Institute of Human Sciences

Football Coaching and Performance

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

This unique course provides you with a football specific degree in combination with opportunities to apply your knowledge in industry.

This unique course provides you with a football specific degree in combination with opportunities to apply your knowledge in industry.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C626
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?

This unique course provides you with a football specific degree 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 (e.g. Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall FC, AFC Telford and our University team, WLV Sport FC). You will develop the skills and experiences required to gain employment in the football industry as a coach within an academy, performance, community or grassroots setting. You will also be well prepared for a range of coaching and related roles within the wider sport and physical activity sector.

What happens on the course?

The course has been designed through consultation with West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall FC, as well as The Football Association (FA) Coach Educators to identify the skills and qualities needed to work in the football industry. 
You will study all disciplines of football coaching, covering modules such as:

Level 4
· Introduction to Sport in Higher Education
· Performance Analysis in Football
· Football Coaching Practice
· Coaching in Context
· Sports Coaching and Pedagogy
· Applied Principles and Techniques in Football Coaching

Level 5
· Sport & Physical Activity Industry Experience
· Sports Coaching: Theory to Practice
· Developing Research Skills
· Sport Science for Football
· Tactical Trends in Football
· Football Coaching and Performance

Level 6
· Professional Project
· Football Placement
· Preparation for Graduate Employment
· Problem Based Learning for Sports Coaching
· Advanced Football Coaching

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course will prepare you for employment in a range of roles within the sport and physical activity sector, which contributes approximately £40 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately one million people. Our employability modules enable you to explore sports coaching and sport related career pathways and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment in a competitive industry. As part of these employability modules you will reflect on the experiences and skills you have gained in order to articulate your readiness to work in the football and sport industry.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

· The course will prepare you to complete the Football Association (FA) Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications
· You will be taught by Union of European Football Association (UEFA) qualified coaches, coach educators, and who have extensive applied knowledge and experience from grassroots to international level.
· The course has been designed in line with The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) coaching degree standards.
· Fantastic specialist sports facilities.
· Great professional partnerships.
· Excellent work placements and experience available.
· Sports Scholarships available.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

  • BBC from A Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade DMM, 
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma Full Award
  • 120 credit Level 3 Foundation Year in an appropriate subject
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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 £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.


The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

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.


01902 32 22 22



Order a prospectus