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Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development

University of South Wales

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? The Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development provides you with an opportunity to gain an industry-recognised coaching award while being affiliated to your local EFL Trust football club.

This award-winning community football coaching course, designed in conjunction with the English Football League Trust, develops the 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.

You’ll learn about children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion, and sports management skills. You will be based predominantly within your local EFL Trust football club, with an additional 6 days a year at the USW Sport Park, spread across 2 residential study visits in August & May. Whilst on your residential visit to USW you will access and utilise our £15m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre with full size indoor 3g pitch, equipped with the latest GPS, Video and Audio technology to support your coach education development.

A key part of this degree is the amount of placement hours you will experience throughout the duration of your studies. You will undertake 4-8 hours per week in year 1 and 7-14 hours per week in year 2, which will be organised by your supporting Club Mentor. The placement opportunities could be in settings such as schools, local clubs, community settings or in formal club events delivering on a range of projects and initiatives agreed by yourself and the club. This will provide you with vital practical experience of working within the football coaching and development industry.

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2 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time