Football Development and Performance BSc

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Football Development and Performance BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Buckinghamshire New University’s Football Development and Performance BSc is intended to give those students who have a passion for community development and youth leadership the skills they need to become an effective football coach. You’ll gain recognised coaching qualifications including FA Levels 1 and 2, as well as gaining the background in strategy, physiological science and psychological development you’ll need to be an effective coach and mentor to children and to provide the reflective environment they need to thrive.

    This program incorporates an integrated Foundation Year, which makes it accessible to almost anyone, regardless of their performance when it comes to A Levels (or the international equivalent). You’ll receive all the necessary basic skills to succeed in your BSc (Honours) degree in that first Foundation Year. The foundation year modules will all be delivered at the Aylesbury ale campus. The remaining 3 years of the program will be taught at the university’s High Wycombe Campus.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 4 years at full time, including the integrated Foundation Year. The following are ‘core’ modules taken by every student. You will also have the opportunity to take electives which are relevant to your specific interests.

    Foundation Year Modules Include:

    • Preparing for Success Self‐development and Responsibility
    • Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
    • Introduction to Sport Development and Performance
    • Inquiry and Research Skills

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Understanding Sport Development
    • The Global Football Industry
    • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
    • Human Sciences for Physical Education
    • Human Anatomy
    • Games in Sport and Education
    • Football and Society
    • Applied Sport Field Study

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Working in Community Football Schemes
    • Sport Event Planning
    • Research in Sport and Exercise
    • Performance Analysis
    • Football in the Community
    • Energy and Nutrition
    • Coaching and Athlete Development
    • Applied Strength and Conditioning

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Research Dissertation
    • Psychology of Football
    • Professional Development and Employability
    • Performance Testing in Football
    • Contemporary Issues in Football
    • Club Business: Football
    • Applied Performance Analysis

    Learning & Teaching

    Bucks University uses many different learning and teaching methods at different stages of their degrees. Early on basic skills, theories and factual knowledge will be the focus of most modules, in order to prepare students for later success. This will be delivered via large format lectures, smaller and more interactive seminars, industry-specific skills workshops and activities that make use of the school’s Virtual Learning Environment. In later years, the emphasis shifts more and more towards self-learning.

    Career Possiblities

    Buckinghamshire New University’s BSc program in Football Development and Performance is all about preparing you to apply for and win a role as a Football Development Manager, Football Development Officer or take on development based roles in other sports or youth activities which to not involve football. Many recent graduates have taken roles in the FA, in County Fas, in Country Sports Partnerships, or working directly with individual football clubs or local authorities.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    As this course includes an integrated Foundation Year program, it is open even to students without A Levels or similar qualifications. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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