University of South Wales Partnership

Grimsby Town Youth Players and Trainers / Coaches

Partnership with University of South Wales (USW)

The Community Football Coaching and Development degree has been designed in conjunction with the EFL Trust, in order to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies, in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development. On this course, students learn about children and youth coaching, sports coaching, football development, social inclusion, sports management skills and business.

For Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust (GTSET), this course has been running in partnership with ELFT and the USW since 2014, and over that time has seen more than 70 students come away with a foundation degree, and over 50 with a BSc honours degree, in sports/football coaching.

How to apply

The link below is how to apply for a course at the University of South Wales, via UCAS or Direct to University of South Wales.

UCAS – You will need to register for an account with UCAS and then be able to search for the course you wish to apply for, inputting all information required for you to be accepted on to the course. There is a charge to apply at a cost of *£26 for an application. (*please note price could change).

Direct to USW – This will also require you to register for an account and is similar to the UCAS application process of inputting information required however is FREE to do so, at no cost.

Lead contact details

Work office number: 03330233213

Mobile Number: 07539238954

Useful information

  • Placements

In addition to your lectures, you will have the opportunity to undertake voluntary coaching and sports leadership work with local partners at your clubs and within your communities during the degree.

  • Facilities at USW

We have a brand-new specially designed sporting performance facility that focuses on rugby and football coaching. It includes a specialist centre for strength and conditioning with 12 lifting platforms, providing a high performance environment for aspiring athletes. Our full-size indoor 3G pitch is built to the Fifa Pro standard and World Rugby 22 standard. It will guarantee training all year round for our rugby, football and coaching students. We are the only university in England and Wales to offer this facility.

You’ll also find a notational analysis suite and over 30 acres of playing fields, including five floodlit pitches. We have a sand-dressed ‘astroturf’ pitch, as well as a full-size FIFA approved 3G pitch. In addition to these all-weather pitches, there are six grass football pitches, three grass rugby pitches, and a large changing pavilion. Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club, as well as the touring New Zealand, South Africa and Australia rugby squads. This confirms the high quality of our pitches and the versatility of our equipment.

  • Lecturers

The USW Sports Coaching and Development team are experienced staff all who have worked in the sports coaching and/or development industry, some of whom have even played and coached at a professional/elite level. Our staff have experience of coordinating and managing sport in both local authorities, sports clubs and national governing bodies of sport, and are able to bring this real-life knowledge and experience into the classroom to bring topics to life. Many of our staff are still active in the industry either coaching or representing sports organisations on boards and strategic groups.

  • Chris Emsley – Course Leader FD in Sports coaching
  • Dr Stuart Jarvis
  • Robyn PinderCourse Leader FD in Football coaching
  • Rachel Murray
  • Dr Adnan Haq
  • Tom Cole
  • Fees & Funding

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2023 – July 2024 Fees

Full time UK students – TBC

Full-time International:  £15260 

Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs

Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don’t).

To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.

  • Application tips for UK students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.

To make it clear which club you are based at, please ensure you indicate this somehow within your application. You can do this by making a direct reference to them in your personal statement, or by identifying a member of staff from your associated club as a referee to your application.