Unsure of your next steps in education after college but are considering a career in sports coaching? Studying for a foundation degree at AFC Fylde Community Foundation could be the ideal pathway for you!

AFC Fylde Community Foundation is delighted to offer students above the age of 18 Foundation degrees in Community Football Coaching and Sports Coaching and Development through the University of South Wales, delivered online with support and mentoring from the AFC Fylde Community Foundation staff.

With not long to go until A Level and BTEC results day, places are still available for students interested in studying.

The course will commence in September 2023 and last for two years, with an option for a one-year top-up, located in the Fylde Sports and Education Centre at the state-of-the-art Mill Farm Sports Village.

Limited places on the course remain available, so if you are interested in a career in sport, the Foundation degree is the ideal route to kickstart your journey.

By studying on the course in partnership with the University of South Wales, we are proud to say that we are the only charity of a Vanarama National League club to provide the programme.

Students can expect high-quality learning and the chance to gain their Level One in the first year and Level Two in the second year, as well as further options for UEFA B.

Work experience and paid opportunities are also available for students on the course, whilst a full AFC Fylde Community Foundation kit will be supplied, including coaching.

The benefits of studying for a degree at AFC Fylde Community Foundation include living at home whilst studying, which lowers living costs, you don’t have to leave your existing job and can gain over 400 hours of real-world experience within an ambitious professional club and the Foundation.

Entry requirements

Diploma – (MP)

Extended Diploma – (MMP)

Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis

Chris McNally, Education and Skills Manager said: “Working with AFC Fylde on our degree courses will give you a unique opportunity to learn while working at a professional football club.

“You will get involved in a whole number of different opportunities. Our work experience involves coaching in our football development courses and working with young people in youth clubs.”

For more information, please email Chris.McNally@afcfylde.co.uk