The on-going consultations with education professionals in the football community, including associations and clubs in the Premiership, Championship, Leagues One and Two, and England Women, ensure that this qualification delivers highly relevant and practical learning. It provides coaching professionals and players from both men and women's football with the skills and techniques for coaching success, for both today and tomorrow.
This course is delivered online, with a compulsory residential study week in June for each year, in Cambridge, UK.
The full Bachelor degree course will take three years to complete.
The course 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 are 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 are 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.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Due to the specialist nature of this course, applicants are required to have either:
Additionally, the following specific entry requirements apply for the course BSc (Hons), FdSc entry requirements (entry level 4):
A. Direct entry into level 4:
Applicants should have in the range of 180-200 UCAS tariff points.
Candidate should possess:
3 "C" grades inGCSE to include: English and Mathematics (or equivalent). And, GCE A levels (or equivalent) from one of the following subjects: any science, Psychology, Physical Education or Sports Studies, or
BTEC Diploma / Certificate in Sport or Sport and Exercise Science (or equivalent), or NVQ Diploma / Certificate Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
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