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Established by individuals with vast experience of both professional football and the education sector, Ahead In Sport are at the forefront of football, and wider sport, related academic programmes.


Undertaking market research across all levels of the football industry, providing industry expertise and supporting curriculum development Ahead In Sport have played a pivotal role in the development of unique and innovative education programmes, including the industry leading on-line BSc(Hons) in Applied Football Studies degree programme delivered in conjunction with the University of Salford Business School.


This three year, virtual programme has been specifically designed for those who are currently, or aspiring to be, involved in the football industry.


From professional football players to those in player facing support roles, this course will be of interest to anyone who works or volunteers in football across all levels of the game.


Delivered online the programme reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the football industry to provide a diverse and unique programme which combines learning in key areas such as leadership, talent development and psychology with practical business skills and an understanding of the interaction across various football departments.


Nominated for a Football Business Award 2021, this is a practical course which builds on your experiences within the game and, by following a blended learning approach, it allows you to combine your studies with your existing football commitments or employment.


All students receive a free 12 month subscription to BFCN in Year 1 of their studies