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From the start of the 2018/19 academic year, Reds in the Community’s Education department will be introducing a brand new two-year Foundation Degree in Football Coaching and Development.
Delivered in conjunction with the University of South Wales, our degree is perfect for aspiring football coaches and development officers.
Students will study at Oakwell, making use of the professional facilities that we have on site, as well as working closely with Barnsley Football Club in order to make sure you get the most out of your time with us.
The degree has been developed in consultation with our key partner Welsh Football Trust to provide you with a unique learning experience, enabling you to apply your knowledge and skills in an exciting and vibrant environment.
Upon successful completion of the course, you can choose to graduate with your Foundation Degree, or study for one further year and graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Football Coaching, Development and Administration – Top Up. Students also have the option of completing their top-up year in the USA.
The first year of the course will look specifically at football coaching young performers, strength and conditioning principles and applications, academic research and professional skills and an introduction to sports development managing and developing football in the community.
In year two, modules will include football in society, football coaching adolescent performers with a sports placement in football.
There are also optional physical education and school sport performance analysis modules to accompany the core topics in your second year.
In order to qualify for the course, you will require either:
Typical A-Level Offer: Two Grade D’s to include a relevant subject but exclude General Studies. Level 1 in football coaching or equivalent foundation level football coaching qualification from a football NGB (National Governing Body).
Typical BTEC Offer: BTEC Diploma Merit Merit in a relevant subject, also required a Level 1 in football coaching or equivalent foundation level football coaching qualification from a football (NGB).