The BSc (Hons) Football Development and Performance programme is ideal for those with a keen interest in community development through football, from grass-roots to performance. If you aspire to become a qualified football coach, the programme will give you the opportunity to gain recognised coaching awards, such as the FA Level 1 and 2. The course aims to help you become a fully inclusive and reflective football development strategist and coach by introducing elements of sport development, policy and the sport sciences. This programme includes a number of opportunities to network and gain work experience with local community groups, schools and National Governing Bodies as well as a year out of your studies on an extended placement in the football industry. **What will this course cover?** The (BSc) Hons Football Development and Performance focuses on the contextual and operational challenges facing the football industry and will help guide you through the process of how to engage with communities in order to contribute to the betterment of people’s lives through football. You will be given the opportunity to gain recognised coaching awards, such as the FA Level 1 and FA Level 2, building on your coaching repertoire beyond football. You will learn how to establish and maintain networks, organise and run sports events and initiatives, and create, implement and evaluate important sport policy concerning such things as health, social inclusion and crime and anti-social behaviours. **Placement year** You can choose to take your placement anywhere, but we work with three US-based soccer camp organisations: UK Soccer, Challenger Sport, and United Soccer Academy but not exclusively. These coaching opportunities are usually March to November and there are also other placements available in areas such as marketing, depending on your aptitude and commitment. Costs vary depending on the organisation and there are some up-front costs for flights, insurance and visa applications but all include accommodation and food once you are there. You will also be paid for your work and all three organisations provide prospective students full support with applications.