Institute of Human Sciences

Football Coaching and Performance with Sandwich Placement

BSc (Hons) Part-time 7 years

This unique course been developed alongside industry partners and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

This unique course been developed alongside industry partners and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C628
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (7 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This unique course been developed alongside industry partners and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). It has been mapped against the Coach Professional Standard, meaning that you will be equipped with the competencies and skills needed to meet the requirements of potential employers. The course covers aspects of football coaching such as pedagogy, coaching science, and performance analysis in combination with opportunities to apply your knowledge in industry. Placement modules are a leading feature of the course allowing you to gain hands-on experience and mentoring in an applied setting. These settings include the option to work with our partner clubs such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall FC, AFC Telford and our University team, WLV Sport FC.

What happens on the course?

Our Partners:

             

 

1. Placement modules allow you to gain hand on experience and receive mentorship within professional environments, including opportunities with some of our key partners such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, Walsall FC, West Bromwich Albion and WLV Sport FC.

2. The first two years of our football coaching degree will prepare you to complete the Football Association (FA) Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications (although completion of these qualifications will require additional tasks outside of the degree programme).

3. This degree is delivered by academic staff who are Union of European Football Association (UEFA) qualified coaches, coach educators, and who have extensive applied knowledge and experience from grassroots to international level.

4. Our employability modules enable you to explore careers in football coaching and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment in the football industry or elsewhere.

5. Each year you will have opportunities to participate in career development activities and network with employers from sports businesses, sport development and performance sport.

6. The course has been designed in line with The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) coaching degree standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles.

You will have the opportunity to transfer to a sandwich placement year in a coaching or football related context, with a partner club or organisation. Our sandwich placement option allows you to take a full-year work placement, which can be undertaken abroad. A number of students in our department have been successful in securing places on these schemes in countries such as Spain, France, Canada and the US.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why study sport at the University of Wolverhampton?

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

  • 99% sports graduate employability*. Our students get jobs!
  • Free university branded sports kit for all students in their first year.
  • We have a proud history of delivering sector-leading sports courses in partnership with major sporting organisations in the Black Country and West Midlands.
  • Specialist sports facilities including human performance and movement labs with an environmental chamber and 3D motion capture software; physiotherapy and sports therapy suites; sports performance clinic; elite strength and conditioning suite; multi-million pound Sports Centre; 3G football pitch; tennis/netball courts.
  • Inspirational teaching staff who are cutting edge practitioners and researchers in their subject areas.
  • Access to motivating, high level sports coaches who work with our WLV Sport teams.
  • Sports Scholarships available up to £4,500 across the three years of a degree (subject to successful Scholarship application).
  • Innovative block curriculum delivery model, including modules focussed on introducing you to Higher Education, and developing your employability

For more information about sport at the University of Wolverhampton please see our WLV Sport Page

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12950 per year 2021-22

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • Enhanced DBS required at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £50-£60

Optional Costs

  • Various Sporting professional body memberships *prices will vary depending on body.
  • Various certified courses are available via My Course + More, ranging from £0 - £200.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  Typical entry requirement: 112 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades BBC / CCA
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) a min of 45 credits at Level 3 inc 24 at Merit or Distinction
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities or 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence - grade Distinction

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and an Occupational Health Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Olympic superstar Kristian Thomas has added a First Class degree from the University of Wolverhampton to his long list of accolades (September, 2019).


The captain of Great Britain’s men’s gymnastics team at Rio 2016 said: "It’s a very proud moment after three years of hard work to be in the Grand Theatre with my cohort and my peers and the people who have helped me including the academic staff. I was out of education for quite a few years so to come back into it was a little bit daunting but they made that process so seamless. I’m very proud to come to the end of the three years and to come away with a first class honours as well."

Watch Kristian's full video here | Press Release (Express and Star)

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

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