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FdSc Football Coaching and Performance

 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS 3R5T

Course Length:

2 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2019/20 UK fee: £9250

2019/20 International fee: £13,000

At least one A level or BTEC (or similar level 3 qualification);

Plus: 

The F.A. Level One Coaching qualification.

Interview and DBS check (mandatory).

GCSEs English and maths preferred.

Student view

Emma
"I've always had a passion for football and I've always played it. As a football coach to have that many lecturers in so many different areas that are that good I've developed so much. I think if I didn't go to university I wouldn't have developed as much as I have.

The Women's FA High Performance Centre is the reason why I'm probably on my 'B' licence. The lecturers have helped support me to get funding for it. You get opportunities like that that you don't get at other universities without a high performance centre."

Course content

The Football Coaching and Performance programme aims to:

  • Foster and nurture an engaging and critical analysis of the theories and concepts relevant to enhancing performance in Association Football
  • Develop a critical understanding of the theories and concepts that influence and shape the behaviour and performance of coaches and coaching practice in the context of Association Football
  • Enable students to develop and extend their understanding of the methods and processes of intellectual enquiry related to the coaching and performance process in sport
  • Develop confidence in the application of knowledge and understanding that enhances the competence of students in their capacity as coaches capable of delivering practice without the need for direct supervision
  • Ensure students acquire a systematic understanding of the principles of play appropriate to Association Football and advanced tactical and strategic knowledge relevant to the 11v11 format and other formats of the game
  • Develop a critical understanding of the cultural, political, social and economic landscape in which Association Football is located and the dynamic inter-relationship with the process of sports development at a local, regional, national and global level
  • Provide an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry both in the UK and internationally

The University of Chichester has a long tradition of playing excellence in Association Football and has considerable depth of expertise within this amongst the staff. This includes three UEFA ‘A’ licence coaches, four UEFA ‘B’ licence coaches, experienced FA coach educators, FA Coach mentors, 1st4Sport External and Internal Verifiers and the manager of the England women’s beach soccer team. provides an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry both in the UK and internationally.

Through this expertise and the active coaching involvement of it’s staff the University has an extensive network of relationships with many local professional and semi-professional clubs as well as a growing network of international relationships with clubs in North America and Asia.

The University also hosts the Sussex Futsal league and is a Centre for Disability Football, as well as being an approved centre for FA/1st4Sport coaching qualifications. During the course of the programme students will be able to apply and develop their knowledge of Association Football through the context of the different formats in which the game is played.

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins

 

Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf (to be completed by September 2019)

Image below is for illustrative purposes only for colours. (not actual astro at Chichetster)  Line markings and surrounding layout will be different.

Blue and green astro - image of different institution to see style

110m synthetic athletics track

Strength and conditioning room

Two multi-purpose gymnasiums

Outdoor netball and tennis court



Two seminar rooms

Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology



Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts



Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used



An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab



A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

Where this can take you

Many past students have been successful in gaining employment within the football industry in roles such as Academy Directors and coaches, Performance Analysts, Fitness and Conditioning specialists, sports therapists and in various roles within the Community Departments of professional football clubs. Other past students have secured football coaching employment overseas.

You can also 'top-up' to the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance.

Indicative modules

Indicative Modules:

Year 1

  • Analysing Sport
  • Introduction to Sport Business and Management
  • Developing Player Performance in Football
  • Psychology in the Coaching Process
  • Fundamentals of Human Movement 
  • Principles and Practice of Coach Development in Football 
  • Acquiring Skilled Performance

Year 2

  • Researching Sport
  • Coaching Physical Performance
  • Coaching Psychology 
  • Coaching Placement in Football
  • Children and Youth Sport
  • Football Development

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Sport Development: International Contexts
  • Social-Histories of Football
  • Advanced Coaching Psychology
  • Developing Effective Coaching
  • Analysis of Systems and Performance in Football

We also offer a 'top-up' degree in BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance.

UCAS Code: CX64 C58

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

We are committed to learning and teaching. Our team of principal lecturers ensure the techniques and technology used at Chichester position us as a leading authority in this critical part of your education.

When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.

Independent Learning

Central learning facilities are available to complement and support the learning activities you will experience in your taught modules, and will help to foster your confidence in learning independently and managing and presenting information – skills that will be of lasting benefit beyond your time at the University.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, exhibitions, performance/practical work, project work, presentations and seminar discussions.

Our course will include a mix, so that you will be assessed on different types of work. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.

You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers throughout the course. Special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

Association Football at Chichester

The University of Chichester has a long tradition of playing excellence and coaching in Association Football.

Both the Men’s and Women’s football first teams play in the respective BUCS Premier League (South), the highest division in the country and the University is ranked by BUCS as the eighth best University in the UK for football performance. 

Many past students have been successful in gaining employment within the football industry in roles such as Academy Directors and coaches; private football providers;  performance analysts; fitness and conditioning specialists; sport therapists and various roles within the community.

The University has considerable depth of expertise within Association Football amongst the staff and this includes:

  • Three UEFA A Licence Coaches
  • Four UEFA B Licence Coaches
  • Experience FA Coach Educators
  • FA Coach Mentors
  • 1st4Sport External and Internal Verifiers
  • England Universities Ladies Manager
  • England Beach Soccer Ladies Manager

Through this expertise and the active coaching involvement of it’s staff the University has an extensive network of relationships with many local professional and semi-professional clubs as well as a growing network of international relationships with clubs in North America and Asia.

The University also hosts the Sussex Futsal league and is a Centre for Disability Football, as well as being an approved centre for FA 1st4Sport coaching qualifications.

During the course of the programme students will be able to apply and develop their knowledge of Association Football through the context of the different formats in which the game is played.