The FdSc Football Coaching and Development in the Community programme is a highly vocational course that embeds the principles of work based learning within all of the modules studied. Alongside the vocational elements of the programme the learners also study a range of underpinning theories that facilitate their development.
Typical Course Structure
Community Football Coaching
Functional Anatomy for Football
Introduction to Analysis of Football Performance
Introduction to Football Development
Research Study Skills.
Elite Football Coaching
Advanced Analysis of Football Performance
Sport Science in Football
Football Development in Practice
The FdSc Football Coaching and Development in the Community programme aims to:
Develop innovative and creative football coaches capable of enhancing football players from grass roots through to elite level.
Develop football coaches that have the ability to inspire and encourage sustained football participation.
Develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles and practices that underpin football coaching and football development activities.
Provide a variety of vocational opportunities that support the enhancement of football coaching and development skills.
Develop thoughtful, reflective and independent life-long learners with the capacity to progress in education and/or employment.
You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course, using our dedicated sports facilities and teaching areas.
2 – 3 days per week
Course contact hours are yet to be confirmed; however an average of 12-14 hours a week can be expected.
Whilst the majority of the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students are available and willing to undertake activities in the evenings and at weekends, in line with the demands of being a professional football coach or football development officer.
It is also expected that students complete between 3 and 8 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the following:
GCE A and AS Levels
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants, experience may be taken in lieu of qualifications that carry UCAS Tariff points.
GCSE English Language – grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – grade C/4 or above
(Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent)
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of 64 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa
There are typically 2-3 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:
Written assignment, including essay
Practical skills assessment
Oral assessment and presentation
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.
This course is designed to prepare and aid learners for a career in the Football Coaching and the football development industries. Students will have the potential to gain employment within these fields upon completion of their Foundation Degree. Students can also progress onto the BSc (hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy ‘top up’ degree at Lincoln College.
Per Academic Year
Home and EU Students £6999.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Sports kit - £130 (compulsory) ; DBS check - £44 (compulsory); Additional coaching courses (optional)- varying costs
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.
Apply Online at UCAS
This course is validated by Bishop Grosseteste University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.
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