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Foundation Degree

The 2 year Foundation Degree will combine studying and practical coaching experience as well as offering students the opportunity to gain recognised coaching qualifications. A Top-Up year will be available to those that wish to attain a BSc (Hons) Degree

The degree is classified as full time and the requirement is to attend the Memorial Stadium 2 days a week, between September to Easter as well as participating in a 3 day residential, twice a year at the University of South Wales.


How is the Foundation Degree taught?

The course is largely based at the Memorial Stadium and taught via online lectures, practical sessions and tutorials from USW Academic Teaching staff, as well as 1:1 mentoring and support available from Bristol Rovers Academic and English Football League Trust staff.


You will take part in work-based learning to develop your coaching knowledge alongside Bristol Rovers Community Trust staff working with local projects in schools and with local teams.

What are the entry requirements?
  • 40 - 48 UCAS Points (MM in BTEC Level 3)

  • 5 GCSE's at 4/C or above including Maths and English

  • FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Footbal or equivalent

  • Endorsement from Bristol Rovers Community Trust or other sport providers.

What do I need to know?
  • August 2020 - July 2021 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: £8,000 per year

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Year One

    • Football Event Management

    • Introduction to Sports Development

    • Introduction to Sports Science for Football

    • Football Coaching: Theory to Practice

    • Technical Planning and Reflective Practice in Football

    • Football Coaching: Young Performers

Year Two

    • Football In Society

    • Project Operations Management

    • Youth Football Coaching

    • PE and School Sport

    • Sport Placement

Community Trust


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