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, and utilises a range of industry-leading technology to provide outstanding educational experiences.
As part of the course, students will access a fully equipped gait analysis laboratory with a variety of world-leading equipment such as Vicon Motion Capture Systems, AMTI Optima Force plates, Tekscan Systems and Aixplorer Ultrasound Elastography, as well as other physiological equipment located in our physiology-based laboratories. These laboratories are also used by local professional football clubs such as Stoke City FC.
Furthermore, students will also be provided with insight and experience of using industry standard performance analysis software, such as Dartfish programmes, which are used within professional football clubs.
Staffordshire University works in close partnership with the Staffordshire F.A. to support the delivery of our accelerated (two-year) BSc Football Coaching and Performance degree. Our curriculum is supported and enhanced by the Staffordshire F.A.’s contributions of their subject specific expertise. The Staffordshire F.A. further support students by providing valuable work experience opportunities that allow our students to improve their employability, as well as giving them the chance to achieve ‘The F.A.’ coaching pathway qualifications via our own in-house Coach Education Programme.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance
Incorporated into the course is a work placement, which will provide students with the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into 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 Staffordshire FA, the Junior Premier League, Stoke Regional Talent Centre, Stoke City Ladies, and most prestigiously at English Football League (EFL) clubs Stoke City FC and Port Vale FC.
Our students are consistently engaged in a variety of work environments aside from what they experience from their specific placement module and we work closely with coaching charities, professional and amateur clubs and other sport organisations to further the experiences gained by our students and apply the knowledge they acquire on the course in industry settings.