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Foundation Degree at Shrewsbury Town

3 November 2016

Shrewbury Town in the Community offer foundation degree with University of South Wales

Shrewsbury Town in the Community, in association with The University of South Wales are offering a Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

This course provides and opportunity to gain industry- recognised coaching awards (UEFA) while being affiliated to a professional football club.

The course has been designed in conjunction with the Football League Trust. It allows you to study all sub-disciplines of coaching and gain valuable industry-recognised qualifications. It will teach you aspects of children’s and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion and sports management skills.

The degree will be based within Shrewsbury Town football club, with lectures, seminars and tutorials delivered on site and material online. There will be further opportunity to apply your knowledge with an extensive work based learning programme provided by Shrewsbury Town football club, allowing you to work in specific roles and in real like football projects (this is the only university course in the country to provide this).

The academic programme enables you to gain a level 1 and level 2 football coaching certificates (pending a final assessment). The course is designed to give you the best opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in all coaching – related disciplines. You will be integrated into Shrewsbury Town football club and engaged in community coaching opportunities.

You will be enrolled as a student at the University of South Wales and have access to the online library, virtual learning environment and other learning materials. Your residentials shall take place in Cardiff at the University of South Wales base where you will receive full accommodation during these teaching blocks and your weekly academic lectures will take place in the education hub based at Shrewsbury Town Football Club.

You can enter a number of careers when you graduate, such as community manager, social inclusion officer, women and girls officer at a professional football club, football development officer, football in the community coach, or sports development officer. You could even enter other careers, such as the armed forces or emergency services.

Jade Hibbert, Education and Inclusion Development Manager, said:  “This foundation degree is one of outstanding statue. The course content, online delivery and mentor support from Shrewsbury Town in the Community and University South Wales combined is one I am very proud to be a part of. Our students are made to feel part of the football family here at the stadium and we will provide every opportunity available to each individual to make sure they prosper with great achievements whilst completing their foundation degree here with us”

Lyn Jehu from the University of South Wales said: “We at the University of  South Wales are delighted with the continual progress that our students are making in terms of putting theory into practice.”

You can either apply for this course through UCAS or apply to the university directly at

Contact Jade Hibbert for more information on 01743 289 177 Ext 215

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