USW Football are partnered with a number of professional bodies, as well as other groups within the football industry. These partners help us to ensure our students are fully prepared for working in the football industry when they graduate.
The University of South Wales is the exclusive Higher Education Partner of the Welsh Football Trust. Students at the University of South Wales are the only students in Wales with access to the FAW Trust's internationally-recognised training, including coaching up to UEFA B Licence, first aid and child protection.
The University of South Wales has a strong partnership with Cardiff City Football Club. From the Cardiff City Academy being based at USW Sport Park, to working together to help develop the next generation of football experts in China. Cardiff City FC also provide work-based learning placement opportunities for our football students.
Our Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development works in partnership with the English Football League Trust. The unique football coaching course has been designed in conjunction with the EFL Trust to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies, in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.