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Coaching for Performance in Football (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The Coaching for Performance in Football (Hons) course at Anglia Ruskin University is delivered online, with a compulsory residential study week in June for each year, in Cambridge, UK.


The Coaching for Performance in Football (Hons) course at Anglia Ruskin University provides a good deal of practical application and so some of your learning will take place during normal work duties (if you are already coaching) or in the club context if you are a player. However, you will also need to commit private time for studying. On average, you can expect to study for around 7-10 hours per week. This will include a variety of activities including analysing training sessions, blogging, participating in online forums, researching and writing reports, and much of it can be achieved as you coach your team.

You will be assessed during each module. The assessment has been designed to utilise skills you can use in coaching and the wider world of work and therefore will include a mixture of video uploads, blog writing, discussion boards, written assignments, presentations and project work.


If you're a player: this course provides you with an exceptional opportunity to learn a wide range of transferable and highly practical skills while you train on the pitch, preparing you for a career in coaching in the future.

If you're a coach: this qualification builds on your existing badges and coaching experience by reinforcing the theories and concepts behind the practices you have developed so far, giving breadth to your knowledge and coaching techniques and further enhancing your personal coaching style and career success.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Application of Football Data
  • Technical Principles of Coaching
  • Fundamentals of Sports Science in Coaching
  • Applied Sports Psychology for the Football Coach
  • Conditioning for Football (residential)
  • Sports Psychology for the Football Coach

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • 72 UCAS points or equivalent (e.g. 2 A levels or BTEC National Diploma), all other applicants please contact us to check that you meet our entry requirements.
  • A current contract with at least an academy club (UK), collegiate club (US), or equivalent, as either a player or a coach.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • Distance learning, 2017/18 (per year) : £6,100


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