Foundation Degree

Accrington Stanley Community Trust’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification and are passionate about pursuing a career in the Sport, Leisure and football industry.

Students develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within professional football club community departments, national governing bodies and other sectors of sport and leisure.

Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales, all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational club environment via online material.

Alongside the academic element of the course, students will complete up to 200 hours of voluntary coaching within the community, alongside the Community Trust and academy staff, allowing the students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.

Through the Trust’s partnership with the University of South Wales, all students will be enrolled as a student at the university. Students will be able to access the university’s online library, blackboard and learning materials, providing them with the best possible learning platform to excel within.

Academic Qualification: 

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

Following the completion of the Foundation Degree, there is a third year available – (BSc Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)

Degree Modules:

An insight into some of the modules that will be covered:

  • Football Coaching: Theory to Practice
  • Technical Planning and Reflective Practice in Football
  • Youth Football Coaching
  • Sports Placement
  • Introduction to Sports Science for Football
  • Physical Education and Community School Sport

Start Date:

September 2019

Prerequisites to Apply:

  • BTEC Level 3 – MM. A Level – DD
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Three A*-C/ grade 4’s at GCSE, including English and Maths

If you would like to express an interest in the Foundation Degree please fill out the form below;

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