Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching & the Performance Specialist

Why choose this course?

Our football coaching and performance degree has been designed to develop and enhance your current knowledge, reshape and update existing knowledge and provide an in-depth exploration of sports science within the game.The course:

  • Is designed in partnership with the Football Association of Wales (FAW)
  • Offers a plethora of industry-recognised qualifications including the FAW C Certificate and FAW/UEFA B Licence.
  • Benefits from UEFA qualified coach educators and our academic team to provide students with support to develop personally, professionally and academically.
  • Has key links with the football clubs and associations, such as Wrexham AFC and the FAW Trust, to develop your industry knowledge and gain valuable applied experience.

Key course features

  • You will work towards a FAW (Level 2) C Certificate and (Level 3) FAW/UEFA B coaching licences as part of your degree, giving you additional qualifications that enhance employability.
  • Lecturers are research-active and UEFA accredited, which means that the curriculum is engaging, current and relevant.
  • The dynamic lecture environment supports and challenges you to enhance and develop your understanding of the role of sports science within football.
  • Excellent student support from approachable staff that will support you on a journey that takes you from personal development in the early part of your degree to professional development as you progress through the course.

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist are for at least 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent. Appropriate AS–Level and level 3 Key Skills Qualifications will be also taken into account. Coaching experience or experience of working in coaching will be an advantage.  


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Throughout the course, students will have developed the personal and professional skills which are essential for employment within the world of football, as well as worked towards two industry licences and gained practical experience out on placement - all contributing to excellent career prospects upon completion.

Career prospects include:

  • Football Coaching
  • Performance Analyst
  • Football Development Officer
  • Football Academies - within the UK and overseas

Course Details

  • Our football coaching degree enables you to develop practical coaching skills and an understanding of the coaching process at a youth and senior level. You'll also develop an understanding of the extended elements of the coaching process, including how individual players and teams are prepared physiologically and psychologically to participate in football.
  • Modules are taught weekly and this will allow you to link academic theory to football practice. As you progress through the degree you'll develop the personal, professional and academic skills required to personalise your learning to match your future career ambitions.
  • Throughout the degree, you will enhance your coaching profile by completing football-specific industry-recognised qualifications such as the FAW C Certificate and the FAW/UEFA B Licence.


Football Coaching for Player Development (20 Credits)
Introduction to Performance Analysis in Football (20 Credits)
Football Coaching and Community Development (20 Credits)
Introduction to Sport Science in Football (20 Credits)
Human Behaviour in Sport (20 Credits)
Academic Discovery within the Sports Sciences (20 credits)


Football Coaching to Enhance Performance (20 Credits)
Applied Performance Analysis in Football (20 Credits)
Football Science: The Physical Performance of Players (20 Credits)
Football Applied Practice: Sports Placement (20 Credits)
The Football Industry (20 credits)
Applying Principles of Sport Psychology (20 Credits)
Applied Research Methods (20 Credits)


Advanced Football Coaching and Performance (Core Module 40 Credits)
The Football Industry: Work-Based Learning (Optional Module 20 Credits)
The Football Industry: Enhancing Your Employability (Optional Module 20 Credits)
Independent Discovery (Core Module 40 Credits)
Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (Optional Module 20 Credits)
Analysing Performance for Improvement (Optional Module 20 Credits)

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