About the course
The Football Development Programme (Football Studies) is a unique, exciting course designed to fulfil the interests and needs of students looking to work in the Football industry and for those who seek a high level training and playing programme alongside their studies. This inspiring course includes a carefully selected and designed programme of study to include football coaching, performance analysis, dealing with football or sport related injuries, organising football/sports-based events, and many more of the vast selection of career areas in the football industry. Alongside your studies, you will receive top class football coaching throughout the week from our highly qualified team of coaches and ex-professional players as well as a calendar of fixtures. Our playing programme is directly linked with our partnership with Bury Town FC, giving student-players the opportunity to progress through the football pyramid. The course offers excellent work experience opportunities in the world of Football with many of the regions local clubs, as well as opportunities in schools and well established companies such as Premier Sport. In addition to your core qualification and training/match schedule, students will also have the opportunity to gain industry specific qualifications such as FA coaching awards as well as take part on a Football Tour each year to various European countries (additional costs to be confirmed).
4 GCSE's, grades 4 and above, to include at least 1 of Maths and English.
This course is a 2x A-level equivalent programme, providing you with UCAS points should you wish to pursue University after graduating. In addition to your 'core qualification', you may the opportunity to undertake industry specific qualifications such as FA coaching awards (FA Level 1 and 2 in Football Coaching).
What you'll learn (core modules)
The Learning Programme includes the following units over 2 years: Coaching Working in Sport (work experience placements) Sports Injuries (football related) Performance Analysis, Fitness training (for football) Fitness testing (for football) Sports Nutrition (for football) and other Sport/football related areas of study and industry. A minimum of 4 hours/academic week of coaching/training and a calendar of friendly and competitive fixtures.
Where will the course take me?
Employment progressions into areas such as: Football coaching (grassroots/amateur levels and/or professional teams) Performance analysis - technical and statistical Sports Science Football support e.g. Sports Massage, Sports Injuries and Rehab Coaching with Premier Sport Higher Education e.g. BSc Sport at the University of Suffolk. Apprenticeships in the football/sports coaching, fitness and leisure industries.
Will I need any materials or equipment?
Students will require a selection of pens, pencils, and materials to write on for coursework. Students are also encouraged to use their own laptop/IPad for lessons. Students will require suitable football boots and shin-pads for their training and playing programme. There is a course kit requirement which includes the clothing required for both training and playing, as well as for wearing around campus. This can be purchased online at a cost of £...
How much will it cost?
Sports Academy Puma Bundle
- 2 x T-shirts
- 1 x Polo
- 1 x Shorts
- 1 x tracksuit pants
- 1 x Sweater top
- 1 x Rain jacket
- 1 x Players holdall
West Suffolk College logo and players initials
Days & times
Starting September 2020