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: £150

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

In spring 2021 a new Introduction to Coaching Football course is being launched to replace the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification.

This will be an online course designed to provide learners with an introduction to coaching the game. The course will be complemented by practical and face to face learning experiences delivered locally as part of our ongoing coach development offer.

Looking to start your coaching journey and want to find out more about the Introduction to Coaching Football? Register your interest now and we’ll contact you with further details about the course prior to registration opening.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

 
Are you an FA Playmaker?

Before enrolling on the new Introduction to Coaching Football qualification, you need to complete the FA Playmaker course, supported by BT. This is a free online entry-level course and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. All you need is an FA account and a laptop, tablet or mobile device and you’re good to go. The course can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. Sign up to FA Playmaker today and complete the course, then you’ll be ready to go when the new Introduction to Coaching Football course launches.

BECOME AN FA PLAYMAKER


If you are already an FA Playmaker there are lots of opportunities to continue learning while you wait for the new course to launch.

Coaching resources

The Resources section of the Boot Room contains a range of different learning resources to explore; from articles on emerging trends and latest best practice to webinars and inspirational interviews.

FA Learning YouTube channel

If you’re looking for new ideas for training, tips for match-day, or just some simple games and session ideas for the kids during lockdown, visit The FA Learning YouTube channel. We’ve put all our best sessions, top-tips and tutorials together in one place, so you can easily find new ways to inspire your players with coaching ideas, straight from the England camp. Everything is free to access, and everything comes with that official FA seal of approval. 

 

Course Pre-requisites

In order to begin The FA Introduction to Coaching Football, you must already have completed The FA Playmaker.

Outcomes

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.

In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you’re good to go.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Frequently Asked questions

The provisions for this course will be controlled by The FA directly from April 2021. Prior to this time, the County FA will not be running any further face to face sessions. 

You can read about the changes here. If you haven’t already, we would recommend completing The FA Playmaker; this is a new course for anyone who is interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. You can learn more about the course, and access it here.

Find out more about the changes to Coach Education here.

If you have attended up to a minimum of workshop 2 of your FA Level One Course in a face to face environment with Army FA prior to December 2020 and are within your registration period, FA Education will assist you with completing the remainder of your course.

You should have received an e-mail from FA Education with details of how you can complete the remaining aspects of your course in a digital format. If you have not been contacted with details, please contact education@thefa.com.

If you have started a FA Level One course, you are given a two year registration period by 1st4sport to complete all aspects of the course, this includes all online modules. You must also have a valid FA First Aid & FA safeguarding Children qualification at the point of completion.

The FA Level One certificates are produced by 1st4sport directly and will be posted out. These usually follow 8 - 12 weeks from the date of completing all aspects of the course (including online modules). If you have not received your certificate after this timeframe, please contact 1st4sport on 0113 290 7610 or footballcoaching@1st4sportqualifications.com .

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.

Get in touch

Gill Jones

E: gill.jones@armyfa.com