Cardiff City FC Foundation offers a unique approach to ensuring the best educational outcomes from all of its participants. Top-class facilities and leading industry experts provide the perfect environment to develop and progress beyond the determined outcome of each programme. Whether higher education, employment or overseas studies are your ultimate target, the Foundation will help you get there.

 

 

Futsal

Futsal is an exciting, fast paced small sided football game, the game places large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a side format of the game.

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Duration:  2 Years

Study mode:  Full-time

Entry Requirements:  Minimum 4 GCSE’s  A* – C (C or above in Maths & English Highly Desirable)

Qualification:  BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) (3 A Level Equivalent)

Learners will work towards completion of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), which is a 3A Level equivalent qualification. Many units involved in BTEC qualification will be completed during the practical sessions that involves up to 5 hours of weekly training sessions.

Futsal learners will represent Cardiff City Football Club in the Futsal National Youth League, playing weekly fixtures against other professional clubs in the Bluebirds jersey, as well as competing in the Soccer AM Cup, with highlights shown on Sky Sports.

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Football Performance Centre

Operating at various sites across South Wales.

The Football Performance Centre is a full time programme of study housed at exclusive hub partner sites across South Wales working closely with Cardiff City FC Foundation and TVS Education.

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Duration:  2 Years

Study mode:  Full-time

Entry Requirements:  Minimum 4 GCSE’s  A* – C (C or above in Maths & English Highly Desirable)

Qualification:  BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) (3 A Level Equivalent)

As part of the programme candidates’ work towards completion of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), which is a 3 A Level equivalent qualification. A football specific training programme complements the educational aspects of the course, with candidates completing up to 8 hours a week worth of training which links to relevant units of the BTEC qualification.

An 11-a-side fixture programme enables participants to put into practice what they have learned on the training pitches, and this breaks over the Winter months for a Futsal Competition that is in place to promote the skill based aspects of the game amongst students

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Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development

Cardiff City FC Foundation offers a unique opportunity for students to further develop their academic and professional careers through gaining a university level qualification in partnership with the University of South Wales.

Duration:  2 Years

Study mode:  Full-time

Entry Requirements:  Minimum 160 UCAS Points (MPP at BTEC; A-levels to include at least one Science, or Mathematics, Physical Education or Psychology. National Governing Level 1 or equivalent Football Coaching. Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

Application Process:  UCAS or the University of South Wales

Lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered to students at the Cardiff City Stadium via an online platform. Students will be enrolled as a student at the University of South Wales allowing them access to the university’s online learning platform, library and all the required learning materials. In conjunction with undergraduate studies learners will undertake a work based learning programme, consisting of up to 300 hours of voluntary coaching, where they will gain experience in areas such as; social inclusion, school and grass root club development, football development and coaching by working alongside  the experienced staff at the Cardiff  City FC Foundation.

This unique programme has been designed in conjunction with the Football League Trust allowing students to gain the necessary skills and qualities that are required to work within the industry, as well as gaining their FA Level 2 Football Coaching Certificate qualification

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STRIKERS: Engagement (Traineeship Programme)

The Strikers Engagement programme offers learners the opportunity to discover their capabilities without the pressure to achieve qualifications. This course allows soft skills to be developed in a fun and relaxed environment. Essential Skills qualifications can be offered to learners who wish to upskill in certain areas.

A large emphasis is placed on making learners aware of the progression opportunities available to them, to allow them to make informed decisions of their next step in life.

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Duration: 12 weeks – All year round enrolment

Study mode: 3 days a week

Entry Requirements: None

Qualification: Essential Skills – Communication Essential Skills – Application of Number First Aid

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STRIKERS: Level 1 (Traineeship Programme)

The Strikers Level 1 course offers an engaging programme for learners who are clear about the vocational area that they wish to learn more about. This 24-week course has a clear work related focus and covers both the knowledge and practical skills required to work within the Sport and Active Leisure sector.

Strikers Level 1 offers fantastic work experience opportunities combined with sector related work placements utilising the vast departments within Cardiff City FC and Cardiff City FC Foundation.

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Duration: 24 weeks – All year round enrolment

Study mode: Full-time

Entry Requirements: Initial assessment score of Entry 3 or higher

Qualification: Essential Skills – Communication Essential Skills – Application of Number First Aid

malcolm.webb@cardiffcityfc.org.uk

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Funded by Welsh Government and European Social Fund

 

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