The BSc (Hons) Football Coaching Development and Administration is aimed at students who want to work in roles such as coaching, development and management, and focuses on both the football and business related knowledge needed to develop professionals for the football industry.
Developed in partnership with professional coaching organisations, this unique football coaching course has three possible study routes – in America with our partner UK International Soccer; on campus and via blended learning.
Whichever option you choose, you will study a broad array of subjects, from coaching to business management and sports development, leading to excellent employment prospects in a range of professions.
You will also study towards a Level 2 Coaching Certificate, and we will support you in working towards your UEFA licences.
The Football Coaching course, designed in consultation with National Governing Bodies and US Coaching Organisations to ensure it meets industry needs, offers the opportunity to complete paid work placements in the US in partnership with UK International Soccer. (Other partner placements outside the US will be considered).
There are three study options:
Partly based in the USA with UK International Soccer, you will complete paid work placements, and receive lectures, tutorials and support by visiting members of USW staff and UKIS mentors. Lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered on site at the University of South Wales. In addition, you will have access to on-line material.
Based at the USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre, you’ll be taught face to face by leading specialists in the field. You will have the opportunity to undertake placements with some of our key partners, including the FAW Trust, Cardiff City and Swansea City.
This is for students currently working in a football setting and looking to develop their knowledge and skills. Your work placements can be completed in your current football work setting and you will receive lectures, seminars and tutorials via online material and on campus block teaching periods. Applications accepted from both UK and international applicants.
What you will study
Your first year will provide you with the underpinning theory and practice of football coaching, development and administration. You will gain knowledge of how football is organised and managed in the community, and will have the opportunity to lead football coaching sessions and events. Understanding fundamental coaching principles of how young children learn sports skills will help to inform your work-based learning experiences.
- Football Coaching: Young
- Managing and Developing Football in the Community
- Children and Youth Sport
- Professional Practice Placement
- Academic Research and Professional Skills
You will enhance your breadth of knowledge by studying football in society and football coaching for adolescent performers and complete a sport placement, which will enable you to put your ideas and knowledge into practice. You will expand your understanding of football development and coaching and the different career options available.
- Football Coaching: Adolescent Performers
- Sport Placement
- Research Methods
- Physical Education and School Sport
- Football in Society
Your final year will consolidate your learning and start to specialise your work-based learning experience in line with your career ambitions.
- Applied Professional Project
- Strategic Sports Development
- Performance Football Coaching: Theory to Practice
- Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching
- Applied Sports Management and Administration
- The Business of Football
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