Improve your performance and career opportunities as a coach in community and youth football (soccer). Our new, innovative degree course is delivered mainly online, so you can fit your studies round your working patterns - and study from anywhere in the world.
Whether you're involved in boys' or girls', men's or women's football, you will develop your skills and techniques as a development coach within the context of today's ever-evolving footballing landscape.
Our ongoing consultations with education professionals from community football ensure that this course delivers relevant, contemporary, practical learning – with an emphasis on practical skills and experiential learning.
Our specialist, practising tutors share their knowledge and expertise as they guide you through the course, helping you to achieve your aspirations. You'll learn alongside other players and coaches, through our innovative online Learning Management System, enriched by a lively residential week in Cambridge, UK, each June.
Intermediate awards can be achieved as follows: Cerrtificate of Higher Education - 120 credits; Diploma of Higher Education - 240 credits; BSc (Ordinary) - 300 credits.
The best coaches are the ones that continue to update their skills
During this course, you'll build on your existing badges and coaching experience to reinforce the theories and concepts behind the practices you've developed so far, giving breadth to your knowledge and coaching techniques, and further enhancing your coaching style and career success.
If you're a professional player looking ahead, see our Coaching for Performance in Football course.
We'll assess you in a number of ways, recognising the practical field-based nature of your coaching role. These may include practical assessments, presentations, blog writing, case study development, video uploads and commentary, multiple choice tests, portfolios and written assessments.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Due to the specialist nature of this course, applicants are required to have:
Additionally, the following specific entry requirements apply for this course.
The course is taught in English. Applicants whose first language in not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English. All international students must take an IELTS test on arrival. An IELTS score of 6 and above requires no further support; below this, students must enrol for one or more language support modules.
Our standard procedures for Admission with Credit apply. As part of the admissions process, an applicant is required to have an interview with the Admissions tutor, or equivalent.
NB The course includes residential study blocks which will be held in the UK; all students must be prepared and able to travel to the UK to take part in these residentials. Travel costs to and within the UK are the student's responsibility.
Entry to the course is through one of three routes:
This course is not available through UCAS. Please apply to us directly using the application link on this page.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 year extended, 4 years with placement)
Part-time undergraduate (6 years)
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