational awards.
Learning and teaching methods include lectures, interactive workshops, practical sessions, work-based learning, tutorials and online delivery methods. This range of teaching and learning approaches ensures that you gain a wide variety of skills.
BTEC Diploma Merit Merit in a relevant subject. Level 1 in football coaching or equivalent foundation level football coaching qualification from a football (NGB)
Progression and careers
On completion of the two year Foundation Degree, students can progress to a one year top up BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration.
For more information please contact the education team on [email protected] or complete our enquiry form below.