Foundation Degree (FdA) Football Business Management

Our Foundation Degree Course in Football Business Management (FdA) is designed for students with an interest in all aspects the football industry.

Course Content
Football is not just a game, there is a lot more to it than that. From sponsorship, marketing and finance to education and leadership, it is a hugely diverse sport and industry offering a wide array of employment opportunities far beyond the most visible roles of playing or coaching. On our Football Business Management foundation degree, you’ll work with clubs and organisations to gain understanding and knowledge of management and leadership within football, preparing you for a varied and exciting career.

Entry Requirements:

  • A-levels:
    • An A-level grade profile of CD-DD.
  • BTEC:
    • A BTEC grade profile of PPP-PP. This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
  • Apprenticeships:
    • Achieve an advanced apprenticeship (Level 3).
  • Tariff:
    • Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 56-32 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma:
    • 56-32 UCAS Tariff points.
  • Non-tariff:
    • Non-UCAS Tariff-based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry. Please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility.
  • Work-based:
    • We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to University College Birmingham. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details, please contact Admissions.

How Will I Study?
You will learn through classroom-based lectures and seminars in the educational room in the Community Hub based at Shrewsbury Town Football Club (SY2 6ST).

Who is it for?
Anyone who is looking to gain a career in the football industry, this is the course for you! This course allows you a variety of different career paths once you have graduated. You could gain employment in management positions, leadership, football business, finance, marketing and communications.

Example of a typical teaching week (up to 12 contact hours):
Smaller group teaching – 4 hours
On-site live project work/applied learning – 6 hours
Tutorials – 2 hours

You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time.

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course:
Coursework – 55%
Practical assessment – 40%
Written examinations – 5%

After the 2 years, students can top up to study the BA (Hons) in Sports Management through the University College Birmingham.

To enquire further about this course please email [email protected]

What do I do next?

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