Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with Derby County Community Trust in 2020!

Derby County Community Trust’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification, who are passionate about pursuing a career in the football industry.

Students develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within professional football club community departments or national governing bodies.

Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales, all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational club environment via online material.

Alongside the academic element of the course, students will complete up to 200 hours of voluntary coaching within the community, alongside the Community Trust and academy staff, allowing the students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learned within lectures.

Through the trust’s partnership with the University of South Wales, all students will be enrolled as a student at the university. Students will be able to access the university’s online library, blackboard and learning materials, providing them with the best possible learning platform to excel.




Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development


The initial two years of the qualification include will cover:

FA Level 1 and 2 Award in Coaching Football

Community football development

Principles of coaching

Teach you aspects of children’s and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion and sports management skills

The third year of the course will cover Football Coaching Development and Administration

Full details on course content can be found here


The course costs students £8,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance.


September 2020


A minimum of 160 UCAS points (Appropriate experience or an apprenticeship within the field will also be considered)

Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths

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


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