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What makes Football Business Management and Coaching at Worcester special?

Football is a global economic, social and sporting phenomenon. With the English Premier League alone watched by over 170 million people in 200 countries worldwide, new opportunities are consistently presenting themselves in this expanding international industry.

Through a selection of practical and business-oriented modules, this course will equip you with both the football expertise and the management ability required for a successful career in the football industry. With a broad and multi-disciplinary approach, you will develop a clear understanding of football’s place within wider social, economic and cultural contexts, both in the UK and worldwide.

Key features

  • This foundation degree is linked to Kidderminster Harriers Football Club, and may present opportunities to play reserve team football
  • The coach education programme allows you to gain coaching awards whilst you study
  • Excellent industry links and collaborative partnerships provide invaluable real-world experience and insight through work-based learning activities
  • This is a University of Worcester validated course delivered at Birmingham Metropolitan College, Stourbridge Campus Centre of Sporting Excellence
  • Progression on to further study via a linked top-up degree at the University of Worcester, or in to employment in the football and sport industry

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

72

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

72 UCAS Tariff points including GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 (equivalent qualifications to GCSE in English and Maths will be considered). A full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) may be required for some modules.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Work Based Learning
  • Introduction to the Business of Football
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Football in the Community

Semester 2

  • Work Based Learning
  • Introduction to the Business of Football
  • Science of Football
  • Disability and Inclusion within Football

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Work Based Learning
  • The Business of Football – Project Management
  • Analysis of performance
  • Current issues within Football

Semester 2

  • Work Based Learning
  • The Business of Football – Project Management
  • Coaching for performance
  • Football in a Global Context

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

We enable students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement.

A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and practicals. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least four occasions in the first year and three occasions in the second of the course. In addition, you will also have a set timetabled tutorial session per week for you to attend if you wish.

You have an opportunity to undertake a semester long placement in the first and second year of the course, supervised for agreed projects by a work-based mentor and a University tutor.

You use industry-standard design software and have access to excellent facilities throughout the course. 

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 12 -16  contact hours of teaching.

Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • 4 hours per week of work based experience
  • 8 hours per week of group lectures
  • 4 hours per week of practical

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 24-48  hours of personal self-study per week.  Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes experienced lectures, staff that have extensive coaching, business, management and industry experience.       

Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy, and majority of course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. You can learn more about the staff by visiting our staff profiles.

Assessment

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance and presentations.

A typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:       

Year 1
6 x reports
4 x individual or group presentations
3 x practical based assessments

Year 2
7 x reports
4 x individual or group presentations
2 x practical based assessments       

Feedback

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

Careers

Where could it take you?

On successful completion of the programme, there are opportunities to progress onto a linked BSc (Hons) Degree programme at Worcester or to seek employment within the football and sport industry.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering on the Football Business Managing and Coaching FdSc in the academic year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for part-time UK and EU students registering on the Football Business Management and Coaching FdSc in the academic year 2018/19 is £1,156 per 15-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses. In addition, you will need to cover the cost of travelling to and from approved workplaces and placements in order to meet the requirement that you spend no fewer than 600 hours in practice over the duration of the course.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Football Business Management and Coaching FdSc - CN6F

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

CN6F

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Admissions tutor

Andrew Blakeley
andrew.blakeley@bmet.ac.uk