Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching & the Performance Specialist (with Foundation Year)

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. This course also includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.

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.

Key course features

  • Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
  • 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.
  • The excellent student support from approachable staff 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 our foundation year are 48-72 UCAS points, although we also take into account any work experience you have that is relevant to this course.

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

Students starting the football coaching degree at the foundation level will develop an understanding of the coaching process, practical coaching skills and sports science disciplines involved in football. You will develop personal, professional and academic skills which will enable you to transfer your newly gained knowledge of coaching and coaching science into the applied world of football.

Throughout the degree, you will enhance your coaching profile by completing football-specific industry-recognised qualifications such as the FAW Level 1 Football Leaders Award, FAW C Certificate and the FAW/UEFA B Licence.


Football: Starting to Coach (20 Credits)
Parents and the Performer (20 Credits)
Introduction to Sport, Exercise Science and Human Performance (20 credits)
The Performance Environment (20 credits)
The Skills You Need (20 credits)
Contextual Studies (20 credits)


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:
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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