Balls lined up on the training pitch.

Get into Coaching

Take your first steps into football coaching


Have you ever fancied yourself as a football coach? Think you could develop and motivate players?

Coaching provides a range of benefits, including:

- A way to give back to the game and local community

- Learning and re-learning leadership lessons

- Getting a good work out... and becoming a good role model

- The opportunity to develop new skills

- A chance to meet and make new friends 


James Lock

Communication and Project Coordinator

(T) 01604 678406 


what stage of your coaching journey are you?

We encourage you to complete the FA Playmaker Course to begin your coaching journey. You should then look to complete the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football.

We encourage you to look at the CPD opportunities we offer, whilst also looking into the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football.

We advise you take a look into the CPD opportunities we have available first and look at the UEFA B in Coaching Football. 

NOTE: The UEFA B in Coaching Football is currently under review.

Please contact James Lock at for more details. 

If you wish, you can complete the relevant blocks of the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and the new FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football. While the blocks are not exactly the same as the current FA Youth Award Modules the following blocks relate to the principals taught in The FA Youth Award Modules.

You have a number of different options available to you, depending on your individual circumstances:

Complete Block 1 - 'How we Coach' of the FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football, followed by The FA Youth Award Assessment if you wish to:

Complete The FA Youth Award Assessment

Apply for The FA Level 4 (UEFA A) in Coaching Football

You can:

 Complete the FA Youth Award Assessment.

Apply for the FA Level 4 (UEFA A) in Coaching Football.

The First Step

the fa playmaker support by bt

The FA Playmaker supported by BT is our new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up.

sign up here for the fa playmaker course