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Coaching and Development Degree



In partnership with the University of South Wales, Derby County Community Trust are your local providers of the Community Football Coaching and Development degree which enables learners to gain their university qualifications in a professional football club environment.

Starting every September, we provide an initial two-year foundation degree with the opportunity to top up to convert this to a full BSc (Hons) in Football Coaching, Development and Administration in your third year.

The course is suitable for students of all ages.

Throughout the course you’ll gain a vast array of experiences within Derby County Football Club’s community setting alongside gaining your FA Level 2 Coaching qualification in a work-based placement.

Lectures will be delivered within the football club setting and cover topics including: sports science, physical education and school sport, strategic sports development and football in society.

Students will also visit the University of South Wales in Cardiff biannually.

You will gain the unrivalled experience of learning and developing in a wider football club setting with the opportunity to further your experience with part time volunteering or paid roles within the Trust.

University fees apply and Student Finance is available to all full-time learners.

For more information please fill in the form below or contact Jacob Straw, Education Support Officer, on 01332 416140 or [email protected].

“I’ve enjoyed working in local secondary and primary schools assisting and putting on sessions for children and helping run the secondary school’s football team after school to support my degree. I’ve also been able to complete my FA coaching badges whilst on the course.”


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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Three GCSEs including Maths and English at level 4/C or above
  • DD at A Level or Merit Merit in a vocational course (BTEC/Cambridge National/NCFE)
  • FA Level 1 and basic coaching experience desirable

Consideration is given to individual circumstances for all of the above.


Participant Name

For more information on the course please fill in this form or contact Jacob Straw, Education Support Officer on 01332 416140 or [email protected]