In partnership with the USW, DCCT 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.

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.

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

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.

Course Content

Year 1

Academic Research and Professional Skills

Sports Science

Football Coaching Theory to Practice

Football Event Management

Sports Development

Technical Planning and Reflective Practice

Year 2

Football in Society

Physical Education and Community School Sport

Project Operations Management

Sport Placement

Youth Football Coaching

Across the first two years of your degree you will also gain you FA Level 1 and 2 Awards in Coaching Football.

Year 3

If you continue your degree to top-up to a full BSc in Football Coaching Development and Administration you will cover the below topics:

Applied Professional Project

Strategic Sports Development

The Business of Football

Community Football Coaching

Full details on course content can be found here.


The course fees are £8,000 per academic year for Years 1 and 2 followed by £9,000 for the third year. All tuition fees are eligible for Student Finance.

For further information on the course please contact Jodie Hayes, Education Lead at DCCT or visit the USW website here

Applications for 2020

Fill in the form below to talk to one of our tutors and find out more about the course and your options.

You can also apply through the University of South Wales website here.

Virtual Open Day

Learn everything you need to know about the Community Football Coaching and Development degree course at our Virtual Open Evening on the 2nd December at 6:00pm.

Fill out and submit the form below to receive an invite to the Zoom Meeting, or ask any questions you have.

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