Full Time Programme

The Cefn Druids FC Full Time Programme, in association with UCS, provides a Universal approach to academia and work/life experiences to the maximum benefit of all its students and student athletes.

We are backed by a Nationwide government funded and regulated training provider, who educate approximately 1500 learners in each Academic Year, with a proven track record of outstanding learner outcomes in the sports and performing arts industries.

Cefn Druids are the only club in Wales to offer a full time football training with an educational program which is specifically aimed at developing players for our first team. The Educational curriculum and lectures are delivered by UCS, who provide and employ all lecturers and work in partnership with Cefn Druids FC.

A typical training day comprises of:
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Training (Pitch)
11:30 Warm Down
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Training (Pitch)
15:00 Warm Down
15:30 Analytics
17:00 Finish

A typical study day comprises of:
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Training (Pitch)
11:30 Warm Down
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Study Session
18:00 Training (Gym)
20:00 Finish

We offer a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science). This three year course is split into three separate courses.
Level 4 – Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Level 5 – Higher National Diploma (HND)
Level 6 – Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science)

Throughout these courses our students explore how exceptional athletes can be assisted to perform to an elite standard, whilst underpinning the psychological and physiological aspects of sports performance.

Course Type:
Full time
Course Duration – One Year (Year 1 of 3)
Entry Requirements:
96 UCAS Points plus GCSE
English & Maths (Grades 4-9) or Access to HE Certificate

Upon the completion of the learner’s Bachelor of Science in Coaching, the learners have opportunities to progress onto Postgraduate courses. This exit route includes both Masters and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) that will enhance their employment opportunities.

Once the learner has decided to specialise within a specific career, they are provided with opportunities to further enhance their skills and knowledge in this area by enrolling onto a postgraduate course. This will allow learners to enhance career prospects in their desired profession.

Our learners can pick from numerous exit routes including a Masters in Sports Coaching, Sports Analysis or Strength and Conditioning. A learner will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge relating to their professional field, as they will acquire skills in new technologies and methods that have developed in their area.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Should our learners decide to pursue a career in teaching, the BSc qualification will enable them to enrol onto a PGCE. This qualification will provide opportunities to teach in primary, secondary or further education, dependent on which level of education our learner pursues.

A brilliant opportunity to gain a valuable higher education degree while also pursuing a future as a footballer in a professional environment. We are proud to offer these programs and are happy to see the list of applicants growing!

To join or for more information, contact us at BTEC@cefndruidsfc.com

More than just a football club.