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Football Coaching and Performance

BSc (Hons)

2-year Accelerated Degree

Benefit from the full University experience, and graduate in just two years

Optional placements

Including Staffordshire FA, Junior Premier League & Stoke City FC

Top 10 for Sports Science

Our courses placed in the UK top 10 in the Guardian league tables 2019

UCAS code:
C610
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time, two-year accelerated
Duration:
2 Years
Academic year:
16 September 2019 - 15 May 2020
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Our two-year Football Coaching and Performance degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment in the football industry.

If you are considering a career in the football industry, perhaps have an interest in football and coaching, or have an ambition to further develop your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills within the sector, then our Football Coaching and Performance degree is ideal for you.

This is an accelerated degree, which is delivered over two years instead of the typical three years for an undergraduate course. The course aims to provide aspiring football coaches with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate skills and develop the specific knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry, both in the UK and internationally.

This course is delivered by a highly motivated and well-qualified team of academics, as well as expert UEFA licensed football coaches.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance

Course content

The course combines the disciplines of football coaching, FA coach education, performance and match analysis, as well as training and conditioning to enhance football players’ development and maximise their performance. The knowledge and theories developed from these disciplines will be applied to football coaching and ultimately put in to practice on the field.

You will gain insight and experience of using industry standard performance analysis software, for example Dartfish and Focus programmes, which are used within professional football clubs.

Incorporated into your study will be a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to gain a valuable insight in to the inner workings of a professional football club, or the development of football in the UK at a community level. Currently, placements are offered at employers including the Staffordshire FA, the Junior Premier League, and English Premier League (EPL) club Stoke City FC.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Developing Research Skills in Sport and Exercise
Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics
Coaching & Teaching in Sport
Academic and Employability Skills in Sport and Exercise
Performance Testing and Monitoring in Football
Coaching & Teaching in Sport (Invasion Games: Football)
Year 2 compulsory modules
Coaching, Analysis and Skill Acquisition, (Applied Football)
Placement: Football Coaching and Performance
Personal and Professional Development in Sport & Exercise
Paediatric Strength and Conditioning
Paediatric Strength and Conditioning (Football)
Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS offer: 120 points, plus GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

Facilities

Careers

Once you have graduated from the Football Coaching and Performance degree, you can progress in to a wide-variety of job roles in the sector, these could possibly include: 

  • Football coaches working in a football association accredited club developing football related skills, techniques and tactics of football performers. These posts are available world-wide, not just here in the U.K. 
  • Match analysts at professional sports clubs using state of the art performance analysis software (i.e. ProZone). 
  • Strength and conditioning coach providing advice and training to performer’s who are looking to develop their sport and exercise skills. 
  • Entrepreneurs in sport and leisure, setting up your own companies delivering specific coaching services. 
  • Possible progression to a Physical Education (PE) teacher training by completing a specific post-graduate teaching course.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, small group and practical sessions. Small group sessions enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management). Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 80% of our full-time staff in Life Sciences and Education are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Ashley Gill
Ashley Gill Course Leader

I have a multidisciplinary approach to sports education and aim to facilitate the learning of students to develop subject specific knowledge, and an overall understanding of sport and exercise. 

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For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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BSc (Hons)
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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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