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.
- 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.
Academic Research and Professional Skills
Football Coaching Theory to Practice
Football Event Management
Technical Planning and Reflective Practice
Football in Society
Physical Education and Community School Sport
Project Operations Management
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.
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.
Come along to our next Degree Open Day to talk to our tutors and find out more about the course.
Our next Open Day will be on Wednesday 18th March from 7pm to 8pm at the DCCT Offices, 14 Pride Point Drive, Derby, DE24 8BX.
Fill in the form below submit your interest in attending the Open Day.