This programme is based on the BSc Hons Sports Science degree, but approximately a quarter of the content is specifically focused on football coaching. The programme is intended to provide a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science.
It is also intended to enable students to qualify as professional football coaches up to level 3 of the FA, (UEFA equivalent).The practical aspects of the football is delivered by highly qualified coaches during intensive weeks and/or support days. The programme has also developed strong International bridge with Palermo Football Club and The Real Madrid in the near future.
At the end of their degree students should have acquired the necessary specific and enterprise skills and competencies to be able to operate effectively in a range of sports and exercise-related employment.
Graduate opportunities are available in football coaching, sports development, sports science support and teaching (requiring an additional PGCE award).
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Applicants should have:
300 UCAS points
FROM two or more science A-levels, for example from biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics, physics (or similar)
OR BTEC National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered
PLUS at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and science (or equivalent). Mathematics GSCE must be at Grade B or equivalent.
• We welcome applications from mature students.
• Applicants are recommended to gain a Level 1 coaching award before start of degree.
No work experience is required.
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