Do you aspire to work in performance sport?

Start your journey with the University of Central Lancashire’s FdSc Performance Analysis and Talent Management course ensuring you reach your full potential, ready for a thriving career.

Our highly flexible approach enables you to study around your commitments. This two-year course is taught on-campus in blocks with opportunities to attend workshops on-site or online via live stream.

Course topics include:

  • Performance Analysis 
  • Work-Based Learning for the Sports Industry 
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • The Coaching Toolkit
  • Improving Performance in Sport

You’ll develop as an independent, resourceful, problem-solver with transferable skills applicable across many contexts. And you’ll learn from experienced industry professionals and leading researchers whose work is having an impact both in the UK and across the globe. At every turn, we’ll encourage you to apply the theory in real-life settings ready for a career in sport.

Over the past decade, performance analysis and talent management has seen a rapid growth, with employment opportunities ranging from Recruitment Analyst to Technical Scout, Video Analysts to Data Scientist. Our course provides you with the skills, experiences and networks needed to put you at the forefront of sports performance upon graduation and thrive within these roles.

UCLan sports alumni have been employed by some of the biggest names in professional sport, in the UK and abroad. One became a Performance Analyst for a team at the FIFA World Cup. Some have worked for Premier League and Championship football clubs. Many others are enjoying careers in performance coaching, community coaching, outdoor education, and physical education in schools. Our extensive alumni networks open great opportunities for networking, support and mentoring.

“I chose higher education because it is something that I feel can put me above others within this job sector. As an aspiring football coach, having this degree will bolster all aspects of my coaching ability.” – Euan Bennion, FdSc student