Foundation Degree

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust in 2017/18. 

Rotherham United Community Sports Trusts two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to obtain a university qualification and who are passionate about pursuing a career in the football / sports 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 learnt 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 within.

Course Summary 

Academic Qualification 

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development


– 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 course costs students £8,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance. (September 2017)


– A minimum of 160 UCAS points
– Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check (To be completed by club)
– Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths

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For more information regarding this programme contact our Education Manager Matt Edwards on 07506722899 or email

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