Improve your performance and career opportunities as a coach in community and youth football (soccer). Our new, innovative degree course is delivered mainly online, so you can fit your studies round your working patterns - and study from anywhere in the world.
Whether you're involved in boys' or girls', men's or women's football, you will develop your skills and techniques as a development coach within the context of today's ever-evolving footballing landscape.
Our ongoing consultations with education professionals from community football ensure that this course delivers relevant, contemporary, practical learning – with an emphasis on practical skills and experiential learning.
Our specialist, practising tutors share their knowledge and expertise as they guide you through the course, helping you to achieve your aspirations. You'll learn alongside other players and coaches, through our innovative online Learning Management System, enriched by a lively residential week in Cambridge, UK, each June.
The best coaches are the ones that continue to update their skills
During this course, you'll build on your existing badges and coaching experience to reinforce the theories and concepts behind the practices you've developed so far, giving breadth to your knowledge and coaching techniques, and further enhancing your coaching style and career success.
If you're a professional player looking ahead, see our Coaching for Performance in Football course.
We'll assess you in a number of ways, recognising the practical field-based nature of your coaching role. These may include practical assessments, presentations, blog writing, case study development, video uploads and commentary, multiple choice tests, portfolios and written assessments.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Full-time undergraduate (4 years)
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