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programme in conjunction with UCS


Our Higher Education Programme provides a unique opportunity for students to gain up to a BA (Hons) degree combined with a wide range of exciting football related work experience.

The Programme has a flexible, incremental annual curriculum, providing excellent qualifications and experience that can be used and built on at the ned of each year of study.

Students can also gain additional vocational qualifications in their preferred area across the wide spectrum of the football industry and benefit from hands-on, practical experience.

Students can access coaching projects from grass roots to academy working alongside highly experienced professional coaches as well as accessing media, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, analytics, sports conditioning as well as a wide variety of other areas within the sport.

The campus

Based in the heart of the East Midlands, equidistant between Derby and Nottingham we are well served with key, convenient transport links.

Our facilities include a brand-new, state of the art 3G FIFA Pro full-size floodlit pitch, as well as separate break out 3G arenas, brand new dedicated classrooms, changing rooms, social areas and access to on site catering facilities and a clubhouse.

Transport: The Campus is easily accessible via the A52/M1 with excellent bus, train and tram routes to the stadium.



Each student will be assigned a professional coaching mentor with direct experience in the game at professional and National League levels.

Mentors will provide support and guidance in the development of coaching skills as well as their application in both theory and practice.

Most importantly the mentor will support each student experience a wide range of football related work opportunities and guide them in choosing areas that interest them most.

work experience

Relevant real life work experience is a key component of our curriculum equipping all our students with a genuine platform to progress within the football industry or beyond at the end of each year of study.

Our students will develop their leadership skills across a broad spectrum of football related activities.

Whether it is coaching in local schools, grass roots or academy levels, analysing games, media related activities, strength and conditioning and sports therapy, match-day management or in understanding the wider business of football. Our students leave the programme with genuine skills to equip them for a career in football, sport or in whichever alternative field they choose.



The programme combines high level education with the opportunity to gain hands-on practical skills.

As well as the work experience opportunities, there are also regular talks from guest speakers, trips and opportunities to develop playing ability through participation in our local and national football league and cup competitions.

Students can experience expert coaching session as participants 6-8 hours a week.

campus summary

2022 Start Date: October 2022


Address: Grange Park, Long Eaton, NG10 2EF


Courses on offer:

HNC Sports Coaching Science

HND Sports Coaching Science

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching & Sports Management


UCAS Details

Course Code: C611

Institution Code: C75

Campus Name: Long Eaton

Campus Code: M

For more information click here to view the prospectus, email us at or get in touch through the form below!

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