Community Football Coaching and Development (Foundation Degree)

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Studying with Shrewsbury Town University is much more than football. It’s the beginning of a lifetime of possibilities; a career centered around reaching your potential.

Our Football Coaching and Development Foundation Degree gives you an edge in a competitive industry. The course is designed to give you the best opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in all coaching-related and football development disciplines.

Academic Qualification

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

Start Date

September 2022

Prerequisites to Apply

  • BTEC Diploma – Merit/ Merit in a relevant subject
  • A Levels – DD, to include at least one A Level in Mathematics, Science, Physical Education or Psychology but excluding General Studies.
  • The university requires a minimum of 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at grade C or grade 4 or above or their equivalent.
  • Consideration is given to individual circumstances, if you do not meet the above, please speak with a member of the education and learning team who may be able to offer a solution or alternative pathway qualification.

Exit Routes

Following completion of the two-year course, students can top up and study the BSc in Football Coaching, Development and Administration through the University of South Wales. Other exit routes include:

  • Further University and Degree Level Education
  • Employment


Course Content

The course content has been designed in conjunction with the EFL Trust. It allows you to study all sub-disciplines of coaching and football development whilst gaining valuable industry-recognised qualifications. The academic programme also enables you to gain a FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football (subject to external assessment).

Year One

  • Football event management
  • Academic research and professional skills
  • Introduction to sports development
  • Introduction to sports science for football
  • Football coaching: Theory to practice
  • Technical planning and reflective practice in football

Year Two

  • Football in society
  • Project operations management
  • Youth football coaching
  • PE and school sport
  • Sports placement (double module)

Come along to our University Education Open Evening!

We are hosting an Open Evening at the Shropshire Homes Media & Training Suite at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on the 16th of December from 18:00 to 19:00. Find more information on our social media platforms or sign up at the following link:

Gain first hand coaching experience
Learn from experienced and qualified coaches
Study at a professional football club

Contact Us

For further information, please speak to one of our experts by using the contact details below:

[email protected] 01743 289 177 ext 6

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