BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Blended)

General

Program Description

Overview

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.

"I chose UCFB as it was something different, unique, and an opportunity to gain entry into a career I’ve wanted to pursue for a long time."

Declan Jackson, UCFB graduate and Talent ID Development Coach at Football Talents

Modules

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.

First Year

  • An Introduction to Football Coaching
  • Player Recruitment and Scouting
  • Psycho-social Aspects of Football
  • Injury Prevention and Conditioning in Football

Second Year

  • Technical and Tactical Principles in Football 1
  • Sport Psychology for Football
  • Nutrition and Conditioning for Football
  • Talent Development Pathways in Football

Third Year

  • Technical and Tactical Principles in Football 2
  • Reflective Practice and Coaching Philosophy
  • Performance Analysis in Football
  • Applied Football Coaching Placement

Entry requirements

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.

International students can study this blended degree programme. They would just need to secure a Short Term Study Visa for the on-campus elements of the blended degree. Please contact admissions@ucfb.com for further information on Short Term Study Visas.

How to apply

UCAS codes:

  • Online course code: FCB1
  • Institution: U10
  • Campus: W or E

Career Prospects

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 sports 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.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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