The Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development has been specifically designed for learners at professional football club’s and their Trust’s education programmes.
Operating through the University of South Wales, the two-year course was written by the English Football League (EFL) Trust in order to develop the required skills and experiences to operate as a professional coach.
Alongside classroom-based learning, students will have the chance to gain coaching experience through Reds in the Community’s various initiatives at Oakwell and across the borough of Barnsley.
This course has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award 2018 in the ‘Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year’ category.
Written reports, practical assessments, portfolios, presentations, posters/leaflets and various online assessments.
Successful candidates may progress to further education, such as an undergraduate degree, work or other vocational opportunities. Previous learners on education courses at Oakwell have progressed into employment with Reds and the Community and the Barnsley FC Academy.
Learners will have the opportunity to represent Reds in the Community in football matches against other football clubs or gain vital coaching work experience within other RITC activities delivered at Oakwell or across Barnsley. This route also offers a wide range of other work placements opportunities around Oakwell.