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Football Coaching

FdSc Football Development & Coaching

  • 5

    Level 5

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020

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Due to the rising demands on quality and provision in football, this course has been designed to focus on developing the skills required to work in both football development and coaching. As many jobs in the industry now require a relevant degree, this programme provides specific understanding and experience of the industry, whilst developing other key employability skills.

With excellent links with Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation and Norfolk FA, students can obtain invaluable experience required in pursuing a career the sector, supplemented by guest lectures and practical demonstrations from industry professionals.

Modules delivered cover areas such as;

  • Community Football, Coaching and Development
  • Human Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • History, Culture and Future of Football
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Football Psychology

The course is delivered through a variety of activities and events such as practical work, group activities, lectures, workshops, problem solving activities, tutorials, e-learning seminars, external visits and guest speakers. Delivery takes place at college over 2-3 days a week.

Students are expected to arrange a up to 100 hours of work experience in year one and year two within a subject specific area.

Each year you will study 120 Credits. These credits are split into 20 credits per module for both years of the course.

All of Easton’s Degree programmes are validated by UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world-renowned Higher Education organisation.

Fees: £7,500 per year. Fees will not change for the duration of your enrolment on the degree.

Training Bursary: Students will have the opportunity to apply for a training bursary up to £250 (year 1) and £500 (year 2) to use against additional professional qualification.

UCAS Code: C602

Why Our College?

Elite facilities

Our sports facilities are among the best in the region and include the largest indoor tennis venue in the East of England, 3G pitches and gym and fitness centre.

Large, growing industry

The sport, health and fitness industry is worth £20bn and growing.

Industry expert teachers

You will learn from expert teachers with extensive experience in the industry.

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 64 UCAS tariff points form A levels or equivalent A minimum of GCSE maths, English and science (preferred) grade 4/c or above or National Literacy and Numeracy tests at Level 2 or 3 UCAS points from Scottish Highers or Advanced levels are accepted UCAS points from Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted Welsh Baccalaureate UCAS tariff points from BTEC or City and Guilds diplomas are accepted Open University credits in lieu of A levels Access to HE Diplomas at Pass level with suitable science or land-based credits Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: If you have achieved a qualification of credits towards a Higher Education programme at another Higher Education Institution you may be able to enter Level 5 or accredit matching modules. Please see our further information on our Credit Transfer/APL/APEL area


The course has been designed to provide students with an array of opportunities to display understanding and application of the subject informally (via formative assessments), prior to the formal (summative) assessments that will count towards your final grade. Students will receive valuable feedback from tutors or peers for their formative assessments, but grades will not be provided for this work.

Methods of summative assessments include (but are not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from these formal assessments will count towards your final module grade.

Students will receive feedback for their summative assessments via our online system, and we aim to provide this within 21 working days. Feedback will be detailed and tailored, to help students learn and develop their knowledge and performance over the duration of the course.


Successful candidates may progress onto our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Science (Top-Up) (subject to meeting entry criteria).

Student may seek top up provision to BSc (Hons) level in similar subjects at other institutions (subject to APL/APEL and/or entry requirements).

Students may also choose to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry-based careers such as football coaching, analysis, injury and rehabilitation specialists, strength and conditioning coaches, football promotion, fitness testing, research and development, football participation officer.