This degree is launching in September 2020. Subject to validation.
- Blended Delivery (Online plus Wembley or Etihad Campus)
The BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended) degree qualification is designed for those who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of working in football coaching settings. In addition to providing the opportunity to develop coaching practice, the programme provides opportunities to engage in a range of underpinning areas such as player scouting and recruitment, psychological and sociological considerations, nutrition and conditioning, talent development, technical and tactical awareness, reflective practice and performance analysis. It is ideal for current professionals working within the football industry who prefer a more flexible mode of delivery instead of a purely campus-based programme.
By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home or workplace, programme participants will be able to gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments.
This programme is a Blended degree, meaning the majority of your studies will take place online through UCFB's dedicated Online Hub. However, there will be the opportunity to learn on-campus at either UCFB Wembley, London or UCFB Etihad Campus, Manchester, for two weeks of each academic year.
This programme is currently subject to validation. The modules will be announced as soon as the degree is validated.
Planned modules will cover subject areas such as player scouting and recruitment, psychological and sociological considerations, nutrition and conditioning, talent development, technical and tactical awareness, reflective practice and performance analysis.
The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:
Applicants will be asked to achieve 112 UCAS points under the UCAS point scheme. Professional experience and industry qualifications can be assessed for applicants without the necessary UCAS points.
Additionally, it would be advantageous for candidates to already hold a FA level 1 and even more so working towards a FA level 2 or equivalent qualifications.
All applicants are provided with information relating to student services, with whom they can make contact, should they require additional support or advice as well as information related to appropriate bursaries and funds.
Applicants from non-majority English speaking countries will be asked for an English qualification which tests Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing and will be asked to achieve an IELTS of 6.0 (5.5) or equivalent.
How to apply
Online course code: FCB1
Campus: W or E
Career prospects for graduates of the BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended) degree programme at UCFB include football coaching within football clubs. Students may wish to also apply for more traditional business, sports management or leadership roles on the basis of the graduate attributes they have developed throughout the programme.
During the programme UCFB gets to know each student's needs and expectations. This enables individual support around each student's career development. Ultimately this will help them in finding their place in the football and sport industry. For those who wish to extend their studies at the end of their degree, opportunities to study at Master's Level will be encouraged.
- UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £14,250 per year
Blended learning: There will be costs involved in attending UCFB's campuses for the concentrated classes as part of the blended learning. These costs will include travel, accommodation and sustenance.
About the School
A World First in Higher Education, UCFB offers university degrees in the football business and wider sport and leisure industries.