University of South Wales Foundation Degree

TAF USW Partnership

Are you passionate about a career in the sports industry? If so, come and study with The Albion Foundation.

The Albion Foundation’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification and are passionate about pursuing a career in the sports industry.

Students will be able to 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 highly skilled and professional staff, allowing the students to embed and develop their coaching skills learnt within lectures.

Through the Foundation’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 be successful.

Students have the opportunity to complete a Top-up (3rd) year and attain a BSc (Bachelors) degree in Football Coaching, Development and Administration.

Academic Qualification: Foundation Degree in Community Sports Coaching and Development

UEFA C Football Coaching License

Year 1 Modules:

  • Academic Research and Study Skills
  • Introduction to Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Sports Science for Coaching
  • Introduction to Sports Development
  • Managing Sport
  • Sports Development in Practice

Year 2 Modules:

  • Project Management
  • Sports Placement (Double Module)
  • Community Sports Development
  • Physical Education and School Sport
  • Sports Coaching and Leadership

Year 3 (Top-up)

  • Applied Professional Project
  • Business of Football
  • Critical Issues in Sports Coaching & Leadership
  • Strategic Sports Development
  • Community Sports Coaching: Theory to Practice

Costs: £8,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance.
Start Date: August/September 2023

Prerequisites to Apply:

  • A minimum of 160 UCAS points
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths

For further information on the course, please contact Lee Meacham at

To express your interest in the course, please click here.

Kadeem Jordan - USW Student
"What have I enjoyed the most about the course? Getting out there on the grass, coaching and engaging with kids, because it's the best experience. There's nothing better than that"
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