FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

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

Price: £160

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

Introduction to Coaching Football is the perfect online football coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game.

Please Note: Booking is now open for the Introduction to Coaching Football course. Please scroll down to 'Course Availability' to select a course that suits you. You will only be able to access the course on the 1st date of the month your course begins.

Do you have a passion for wanting to develop players, help them understand more about the game and embrace a love for football? The Introduction to Coaching Football course is a great place to start.

Whether you are currently coaching a team or looking to get into coaching, this course will help you create a safe, fun, and positive football environment.

The course blends live weekly webinars, e-learning, community support and a range of resources to provide you with the skills to coach players of all ages.  

We will focus on the player, the game, and you as a coach.  You will learn from our coach developers who will share their experiences and knowledge on weekly webinar broadcasts. You will also connect with like-minded people via our coaching community to explore and share your stories while gaining advice and support throughout the course.

To pass Introduction to Coaching Football, you will need to work through e-learning modules, unlocking new ones each week, as well as completing a short online assessment. The e-learning can be completed in stages in your own time. Check out the course structure to find out more about what's in store.

When you enrol, you’ll be given exclusive access to our online coaching community, which is a place for you to share tips, discuss ideas and learn from other coaches as you work through the course. We encourage you to stay active on the community and get involved in discussions to get the most out of your experience. 

You’ll also have access to a number of useful resources, case studies and practice videos to use alongside your weekly webinars, giving you the chance to apply practical skills to real-life coaching sessions. 

The modules below need to be completed to pass the course. They are specifically designed to give you the knowledge you need to pass a quick assessment. A number of these e-learning modules include short recaps to help check your knowledge: 

-Course Introduction (10m) 
-Introduction to Disability Football (30m) 
-Respect (10m) 
-Safeguarding Children (2h) 
-Introduction to First Aid in Football (2h) 
-Assessment (10m) 

Hosted by our expert course developers, these weekly discussions will focus on some of the most important things you’ll need as a football coach: 

-Week One - Falling in Love with the Game (1h) 
-Week Two - Learning About Football (1h) 
-Week Three - Friendships in Football (1h) 

Course Prerequisites 

To begin Introduction to Coaching Football you must complete BT Playmaker by England Football, which is a completely free online course focused on taking an active role in football. 

If you haven’t yet completed BT Playmaker, or you’d like to find out a bit more about how it works, you can click here.

 

Replacing The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Course

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football has now been replaced by Introduction to Coaching Football. We are excited to take you on this new journey to help you become the best coach you can be. 

 

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£160
Location
Online

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. There can be no refunds or transfers to other courses within 3 weeks of the course start date. All sessions must be attended and on line modules must be completed to achieve this award.

Contact

James Lock

Coach Education Co-ordinator

(E) James.Lock@NorthamptonshireFA.com

(T) 01604 678 406

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.