• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

Through extensive consultations with experts in the field we ensure that this qualification delivers highly relevant and practical learning.  It will provide football professionals from all backgrounds with the skills and techniques needed for success across disciplines within the football industry.

This degree is offered in two distinct routes, a practical Route and a Theoretical Route. The modules will be the same across the programmes.

Practical Route 

If you take this route you will  play and train with the University and play in the BUCS leagues. You will be required to stay in London to be on this pathway. As part of this route, learners will receive  8 hours of high quality coaching delivered by FA UEFA licenced coaches. Learners will also play in several fixtures fro showcase games against professional academy (Chelsea, Arsenal) to regular league fixtures in the BUCS leagues.

Theoretical Route

This route will allow you to study this degree and be based any where. You are not required to play sport to be accepted onto this route, and there will be no practical based assessments. This route will allow you to study for your degree and play/ work any where in the world whilst you study.

 

Level
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Duration
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time (subject to validation)
Awarding Body
University of Hull
UCAS Code
C6M9
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

YEAR ONE (LEVEL 4)

At Level 4 students follow a course of study which includes the following Core Modules:

  • Academic Research and Study Skills
  • Foundations of Psychology in Football
  • Foundations of Human Physiology and Nutrition
  • Foundations of Football Coaching
  • Health and Fitness Assessments in Football
  • Practical Football Coaching

YEAR TWO (LEVEL 5)

At Level 5 students follow a course of study which includes the following Core Modules:

  • Applied Physiology in Strength and Conditioning
  • Football Clubs and Communities
  • Theoretical Basis for Psychology in Football
  • Advanced football Coaching Practice
  • Professional Practice in Football
  • Research Methods

YEAR THREE (LEVEL 6)

At Level 6 students follow a course of study which includes the following Core Modules:

  • Football Analysis
  • Talent Development in Football
  • Employability and Contemporary Issues in Football
  • Applied Nutrition for Football Performance
  • Major Independent Research Project (MIRP)

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 80 Ucas tariff
  • Access to HE Diploma in a Sports related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully. Applicants will need to evidence IT skills and a willingness to participate in a range of practical sport and exercise activities.  For these candidates this will be assessed through a written task followed by an interview.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.

DBS will be an entry requirement for the programme.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Josh Wroot

Josh Wroot

Programme Leader

Biography 

I accepted a place at UCD in 2015 after a successful placement during my PGCE. I had previously studied at UCD, achieving both a BSc (Hons) in Sports science and a PGCE here at Doncaster.

I was part of the team that developed the new and innovative distance learning degree and have since become the programme leader for. In 2017 I presented at several conferences, sharing my innovation in this area and helping others with their programmes. On the back of this experience, I became employed at the University of Hull delivering Digital technology in the 21st Century at level 4.

My specialist areas are Physiology, Anatomy and Strenght and conditioning. I am currently working with the Doncaster Knights academy, providing them with sports science support and Strength and conditioning programmes. I started an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2017 at the University of Hull.

Current Modules Taught

BSc Sport and Exercise Science

  • Academic REsearch and Study Skills
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Human Physiology and Nutrition
  • Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal and functional screening

BSc Sport Science and Coaching in Football

  • Academic research and study skills
  • Health and fitness assessment in sport
  • Foundation of nutrition and physiology in football

Research / Scholarly activity

Developed an interactive “augmented anatomy” learning tool for students.

Currently developing an interactive application learning tool for students.

Andy Higham

Andy Higham

HE Sport Lecturer

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
"Study and play a high standard of Football at the same time"

Student Comment

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“Playing overseas week in week out, it was impossible for me to attend the daily classes. Therefore, I chose Doncaster College because it allows me to work anywhere, anytime and at my own pace. The degree is very interesting and challenging and I am sure it will help me in the future.” 

Andre is a Maltese international footballer, he has over 84 international caps for his country. Andre also plays midfield for Appolon, a Cypriot football club. In 2017 Andre scored the winning goal for Appolon in the Cypriot Super Cup. He is the first Maltese player to score in a UEFA Cup.  

Andre Schembri BSc Sport Science and Coaching in Football (Distance Learning)

Progression and Employment

This degree is designed to provide you with two exit routes in the area of football: sport science support, or coaching. Over the past decade, job opportunities in football have increased dramatically. There has been a need for scientifically- informed coaches and coaches who show an appreciation and understanding of science. The confidence, skills and knowledge that you will develop through this course will prepare you to pursue a range of careers, from coaching and teaching to the provision of sport science support and Strength and conditioning. You may wish to pursue your Football career, this degree will allow you to do so whilst gaining your bachelors of Science at the same time.

Typical Careers include:

  • Coaching in professional clubs (academies, centres of excellence, club/community coaching)
  • Coaching in amateur clubs
  • Sport science support
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Teaching
  • Postgraduate study in specialist areas (e.g. Nutrition, Performance, Analysis, Strength and Conditioning)

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • 80 Ucas tariff
  • Access to HE Diploma in a Sports related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully. Applicants will need to evidence IT skills and a willingness to participate in a range of practical sport and exercise activities.  For these candidates this will be assessed through a written task followed by an interview.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.

DBS will be an entry requirement for the programme.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: C6M9

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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