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Football and Community Sports Coaching with Arsenal FC FdSc

If you are interested in sports science and would like to be a sports coach, this Foundation Degree is ideal.

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Quick facts:

UCAS Code: CX6D (View this course on UCAS)
UCAS Institution Code: L68
Level: 5
Duration: 2 years, full time, 3 days per week
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences
UK/EU fees: £5,860 per year (for a September 2014 start)

What is this course about?

This course teaches the key elements of community sports coaching, with a particular focus on football (carried out in partnership with Arsenal in the Community). Tailored to today’s community coaching sector and working with organisations such as Arsenal FC, Access to Sports and Mi Sport, the course offers a range of opportunities to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. 

For one afternoon per week, you will coach children in schools, organised by Arsenal FC. You will also take part in lectures, practical sessions, project work and tutorials. You will learn from an experienced course team with expertise in many aspects of football and community sports coaching, and will work in a multi-purpose sports hall, sports science gym and on an astroturf pitch.

Who is this course for?

If you are looking for a sports coaching course in London, and would like a career as a Community Sports Coach, this foundation degree is for you.

It is for anyone who enjoys playing football, has some experience in coaching sport and is interested in education, mentoring and coaching young people, and youth & community development.

What do I need to get on the course?

160 UCAS points from one of the following:

  • 2 A Levels, including Grade C in Biology, PE or Human Biology
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science, or related area with a Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) profile
  • BTEC National Certificate with a Merit, Merit (MM) profile
  • A recognised Access to Higher Education Certificate in a related subject.

In addition:

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics Grade C, or equivalent
  • FA Level 1 Football Coaching Award
  • Criminal Records Bureau (enhanced check) clearance is essential

Relevant practical experience and evidence of enthusiasm and commitment are valuable. In your application, include any voluntary or paid experience and/or formal training. The assessment activities during the application process will determine whether this is an appropriate level qualification for you.

Applicants who do not meet these entry criteria will be considered based on equivalent qualifications, previous experience, a College assessment and an applicant interview.

What will I study?

Offering the right balance between acquiring knowledge and developing practical skills, the course is tailored to today’s community coaching sector.

During your studies, you will benefit from an experienced course team with expertise in many aspects of football and community sports coaching, as well as input from a top premiership football club.

Year 1 topics include:

Football and Community Sports Coaching with Arsenal FC
MultiSport
Psychology 
Introduction to Sport Science
Fundamentals of Physiology and Anatomy
Academic Skills

Year 2 topics include:

Football and Community Sports Coaching with Arsenal FC
MultiSport 
Research Project
Key Skills Development
Psychology
Physiology
Principles of Coaching

What qualification will I get?

You will get a Foundation Degree Science in Football and Community Sports Coaching.

What can I do after the course?

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to the third year of BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Coaching at London Metropolitan University.

How do I get on the course?

Click here to apply for this course
View this course on UCAS

If you require further information about the course, please email hedegrees@candi.ac.uk