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Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching & Development

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with Bristol City Robins Foundation in 2022/23.

We at Bristol City Robins Foundation are excited to be able to offer an exciting two-year Foundation Degree to those who wish to kickstart their career in the sporting industry and gain a university level qualification at a professional football club.

The variety offered by the course provides students with the chance to develop all of the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics to work within professional football clubs, community sport departments and national governing bodies.

Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales, all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational environment from Ashton Gate Stadium via online materials.

Develop your coaching skills through practical work experience

Alongside the academic element of the course, students will complete up to 200 hours of work-based coaching within the community, alongside Bristol City's official charity and academy. Enabling students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.


Year 1
- Football Event Management
- Academic Research and Professional Skills
- Introduction to Sports Development
- Introduction to Sports Science for Football
- Football Coaching: Theory to Practice (English-based students)
- Technical Planning and Reflective Practice in Football (English-based students)
- Football Coaching: Young Performers (Welsh- based students)

Year 2
- Football in Society
- Project Operations Management
- Youth Football Coaching
- PE and School Sport
- Sport Placement

*Students will also complete their FA Level 2 Football Coaching certificate as part of the course.

Key Details:

As part of a partnership with University of South Wales, all students will be enrolled at the university. providing students access to the university's online library, blackboard and learning materials.

Academic Qualification

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

Assosiated Costs

  • Full-time UK and EU: £8,000 per year
  • Full-time International: £12,300 pear year
  • Students are able to apply for student finance
  • Plus £150 for compulsory sports kit
  • Travel to residential - Students will have to fund the cost of travel to the residential elements of the course at USW. Costs vary, depending on location

Start Date

September 2022

Prerequisites to Apply

  • A minimum of 64 UCAS points
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • A minimum of three GCSE’s, including English and Maths
Students gain real world coaching experience
The course consists of several residential visits to the University of South Wales campus
Learning through practical work is a core component of the course

Where to go next with your Foundation Degree:

Our Foundation Degree equips students with the skills to go into a whole host of different roles after completing their studies:

  • Top up to a full BSc (Hons) degree in Football Coaching, Development and Administration at Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Job opportunities at Bristol City Football Club or Robins Foundation
  • Performance or community coaching roles within the UK
  • Overseas opportunities

For further information on the course please email or contact the Foundation on: 0117 963 0636.

To register an interest in the course, please click here and fill out the information required.

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View our 2022/23 higher education prospectus