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2 Years

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48

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Yes

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Michael Ayres

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The Foundation Degree provides a unique and innovative learning opportunity for potential students to learn and develop their teaching, coaching, business and entrepreneurship skills whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of football and community development.

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Why study Football Education, Coaching and Development?

The Foundation Degree has been developed as a collaboration between, St Mary’s University, a highly regarded higher education institute with a strong reputation for teaching, learning and sport and Chelsea Football Club Foundation, a world-renowned charity working with the local community to improve the lives of young people through football and education.

This Foundation Degree in Football Education, Coaching and Development provides a unique and innovative learning opportunity for potential students to learn and develop their teaching, coaching, business and entrepreneurship skills whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding of football and community development.

Students will also be able to gain valuable work experience opportunities within the world leading Chelsea Football Club Foundation projects.

Why St Mary's?

You will have the opportunity to undertake two placement modules with CFC Foundation in a range of settings. This will provide you with an opportunity to fully appreciate how you apply the knowledge and understanding that you will generate during your studies on the foundation degree.

The degree will be delivered at St Mary’s University, Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea training ground in Cobham, Surrey by staff currently involved with football education.

Teaching methods

Students will be encouraged to discuss their own experiences in light of the theoretical and conceptual areas covered in the foundation degree. Teaching methods include practicals, seminars, lectures, workshops, observations, in-situ practicals (at various Chelsea FC Foundation contexts), problem based sessions, technology based sessions, and peer teaching.

Assessment methods

A range of teaching and assessment methods and strategies will be utilized in the delivery of this degree. Presentations, small group work, workshops and practical sessions will be utilised to create a positive and enabling learning environment.

The assessments of the modules will be aligned to modes of teaching and learning. Specifically, the assessments will help develop skills and competencies that are required in the work place.

Key facts

  • Unique collaborative relationship with Chelsea FC Foundation.
  • Opportunity to develop coaching and teaching practice in various Chelsea FC Foundation settings.
  • Vocational qualifications are embedded into the course. These include: FA Level 1, FA Level 2, FA Futsal Level 1 and Association for Physical Education Level 3.
  • Variety of teaching venues, including St Mary's University, Chelsea FC Training ground (Cobham) and Stamford Bridge.
  • Staff expertise across a wide range of football settings, including: performance football, academy football, participation football, disability football, social inclusion, primary and secondary physical education, sports development and business, performance analysis, sports science, coach education, coach mentoring.

Course content



Year one

  • Development of the Young Footballer 
  • Equality and Diversity in Football 
  • Football Study Skills 
  • Professional Practice 1 
  • Project and Event Management in Football 
  • Teaching and Learning: Primary Physical Education and Early Years 1  

Year two

  • Business and Entrepreneurship in Football 
  • Coaching through the Game 
  • Professional Practice 2 
  • Research in the Football Environment 
  • Science of Football 
  • Teaching and Learning: Primary Physical Education and Early Years 2 
Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the programme specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.

Career opportunities

Further Study

The course can lead on to a wide range of alternative opportunities for further study, including the option to top up your degree to a BA (Hons) in Physical and Sport Education. This education pathway will also prepare you well for teaching, coaching and education related courses, such as a PGCE (primary or secondary), or FA level 3 (and above) award in coaching football.

Career Potential

You’ll be well-placed for a wide range of roles in football, whether you’re interested in coaching in the community, working in an elite football environment, teaching football in schools, development and project management, setting up your own business, or research/education. Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Football specialist in schools
  • Sports development officer
  • Academy coach
  • Talent identification
  • Disability football coach
  • Football education roles
  • Research roles

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Home/EU: £6,000
International: £11,220

The tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2018/19 academic year.

For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken. For further information about additional costs please contact michael.ayres@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information

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