In partnership with USW (University of South Wales)
The two-year Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development is an award-winning course designed for individuals looking to pursue a career in the football industry.
Students on the course will attain a degree, complete additional industry-recognised qualifications, whilst also being exposed to a range of practical coaching opportunities throughout their studies. The course’s variety enables students to develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work in a range of settings, including professional football club community departments, national governing bodies, as well as other areas.
Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales (USW), all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational environment at Garon Park or Roots Hall via online materials. Students will receive support from a full-time mentor, who will assist with academic and practical elements of the course. Alongside the academic element of the course, students will complete at least 200 hours of practical coaching within the community, alongside the Southend United Community Trust and other club staff, allowing students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures. In addition to this practical experience, students will also have the opportunity to complete their UEFA C license in Coaching Football and additional qualifications during their time on the course.
Through our partnership with the USW, all of those studying this course will be enrolled as a student at the university, giving them access to the university’s various online learning materials, providing them with the resources to excel. Whilst being based predominantly at The Southend United Stadium, students will also visit the USW for a minimum of five days per year, where they will benefit from access to the USW Sports Park, a £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre. On completion of the two-year Foundation Degree, students have the opportunity to complete a third-year top-up to a BSc (Hons) Community Football Coaching and Administration.
Start date: September 2024
Location: Southend United Community & Educational Trust
Course contact: 8-12hrs per week
Qualification equivalent: Foundation Degree
PREREQUISITES TO APPLY
Minimum of 64 UCAS points
Minimum of three GCSEs, including English and maths
FA Level 1 coaching qualification (desirable)
An Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (completed at start of academic year)
All applicants will be considered on an individual basis, and we could make offers based on other qualifications, personal profile and experience. For more information, please contact Head of Education Andy Edmunds [email protected].
Full-time UK and EU: £8,000 per year*
Full-time International: £12,300 pear year*
Compulsory club kit: £150 approx.
Travel to Residential: Students will have to fund the cost of travel to the residential elements of the course at USW. Costs vary, depending on location.
Subject to change based on USW.
Students are able to apply for student finance.
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