Benefit from guest lecturers from West Ham United and their academy and women's team to learn first-hand from experts in the industry.


Embark on placements within West Ham United and their global partners to further your work-based learning - gaining the vital experience needed for future employment. Placements include working at the West Ham United Academy or abroad at the United World Games.


Students will learn at both facilities at the University of East London’s state-of-the-art SportsDock as well as West Ham United's Academy and training venues.

West Ham United Foundation

West Ham United Foundation aims to provide an innovative approach to understanding and meeting the needs of the community; building partnerships and utilising insight and technology to create an environment where all can thrive - from the heart of east London. 

The Foundation uses a multi-layered diverse approach to meet the needs of beneficiaries whether it's through health initiatives helping those most vulnerable, providing mentoring, education and employment opportunities, keeping children and youths engaged and supported through sports and classroom provision, or giving people the opportunity to follow their football dreams on the pitch while also gaining qualifications off the pitch. They are wholly committed to helping others fulfil their potential as well as fulfilling our potential and responsibilities as an organisation.

Over the last few years the Foundation has grown vastly: being recognised and validated for their approach, engaging with up to 50,000 people annually whilst focusing on individual outcomes as a collective and working with colleagues from across the football sector to ensure the delivery of the best Football Club Community Schemes.

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My degree provided me with a platform to broaden my understanding of the sports industry. It exposed me to various events and organisations such as Kick It Out, leading me to my role at Crystal Palace where I lead on an award winning programme.

Aaron Johnson

Crystal Palace FC Divert Programme Lead, Youth Crime Intervention Specialist at Sutton Council

Our Courses
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance

This three-year BSc (Hons) degree will push you closer to your desired career in sport and coaching working with the Foundation as well as the West Ham United Academy.

We have partnered to create a unique collaborative degree programme in Sports Coaching & Performance, giving students an exclusive opportunity to work alongside one of the best youth academies in the world; WHU Academy, better known as 'The Academy of Football'. 

The degree combines a mixture of practical, theory and work-based learning and has been uniquely designed to embed industry experts throughout the duration of the course, with WHU Academy and WHU Foundation delivering on half of the modules. 

Students learn the principles underpinning high quality coaching and explore how to create an environment for high performance athletes to thrive.

I would definitely recommend the degree programmes that University of East London are delivering with West Ham United Foundation. It personally helped me progress in my career, the lecturers are extremely supportive, and I am grateful for the opportunities I was given as part of the course.

Yacine Rabia

Unified Coach at Manchester City FC (Abu Dhabi)

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our collaborative courses please contact:

Dominic Edwards