degree in community
football coaching & development


Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with Lincoln City Foundation in 2019/20.

Lincoln City Foundation's two-year Foundation Degree programme is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification, who 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 and academy staff, allowing the students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learned 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.

At the end of the two year programme alongside your FA Level 2 Coaching award there will be an opportunity to convert your Foundation Degree into a BSc (Hons) degree.




Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

During Year One:

  • Football Coaching; Theory to Practice

  • Technical Planning & Reflective Practice in Football

  • Academic Research & Professional Skills

  • Introduction to Sports Development

  • Managing & Developing Football in the Community

  • Sports Development in Practice

  • FA Level 2 Award in Coaching Football

During Year Two:

  • Football Coaching Adolescent Performers

  • Work Based Learning

  • Football in Society

  • Physical Education & School Sport (Optional)

  • Learning and teaching methods

  • Complete up to 300 hours coaching practice

During Year 3 (optional) to progress to a BSc Hons:

  • Applied Professional Project

  • Performance Football Coaching: Theory to Practice

  • Strategic Sports Development

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching

  • The Business of Football


  • The course costs students £8,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance

Start Date

  • September

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 160 UCAS points (Appropriate experience or an apprenticeship within the field will also be considered)

  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

  • Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths

  • MMM in extended diploma Btecs or equivalent

  • For further information on the course please email Hanna Storey, Education Manager at or complete the Expression of Interest below.

  • Visit the USW website here for more details. 

Foundation Degree
Expression of Interest for 2021/22
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