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USW Foundation Degree

Preston North End Community and Education Trust run a foundation degree course in community football coaching and development, in conjunction with the University of South Wales [USW] and the EFL Trust.

The two-year course provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience in the sports industry alongside their studies, as well as the chance to take up additional coaching qualifications such as an FA Level 2 certificate in Coaching Football.

There is also the option to study a top up in football coaching, development and adminstration, leading to a full Bachelor in Science degree qualification.

Students will mainly be based at Deepdale and Preston North End's facilities throughout the academic year, however, they will also attend two residentials a year at USW's Treforest Sports Park facility for induction and practical assessments.

Lectures are sent from the university to the students' online learning platform and are also delivered on site at Deepdale. 

Modules of study
Year one Year two Year three
Introduction to sports science for football Football in society Strategic sports development
Football coaching: theory to practice Youth football coaching The business of football
Introduction to sports development Project operations management

Community football coaching: theory to practice

Football event management Physical education and school sport

Critical issues in sports coaching and leadership

Technical planning and reflective practice in football Sport placement (double module) Applied professional project module
Academic research and professional skills    

Our current students who complete the Level 3 diploma in sport qualification can move straight onto the foundation degree and we also welcome applicants from external organisations. Entry requirements three passes at BTEC level or equivalent, or two D grades at A level. 

Applications can be made direct through the University of South Wales or through UCAS, with Preston North End being your chosen link club on the personal statement.

For more information, register your interest in studying with the PNECET Sports College below and a member of our education team will be in touch to discuss your options further.