Foundation Degree Applied Coaching & Analysis in Football Performance

L5 Level 5
Full Time
10 September 2024 — 13 June 2026
Cardiff International Sports Campus

About this course

The FdSc Applied Coaching & Analysis of Football Performance’ programme aims to develop students’ understanding of the dynamic and complex interactions which exist within the coaching, performance analysis and strength & conditioning environments. The programme will provide students with an insightful awareness of how theory from a range of areas can both inform and be informed by practice in order to develop critical and innovative problem-solving abilities. Importantly the Applied Coaching & Analysis of Football Performance’ programme situates the coach-athlete relationship as an educational relationship and therefore this course places a high level of significance on the pedagogical role of the coach. Students will consistently engage in practical sessions throughout their two years to explore their role, their understanding of the self and how they teach and communicate with athletes. 

How to Apply: You apply for this course via UCAS.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to the UCAS course page.
You will need the following details:
Course Code – SP03, Institution Code – C16, Campus Code - C, Campus Name – Cardiff International Sports Campus
For further information visit Completing your UCAS application.

What you will study

The course covers:

Year 1- Level 4 

  • Research and Scholarship 
  • Applied Football Pedagogy 
  • Performance Analysis in Football 
  • Athlete Learning in Sport Performance Analysis 
  • Introducing Coaching and Teaching as Social and Relational Activities
  • Foundations of Strength and Conditioning 

Year 2- Level 5 

  • Research Design and Practice 
  • Applied Football Pedagogy 
  • Professional Placement in Football 
  • Football Performance Analysis and the Role of the Analyst 
  • Understanding Football Coaching Practice 
  • Strength & Conditioning  

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree it is possible to progress to;

  • Employment
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University to gain entrance to the third year, of a three-year honours degree programme such as;
    •  BSc Sport Coaching
    •  BSc Sports Performance Analysis

Entry requirements

48 UCAS tariff points from either Two A-levels (1 in relevant subject area) or BTEC National Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject. Other level 3 qualifications may be acceptable. Mature students with related work experience may be exempted normal entry requirements. All students must be competent in English language to a standard equivalent to at least grade 4 (or C) in GCSE English. IELTS 5.5

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

10 September 2024

End date

13 June 2026

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

14 hours per week

Location

Cardiff International Sports Campus
Maps & directions

Course code

SPHE5F05
L5

Qualification

FdSc in Football
met

Career prospects & further study

8,000

Sports Occupations has a growing workforce of over 8,000 with an estimated 1,600 jobs openings by 2026 in the Cardiff Capital Region. (Lightcast, 2022).

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree it is possible to progress to;

  • Employment
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University to gain entrance to the third year, of a three-year honours degree programme such as;
    •  BSc Sport Coaching
    •  BSc Sports Performance Analysis

Need to know

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Locations

Cardiff International Sports Campus
Cardiff International Sports Campus

Cardiff International Sports Campus,
Leckwith Rd,
Cardiff,
CF11 8AZ