FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 4 week online course

Price: £150

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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

Do you have a passion for wanting to develop players, help them understand more about the game and embrace a love for football? This 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.

Please note, the Safeguarding Children Course and Introduction to First Aid in Football will only be available on the second week of your Introduction to Coaching Football course. If you need to complete these courses before the second week of your course, please contact us at education@thefa.com before you book a place.

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, and you will be given 12-months from your start date to complete the course. Check out the structure below to find out more about what's in store.

If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:



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) 

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. 

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) 

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

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 .

Get in touch

For any queries please contact Gill Jones

E: gill.jones@armyfa.com