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Still time to sign-up for Foundation degree!

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

AFC Fylde Community Foundation are delighted to offer students above the age of 18 with Foundation degrees in Community Football Coaching and Development and Sports Coaching and Development through the University of South Wales, delivered online with support and mentoring from 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 from 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 our 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 full AFC Fylde Community Foundation kit will be supplied, including coaching.

Benefits of studying a degree at AFC Fylde Community Foundation including living at home whilst studying, which lowers living cost, you don’t have to leave your existing job, and you 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, Employability 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 schools and youth clubs.”

For more information, please email

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