Higher Education Courses

Foundation Degree Pathways

Rotherham United Community Sports Trusts two-year Foundation Degree programmes are designed for individuals wanting to obtain a university qualification and who are passionate about pursuing a career in the football and the sporting industry. The courses allow students to develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within professional football club community departments or national governing bodies.

This courses are 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 platforms. Alongside the academic element of the course, students will be required to complete up to 200 hours of voluntary coaching within the community, alongside the Community Trust and academy staff. This allows students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.

Through the Trust’s partnership with 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.

Students have the option of 2 Higher Education pathways:

Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development

Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Development


BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)

Specifically designed for students who have already obtained a football-related Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification, the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up) allows you to gain a full Bachelor of Science degree in less than year.

This unique football coaching course focuses on both the football and business-related knowledge needed to develop professionals for the football industry. You will consolidate your learning and start to specialise your work-based learning experience in line with your career ambitions. Developed in partnership with University of South Wales, this football coaching course allows you to study and gain work placements across the globe.

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)