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University Centre Grimsby

Football Coaching and Youth Development

UCAS Code: C6G2

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

Students are also required to hold a minimum grade C/5 in English and Maths GCSE. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process. Students will also be expected to have received their FA Number (FAN) or commenced the application process, so they can instantly access the FA online learning programmes.

About this course


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Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3 years | Part-time | 2019

Football coaching has become a multi-disciplinary vocation, today’s football coaches are expected to have a wide knowledge base surrounding the coaching process. No longer is football coaching just about the provision of football related drills and activities. This programme aims to provide you with the necessary underpinning theory required by the modern football coach. Alongside the theoretical input you will also be able to gain experience in ‘real world’ coaching environments as you apply what has been taught onto the pitch.

This programme aims to provide students the opportunity to develop their football coaching practice alongside theoretical models of coaching practice. It will aim to develop student’s coaching ability in a grassroots setting, such as schools and local football clubs, as well as creating an awareness of the requirements in coaching football in a professional environment. The programme will fully integrate the Football Association’s latest coaching philosophies that are used by the Football Association (FA) as a template for coach development and the consideration required when coaching youth football at all levels.
This programme is a unique concept in the local area and has been designed to allow students to experience the football coaching environment in both a grassroots setting as well as a professional setting. Not only will students engage in practical coaching practices they will also develop additional theoretical knowledge which is required for employment in the professional game. Coaching specialists will deliver bespoke sessions in order to develop the students understanding of session planning and structure. Visits and observations of sessions delivered by first team coaches and performance analysts at professional clubs will also be a key feature of the programme. These visits will increase the student experience as well as introducing them to the professional football environment.
This is a very exciting and innovative programme, which is not only aimed at people who wish to pursue a career in coaching football, but will also be appropriate to people already employed in the football industry. The programme intends to benefit professional clubs, by providing local suitably qualified coaches, whilst providing a rare opportunity for students to access and experience the professional football environment at an early stage of their coaching career.
The programme will also embed vocational coaching qualifications so students will have the industry required qualifications to be able to apply for employment positions across a range of roles in a range of locations, both domestic and abroad. The Level 1 Futsal programme will be embedded into the induction programme and will be covered by course fees, but will set a tone and sense of anticipation at the beginning of the programme. Throughout the programme students will be signposted to online FA qualifications such as Talent Identification, Psychology, Respect, Rules of the Game; while they will not be mandatory, it will be expected that students will complete these in their own study time. Level 1 Football Coaching includes ‘Safeguarding and Treatment of Injuries’ as elements within the course and the students will undertake these as part of the Level 1 course.
If you are seeking a career in football coaching or are already working in the football industry? This programme will enhance your understanding of the game from a coaching perspective as well as afford you coaching experience and interaction with personnel from the professional game. With a part-time option also available, the programme seeks to provide the most appropriate experience possible for aspiring football coaches.

Modules

Year 1
- Football Coaching (mandatory)
- Youth Development and Learning Through Football
- Professional Skills
- Introduction to Football Science
- The Culture of Football
- Football Placement 1 (mandatory

Year 2
- Applied Football Coaching (mandatory)
- Football Performance Analysis
- Football Initiatives and Coaching Diverse Groups
- Fundamentals of Football Fitness
- Research Methods for Football Coaching
- Football Placement 2 (mandatory)

Assessment methods

The planned assessment methods for this programme seek to replicate where possible the football coaching environment. The modern football coach will need to possess excellent communication skills across wide range of audiences as well as producing written documents which record developmental information. The rationale behind such an approach is that the programmes primary intention is to ensure student’s employability skills match their theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Student will undergo rigorous assessment which will transfer into the workplace and provide a holistic series of assessments directly related to football coaching and youth development. It is this assessment ethos which will enhance the learning experience for the students and allow students to experience the requirements of a football coach.

The style of the assessments will be a mixture of written, spoken and practical, which would normally be associated with study at this level. The use of reports and case studies will allow student the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to utilise primary and secondary research. Vocal assessments will see students communicate to a variety of audiences including those already involved in the professional game. Student’s communication skills will be assessed in a variety of situations including on the football pitch as well as the classroom. Practical assessments will allow students to demonstrate their growing capabilities as a football coach and will be assessed in different environments as well as amongst diverse groups of players. Assessments have been carefully planned and created to afford students the optimum learning and assessment experience.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

Sport and Public Services

TEF rating:

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