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Football Coaching and Talent Development (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Manchester, United Kingdom
This Football Coaching and Talent Development (Hons) programme from UCFB x GIS is designed for aspiring coaches who are specifically interested in gaining the qualifications, knowledge and skills to work in the youth development departments of professional football clubs in England and overseas.
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Overview

Identifying and developing talent is an imperative facet of the modern game, with more and more clubs vying for the stars of tomorrow as transfer fees continue to break records.

This Football Coaching Talent Development (Hons) programme from UCFB x GIS reflects the needs of the football industry by understanding strategies used around the world and relating theory to practice to achieve successful outcomes.

Degree content

The Football Coaching and Talent Development (Hons) programme will provide highly fulfilling learning and education to those who have experience of coaching and currently hold The FA Level 2 football coaching qualification.

Students will receive high quality teaching, learning and coaching provision from professionals with backgrounds in academia, professional football, elite sport and business, and the course will provide an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry, evaluating policies and strategies that have been employed nationally and internationally to support youth development.

The programme will challenge students practically and intellectually with ‘real life’ projects in youth development, enhancing the students’ experience and employment opportunities through engagement with local professional football clubs. This will prepare students for employment or postgraduate study by fostering an environment where students are encouraged to develop academic skills, challenge knowledge, relate theory to practice, display skills of critical analysis and evaluation and undertake independent research.

Career

Career prospects for graduates of the BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development degree programme include football coaching and scouting roles within professional football academies, allowing students to work across The Foundation Phase, The Youth Development and Professional Development Phase, including the ability to rise to academy leadership roles. 

Graduates may wish to also consider more traditional business, sport management or leadership roles using transferable skills gained throughout the programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Fundamentals of Coaching
  • Introduction to Youth Development
  • Coaching in the Foundation Phase
  • Football Principles and Practice
  • International Player Development
  • Coaching in the Youth Development Phase
  • Research Methods
  • Football Tactics and Strategies

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • When you first apply through UCAS you are generally given up to five choices to use initially and you are free to use these choices however you wish. 
  • Some applicants like to apply to one course at a number of different institutions and decide where in the country they may like to live, others have already decided they would like to study at UCFB and apply for a number of different courses with us.
  • It is important that whatever you choose to do, your decision is well informed and carefully considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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