Cardiff City FC Foundation’s two-year Foundation Degree is a course designed for individuals wanting to gain 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 Cardiff City FC Foundation and Cardiff City Academy staff, allowing the students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.

Course Summary 

Academic Qualification 

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development


  • FA Level 1 and 2 Award in Coaching Football
  • Community football development
  • Principles of coaching
  • Teach aspects of children’s and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion and sports management skills


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

Start Date

September 2019

Prerequisites to Apply

  • A minimum of 160 UCAS points
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths


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