FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age. You will gain insight into the game in England, how it is played and how you can coach to better support the development of future players.

The course of learning is made up of eight guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, as well as some directed learning opportunities via three eLearning modules hosted on The FA Learning Management System (LMS). The eLearning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

Workshop 1 & 2 – Build a Practice

  • Introduction
  • Qualities of a coach
  • What is a game (rules and scoring system)
  • The game in England
  • Build a practice ‘for your players’

Workshop 3 & 4 – Develop a Practice

  • Review of Block 1
  • England DNA (in possession, out of possession and transition)
  • Technical components of the game
  • Principles of play
  • Develop a practice ‘for your players’

Workshop 5, 6 & 7 – Extend a Practice

  • Review of Block 2
  • FA 4 Corner Long-term Player Development Model
  • Differentiation – supporting individuals
  • Extend the practice ‘for your players’
  • Linking practice to match day
  • Managing self, parents, players and the game on match day
  • Course review

Additional workshops – Participants will undertake the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and the FA Level 1 Intro to First Aid in Football (IFAiF).

Monday 16th September 2019 17:30-21:00

Monday 23rd September 2019 17:30-21:00

Thursday 26th September 2019 18:00-20:00 (Safeguarding)

Monday 30th September 2019 17:30-21:00

Monday 7th October 2019 17:30-21:00

Thursday 10th October 2019 18:00-21:00 (First Aid)

Monday 14th October 2019 17:30-21:00

Monday 28th October 2019 17:30-21:00

Monday 4th November 2019 17:30-21:00


Course Pre-requisites

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be working with a football team

The fee for this course is £165

Course Summary

Length of study:
43 Hours total qualification time

33 Hours guided learning

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Term dates

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Study option(s):
Part time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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