Further Employment Pathways

Progression Opportunities:

The Foundation Community Football Coaching and Development Degree is designed for individuals who wish to work in the Football industry, whether as a coach, or as a member of staff working within communities; developing initiatives and driving participation through education in Football.

The Graduate Destination Survey 2011/12 showed that 92% of graduates on this Degree are employed or in further study six months after graduation.

Destinations have included roles, such as:

  • An academy coach within a professional Football Club
  • Football Development Officer
  • Community Football Coach
  • Talent ID Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Personal Fitness Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Additionally, some graduates have joined the Armed Forces or entered the teaching profession.

If you wish to find out more about the education programmes available please contact Mark Gamble mgamble@saintsfc.co.uk.

After graduating from the Futsal and Education Scholarship with a triple Merit grade, I am now a student on the Foundation Football Community Coaching and Development Degree. I also work part-time for the Saints Foundation, coaching in the after-school sessions and holiday sessions. I feel that the courses that I have undertaken with Saints Foundation have equipped me with skills and experience needed to succeed in my future career as a Football Coach.” Tom KempsterFutsal and Education Scholarship 2011-2013; Foundation Degree 2013-2015

I completed the Futsal and Education Scholarship in July 2014, achieving the highest possible grade of triple Distinction, which is the equivalent of three A’s at A Level. With the results I achieved on my BTEC I had offers from some of the best Universities in the Country, but I chose the Foundation Community Football Coaching and Development Degree as it offers me the chance to gain the necessary qualifications and work experience within an amazing learning environment. Most importantly, I feel that this course offers me greater understanding of the demands of working within the Football Industry.” Will CarrFutsal and Education Scholarship 2012-2014; Foundation Degree 2014-2016