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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 6M0P

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sports coaching

The Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist degree is an innovative programme which integrates football coaching awards into an academic course.

The degree is designed in partnership with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to prepare students who want to work as a coach or performance specialist (Physiologist, Psychologist, Performance Analyst or Development Officer) in the world of football. Students on the programme will develop practical coaching skills in addition to developing an understanding of the application of sport science (physiology, psychology, performance analysis) and the social context of the sport of football.

Students on the programme will work towards the Football Association of Wales Level 1 (Leaders) Level 2 (FAW C) and Level 3 (UEFA B) coaching Licenses. Students completing the programme will develop the skill to work with youth and senior football teams at grassroots and a high performance level.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year degree (without a foundation year) BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist UCAS code: 6M0Q

Modules

The degree programme will enable students to develop practical coaching skills and an understanding the coaching process at a youth and senior level. Additionally students will development an understanding of the extended elements of the coaching process which includes how individual players and teams are prepared physiologically and psychologically to participate in football. Throughout the degree process students will develop the reflective skills to personalise their own learn to prepare them for future careers.

During the course you will cover performance analysis, sports psychology, physiology, skill development, reflective practice, coaching pedagogy, coaching procedures and practices. In addition to the development of personal, professional and academic skills which are essential to work in the football industry.

Modules are taught on a weekly basis and allows the students to link academic theory to football practice. As the student progresses through the degree they develop the personal, professional and academic skills required to personalise their learning to match future career ambitions.

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

Students entering the degree programme BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist at the foundation level will develop an understanding of the coaching process, practical coaching skills and sports science disciplines. Students will develop practitioner and academic skills which will enable them to transfer their newly gained knowledge of coaching and coaching science into the sport of football. Students will also engage with Football Association of Wales Level 1 (leaders) coaching award. Students who achieve 120 Level 3 credits will progress onto the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist degree.

MODULES

• Parents and the Performer
• Football: Starting to Coach
• Personal Professional and Academic Skills
• Introduction to Sport, Exercise Science and Human Performance
• Introduction to Sports Coaching
• The Performance Environment

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

In the first year students will be introduced to all elements of the coaching process. Student will gain an understanding of a range of disciplines including practical coaching skills, sport psychology, physiology, performance analysis, coaching processes and personal and academic skills. Students will also engage with Football Association of Wales Level 2 (FAW C) coaching Licenses.

MODULES

Developing Coaching Practice
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Psychology: Developing the individual
Tactical Applications of Performance Analysis in Football
Technique Analysis in Football
Developing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Students will also work towards Football Association of Wales Level 3 (UEFA B) coaching Licenses.

MODULES

Coaching Pedagogy: Developing Personal Practice
Applied Exercise Physiology
Psychology: Enhancing Performance
Applied Performance Analysis
Developing Practitioner Skills in the Football Environment
Enhancing Personal Professional and Academic Development

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

Independent Study
Technology to Enhance Performance
Planning for Performance
Expertise Development

Plus 20 credits from the following optional modules:

Managing and Developing the Team's Potential
Managing and Developing the Individual's Potential

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods will be used to test your knowledge and understanding. These include practical assessments, essays, portfolios, reports, presentations, online discussions and case study evaluations.

You will be assessed on your ability to analyse coaching actives, use specialist video software, undertake lab-based work and conduct independent research.

You will be expected to complete a dissertation as part of your final assessment.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£14,976
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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