BA (Hons) Football Development Understand the role of frontline practitioners in the development of association football Course in Islamabad || Registration Open
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Gain an in-depth knowledge of the development of football
Our BA (Hons) Football Development programme focuses on understanding the critical role of football practitioners, leaders, and facilitators in developing opportunities for people to take part in the sport.
Examine the evolution of a global sport
You will consider the relationship between the development of association football on local, national, and international levels and the frontline workforce who deliver its advancements.
Alongside this, an integrated involvement in various social and professional contexts enables you to acquire the delivery, management and leadership skills that underpin and contribute to the football development process and wider football job market.
Prepare for a wide range of careers within football
The programme supports the development of your knowledge the wider context of the football industry and practical applications of your learning through work placement opportunities in the second year.
The course ensures that you gain the skills and knowledge required to gain employment within various areas within football development, including business, education, health, coaching, social projects, both in the UK and internationally.
On this course you will:
- Understand the role of frontline staff in the development of football.
- Develop a critical understanding of the cultural, political, social and economic landscape of the sport and its effect on the development of the sport at a local, regional, national and global level.
- Acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry both in the UK and internationally.
- Gain the opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience within the industry through our dedicated work placement options.
Develop the core skills needed to improve your practical and coaching competence
Our BA (Hons) Football Development programme provides an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry both in the UK and internationally.
You will take innovate and exciting modules in your first year that will give you a fundamental overview of the key aspects and concepts of football development.
You will then have the opportunity to pursue one of two pathways in your second year through until the end of your degree: an applied professional project (Route A) or our direct work placement route (Route B).
Select a year
The Enquiring Practitioner
While learning the technical components involved in the teaching and coaching of specific skills, you will also be introduced to fundamental biomechanical principles which impact performance. The module will apply research and enquiry to real-life lived experiences that are associated with your potential future career paths.
Teaching and Assessment
Innovative teaching methods that focus on practice
Our team of principal lecturers ensure innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation.
When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, portfolios, practical assessments, lab reports, and oral presentations.
Our course includes a mix of assessments, so that you may develop a wide range of transferable skills. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.
You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss and plan your development with your lecturers throughout the course. Where appropriate special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.
Gain professional industry experience or develop your skills as a practitioner
In your second year, you will have the opportunity to pursue your interests and build your course around you.
We offer you the ability to pursue a professional work placement within a football development context, or develop your skills as a practitioner as you explore the current landscape of modern football coaching. These pathways will continue through until the end your degree, with distinct module options and assessment methods.
Applied Professional Project
This route allows you to examine the dynamic nature of contemporary football coaching, with a highly-practical focus. You will be able to demonstrate and develop your competence and skills as a football practitioner, both as a player and a coach.
In your final year, you will explore the methodologies used by coaches to adapt and cater for a variety of different groups and contexts. You will consider the necessary flexibility of the coach across a range of contexts and develop expertise within less familiar sporting activities and types of groups.
You will also explore globalisation and the emergence of different sports cultures including countercultural and disability sports.
Work Placement Route
This six-week option will allow you gain vital experience in a professional setting within the football industry.
The placement will allow you to practically apply your theoretical learning to real-world professional situations, present you with networking opportunities, and increase your future employability.
In your third year, you will critically reflect on your placement experiences and consider your professional strengths and weaknesses and potential career progression. It encourages you to plan for the transition from university to work or other related goals.
Acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the football industry
Our BA (Hons) Football Development course ensures that you gain the skills and knowledge required to succeed within various areas of football development, including business, education, health, coaching, social projects, both in the UK and internationally.
Past students have gained employment in:
- Academy directors and coaches
- Performance analysts
- Fitness and conditioning specialists
- Sports therapists
- Various roles within the community departments of professional football clubs
You can also progress to other postgraduate level study to continue the development of your knowledge and skills and increase your employability.
Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.
- PGCE Secondary (Physical Education)
- MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education
- MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- MSc Sports Coaching
- MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
- MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology
- MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
- MSc Sports Performance Analysis
- MSc Strength and Conditioning
- Postgraduate Research (PhD)