This is a unique and exclusive course, run in partnership with the EFL Trust. It has been specifically designed for students who have already obtained a football-related Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification, the BSc (Hons) Community Football Coaching and Administration (Top Up) allows you to gain a full Bachelor of Science degree in less than year.
Focusing on both the football and business-related knowledge needed to develop professionals for the football industry, you will consolidate your learning and start to specialise your work-based learning experience in line with your career ambitions. Developed in partnership with professional coaching organisations, this football coaching course allows you to study and gain work placements across the globe.
The BSc (Hons) Community Football Coaching and Administration course is a natural continuation of the Foundation Community Football Coaching & Development course, which is also delivered through blended learning. You will undertake studies at your local EFL club and attend 3 residential blocks at our world leading USW Sport Park Campus in September, January and April.
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
You will study a broad array of subjects including Community Football Coaching, Strategic Sports Development, The Business of Football, Exploration of the critical issues in sport coaching alongside a Applied Professional Project throughout the year.
Year Three – the top up year of study – will consolidate your learning and start to specialise your work-based learning experience in line with your career ambitions.
Core modules delivered via Blended learning
• Business of Football (20)
• Critical Issues in Sports Coaching (20)
• Strategic Sports Development (20)
• Community Football Coaching (20)
• Applied Professional Project (40)
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.
Blended learning students have access to an online library, Blackboard (online learning) and other learning materials, and will spend time at the USW Sport Park to complete practical teaching.
You will complete 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.
You will undertake studies at your local EFL club and attend 3 residential blocks at our world leading USW Sport Park Campus in September, January and April.
There will be on average 12 hours per week of content to view, and its expected a further 10/15 hours a week is taken for further / directed study.
Guest lectures are often invited to deliver within the various fields of the modules from industry.
Each student will be supported not only by academic module laeders but will also be encouraged to enagage in 1 to1 academic support coach sessions throughout the year with the course specific National Academic Support Coach.
Essays and written assignments
Work based learning portfolio’s and projects
Applied professional project
Work Experience placements are organised for students within community trust clubs in various roles and departments to cater for the learners interest and desired career paths.
We have a brand-new specially designed sporting performance facility that focuses on football coaching. Our full-size indoor 3G pitch is built to the Fifa Pro standard.
There are audio and video recording software to support the coach education programme that students will be immersed in during studies. We are the only university in England and Wales to offer this facility.
You'll also find a notational analysis suite with Apple Macs installed with industry leading software for students to use at your disposal. A full-size FIFA approved 3G pitch was installed in 2019.
Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club, as well as the touring New Zealand, South Africa and Australia rugby squads. This confirms the high quality of our pitches and the versatility of our equipment.
The successful completion of an appropriate Foundation Degree or equivalent. USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience.
In addition a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies, no offences are considered spent).
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.