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Achieve your career goals in sport with our flexible and accessible education and training programmessee programmes
Ahead In Sport are at the forefront of football and wider sport-related education and training programmes.
Working globally with organisations and academic institutions, we provide industry expertise and support curriculum development to create unique and innovative programmes, including the award-winning BSc(Hons) in Applied Football Studies, a 3 year full-time undergraduate online degree and 'Understanding the Sporting Director' a series of short-courses developed in partnership with the Association of Sporting Directors.
September 2023 sees the launch of our newest online programme, BSc(Hons) Football Industry, to be delivered in partnership with UCEN Manchester and Sheffield Hallam University.
In addition our staff continue to provide external support to numerous football industry organisations and education providers including FIFA, the Football Association, Football Association of Wales, EFL, the Association of Sporting Directors, the Steven Gerrard Academy and Pearson.
Ex-Portsmouth FC Football player, Sports Coach & Semi-Professional Footballer at Bognor Regis Town FC
“Being a professional footballer, I knew I’d only be able to study for a degree if it was flexible and worked around my training and games schedule, this programme does exactly that.”
Manchester United FC (Everton FC on-loan) & England
“The fact that everything is accessible online, and I can watch the webinar recordings on my own time is great, because with my busy work schedule, I miss a lot. If I get behind, I can block out a day that I am not playing football and I can go back through and catch up, or even get ahead.“
Ahead In Sport are committed to supporting the creation, development and delivery of award-winning education and training programmes. Through our industry expertise we are continuously striving to increase our portfolio of programmes offered to those involved in football, and the wider sport industry including accredited and non-accredited programmes such as:
Access to education
Executive education and training
BSc (Hons) Applied Football Studies
BSc (Hons) Football Industry
Understanding the Sporting Director
Ahead In Sport are aligned with a network of individuals and organisations who share our core values in providing world leading football and wider sport education and training.
We continue to create sustainable partnerships, working collaboratively to provide valuable experiences for those seeking to enhance their personal development and career aspirations, either formally through universities and accredited education providers, or via accessible delivery of appropriate CPD.
Derby County FC, Birmingham City FC and Jamaica
“Football possesses the power to bring change in our world. I want to be at the forefront of this positive change, utilising my own experiences as a player and then transitioning to a career off the pitch. I believe that education, aligned with those professional experiences, can support others to make that transition and I am delighted to be working with Ahead In Sport in providing opportunities for those in the game to combine their existing football commitments with studying for a degree or undertaking professional development.”
Birmingham City FC, Port Vale FC and York City FC and Northern Ireland
“The growth of the football industry has led to an increase in opportunities both on and off the pitch. As somebody who was fortunate to be able to experience both, I am now passionate about expanding those same opportunities for players, coaches and administrators by sharing my own experiences and supporting their individual development through education.”