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29 February 2016

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development...

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? This online distance-learning football coaching course provides an opportunity to gain an industry-recognised coaching award while being affiliated to a specific football club.

Unique partnership with the Football League Trust
The Foundation Community Football Coaching and Development degree has been designed in conjunction with the Football League Trust in order to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.

On this football coaching course you’ll learn about children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion, and sports management skills.

You’ll be based predominantly within your own football club, with a minimum of five days per year at the USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre.

What you will study
This football coaching course is delivered online. The degree will be based within the Scunthorpe United Football Club, and lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered on site and via on-line material.

Our football coaching course allows students to study all sub disciplines of coaching and gain valuable industry recognised qualifications. The course will teach you aspects of generic children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion, and sports management skills.

There will be further opportunity to apply your knowledge with an extensive work based learning programme provided by the club, working within specific roles and real life football projects.

Learning and teaching methods
You will be enrolled as a student at the University of South Wales and have access to an on-line library, blackboard and other learning materials. Also, you will spend a minimum of 7 days per year at the University of South Wales High Performance Centre at the USW Sport Park and receive full accommodation during these teaching blocks.

In year two you will complete up to 300 hours of coaching (work based learning) that is managed through weekly tutorials and a comprehensive mentoring programme. The work based learning programme will be completed within the professional football clubs and will provide opportunities to gain experience in areas such as social inclusion, school and grass root club development, football development, and coaching.

Also, you will study towards your Level 2 Football Coaching Certificate and will have numerous opportunities to undertake additional vocational awards.
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