Foundation Degree (FDA) Football Business Management

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If wishing to apply for the course, please register your interest above and one of our staff will assist you throughout the application process.

Football is not just a game, there is a lot more to it from that. From sponsorship, marketing and finance to education and leadership, it is a hugely diverse industry offering a wide array of employment opportunities.

On our Football Business Management Foundation Degree you’ll work with clubs and organisations to gain understanding and knowledge of management and leadership within football.

Academic Qualification

Foundation Degree in Football Business Management

Start Date

September 2022

Prerequisites to Apply

  • BTEC: A BTEC grade profile of PPP-PP. This can be achieved from either an extended diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
  • A Levels: An A-Level profile of CD – DD.
  • Apprenticeships: Achieve an advanced apprenticeship (level 3).
  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 56-32 UCAS tariff points will be required.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 56-32 UCAS tariff points.
  • Non-UCAS tariff-based level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry. Please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility.
  • Work-Based: We also give equal consideration to applications who are currently in work and wish to apply to University College Birmingham. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference form from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details, please contact admissions.

Exit Routes

Following completion of the two-year course, students can top up to study the BSc (Hons) in Sports Management through the University College Birmingham. Other exit routes include:

  • Further University and Degree Level Education
  • Employment

Course Content

How will I study?

  • You will learn through classroom-based lectures and seminars in the educational rooms based at Shrewsbury Town Football Club (SY2 6ST)

Who is it for?

  • Anyone looking to gain a career in the football industry, this is the course for you! This course allows you a variety of different career paths once you have graduated. You could gain employment in management positions, leadership, football business, finance, marketing and communications.


  • The following is an example of a typical teaching week (up to 12 contact hours);
  • Smaller group teaching – 4 hours
  • On-site live project work/ applied learning – 6 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • You will also need to commit to around 20 hours per week for individual study time

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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