FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Price: £179.00

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

  • 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.

- Introduction

- Qualities of a coach

- What is a game (rules and scoring system)

- The game in England

- Build a practice 'for your players'

- 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'

- 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

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

 

Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to begin your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.

Outcomes

You will be introduced to:

  • The England DNA
  • The FA 4 Corner Model which will help you gain a better understanding of player long-term development
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping you construct appropriate practices and sessions
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving you the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe and engaging practices

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£179 (£169 for FA Charter Standard Clubs)
Day 1
Friday 24 August, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Day 2
Sunday 26 August, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 3
Thursday 30 August, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Day 4
Sunday 2 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 5
Thursday 6 September, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 6
Sunday 9 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location
Stockport Sports Village
Lmabeth Grove
Woodley
Stockport
SK6 1QX
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 302001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179 (£169 Charter Standard Price)
Day 1
Sunday 2 September, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Day 2
Monday 3 September, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Day 3
Sunday 9 September, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Day 4
Monday 10 September, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 5
Sunday 16 September, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Day 6
Sunday 23 September, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location
Cheshire FA HQ
Hartford House
Moss Farm Recreation Centre
Northwich
CW8 4BG
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 302001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179 (£169 Charter Standard Price)
Day 1
Sunday 23 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 2
Monday 24 September, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 3
Sunday 30 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 4
Sunday 7 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 5
Sunday 14 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location
Sale United
Crossford Bridge
Danefield Road
Sale
M33 7WR
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 302001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179 (£169 Charter Standard Price)
Day 1
Sunday 30 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 2
Monday 1 October, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 3
Sunday 7 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 4
Monday 8 October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Day 5
Sunday 14 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 6
Sunday 21 October, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location
UCE Academy
164 Whitby Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6EA
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 302001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179 (£169 for FA Charter Standard Clubs)
Day 1
Sunday 21 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 2
Sunday 28 October, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Day 3
Monday 29 October, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 4
Sunday 4 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 5
Sunday 11 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location
Astley Sports Village
Yew Tree Lane
Dukinfield
SK16 5BL
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 30 2001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179 (£169 Charter Standard Price)
Day 1
Sunday 28 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 2
Sunday 4 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 3
Monday 5 November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 4
Sunday 11 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 5
Monday 12 November, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Day 6
Sunday 18 November, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location
UCE Academy
164 Whitby Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6EA
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 30 2001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179 (£169 Charter Standard Price)
Day 1
Sunday 4 November, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Day 2
Sunday 11 November, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Day 3
Monday 12 November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 4
Sunday 18 November, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Day 5
Sunday 25 November, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location
Seashell Trust
Stanley Road
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 6RQ
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 30 2001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179.00
Day 1
Monday 5 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 2
Thursday 8 November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 3
Monday 12 November, 9:00pm - 4:00pm
Day 4
Monday 19 November, 9:00pm - 5:00pm
Day 5
Monday 26 November, 9:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
Cheshire FA
Hartford House
Moss Farm Recreation Centre
Northwich
CW8 4BG
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 302001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com
Price
£179.00
Day 1
Sunday 25 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 2
Sunday 2 December, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Day 3
Monday 3 December, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Day 4
Sunday 9 December, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Day 5
Sunday 16 December, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location
Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre
Selkirk Drive
Holmes Chapel
CW4 7DZ
Contact
Coach Education Department
01606 30 2001
CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

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FAQS

The FA Youth Award Modules previously received a high level of positive feedback from learners, yet take-up rates were usually lower than the core coaching qualifications.

Therefore, in order to raise the standards of coaching, the principles of The FA Youth Award Modules have been incorporated into the core coaching qualifications to ensure all coaches have access to these principles and understand how to apply them to the environment in which they coach. 

If you are completely new to coaching you will need to complete The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football first.

If you already hold an existing FA Level 1 you can go to the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification taking into consideration the action plan you received from your course tutor.

Yes, we have produced a recognition of prior learning document that outlines how the changes impact all current and prospective coaches. If you have any questions about this document we've also produced the following FAQ guide.