Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with Stevenage FC Foundation in 2020/21. 

Stevenage FC Foundation’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification and are passionate about pursuing a career in the football 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 Foundation staff, allowing the students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.

Through the Foundation'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


Year One: Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching 

  • Football Event Management
  • Academic Research and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Sports Development
  • Introduction to Sports Science for Football
  • Football Coaching: Theory to Practice 
  • Technical Planning and Reflective Practice in Football 

Year Two: Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching 

  • Football In Society
  • Project Operations Management
  • Youth Football Coaching
  • PE and School Sport
  • Sport Placement

Additional Qualifications

  • FA Level 2 Award in Coaching Football


The course costs students £9,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance.

Start Date

August 2020

Prerequisites to Apply

  • BTEC Level 3 – MPP. A Level - DD
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths

Open Evening - Expression of Interest

If you are interested in the Foundation Degree the Foundation please email our Education Mentor, Lucy Burdin via [email protected] or complete the following Expression of Interest Form - click here

For further information on the course please email - click here - or to view more information about the University of South Wales and the degree - click here