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Football Education, Coaching and Development FdA FdSc

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £8320.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This two-year Foundation Degree provides a unique and innovative learning opportunity for you to learn and develop your coaching, development, business and entrepreneurship skills whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the football industry.

This degree has been developed as a collaboration between, St Mary’s University and Chelsea Football Club Foundation, a world-renowned charity working with the local community to improve the lives of young people through football and education.

Our Coaching and Development programme provides you with an innovative learning opportunity to enhance your teaching and coaching practice, as well develop your business and entrepreneurship skills. You will learn all of this whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of football coaching and development.

During the degree, you will enhance your knowledge and understanding of football through a variety of coaching and research modules that will provoke you to consider the impact you will have on the development of the youth that you coach.

You will also learn to use the latest technology software to analyse your own coaching and the performance of teams through the Performance Analysis modules.

Successful completion of this degree will allow you to progress on to our one-year top-up degree, Chelsea FC Foundation Coaching and Development BSc (Hons).

  • Unique collaborative relationship with Chelsea FC Foundation
  • Opportunity to develop coaching and teaching practice in various Chelsea FC Foundation settings
  • Vocational qualifications are embedded into the course. These include: FA Level 1, FA Futsal Level 1 and Association for Physical Education Level 3
  • Variety of teaching venues, including St Mary's University, Chelsea FC training ground (Cobham) and Stamford Bridge

This two-year Foundation Degree provides a unique and innovative learning opportunity for you to learn and develop your coaching, development, business and entrepreneurship skills whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the football industry. This degree has been developed as a collaboration between, St Mary’s University and Chelsea Football Club...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Development of the Young Footballer 
  • Equality and Diversity in Football 
  • Football Study Skills 
  • Professional Practice 1 
  • Project and Event Management in Football 
  • Teaching and Learning: Primary Physical Education and Early Years 1  

Year two

  • Business and Entrepreneurship in Football 
  • Coaching through the Game 
  • Professional Practice 2 
  • Research in the Football Environment 
  • Science of Football 
  • Teaching and Learning: Primary Physical Education and Early Years 2 

Year one Development of the Young Footballer  Equality and Diversity in Football  Football Study Skills  Professional Practice 1  Project and Event Management in Football  Teaching and Learning: Primary Physical Education and Early Years...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£8320.00

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Entry Requirements

GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language and Maths are required. 

All applications are subject to an interview prior to formal offer. Applicants with non-traditional entry requirements will be interviewed to ascertain suitability for the course. Mature applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Vocational experience within related areas is an essential part of the course and applicants must be currently working - or gaining experience - within Sports Coaching.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language and Maths are required.  All applications are subject to an interview prior to formal offer. Applicants with non-traditional entry requirements will be interviewed to ascertain suitability for the course. Mature applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Vocational experience within related areas is an essential...

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Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods and strategies will be utilised in the delivery of this degree. Presentations, small group work, workshops and practical sessions will be used to create a positive and enabling learning environment. 

The assessments of the modules will be aligned to modes of teaching and learning. Specifically, the assessments will help develop skills and competencies that are required in the workplace.

A range of assessment methods and strategies will be utilised in the delivery of this degree. Presentations, small group work, workshops and practical sessions will be used to create a positive and enabling learning environment.  The assessments of the modules will be aligned to modes of teaching and learning. Specifically, the assessments will help develop skills and...

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