Rotherham United Community Trust offers a unique University Degree opportunity!

Published: 23/05/2023

Rotherham United Community Trust has a range of tailored Higher Education Courses that are designed for individuals wanting to achieve a university qualification and who are passionate about pursuing a career in the football or the sporting industry. Why not learn and play competitive sport at the same time with us!  Alongside studying you can… Continue reading Rotherham United Community Trust offers a unique University Degree opportunity!

Rotherham United Community Trust has a range of tailored Higher Education Courses that are designed for individuals wanting to achieve a university qualification and who are passionate about pursuing a career in the football or the sporting industry. Why not learn and play competitive sport at the same time with us! 

Alongside studying you can participate in one of our sports academies such as; Rotherham United FC, Rotherham Titans Rugby Club, Rotherham Hockey Club and Rotherham United Esports. 

These courses are delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales, all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational club environment at the New York Stadium. Students have the option of four Higher Education pathways to choose from, this offering a chance to learn about their chosen specialism in a very hands on way. 

We offer two degree options, with one being an award-winning community football coaching course, a Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development. Working alongside with the English Football League Trust, you can learn and develop the skills that you will need to work within a professional football clubs community department and national governing bodies. 

The second foundation degree option is a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development, which provides the unique opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications and essential work experience. Rotherham United Community Trust will organise the best suited placement for each individual, where you will gain first-hand experience in a range of specialised areas working alongside elite athletes. 

We also offer some specifically designed opportunities for students who have already obtained a football related Foundation degree or equivalent qualification, the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration along with a Top-Up Course that allows you to gain a full Bachelor of Science degree in less than a year! 

We spoke to a parents whose son is a Foundation Degree Student and they said, “My son has been very happy since starting his course at Rotherham United and the staff have been great with him. He has become a very confident person and this is all down to the staff at Rotherham United Sports College.” 

“The learning environment and facilities could not have been any better. From his experience this is something that I would recommend to anyone.” 

 If you are interested in joining for September 2023, please get in touch with James Mahoney jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net