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: £170

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 Basic First Aid for Sport and The FA Emergency Aid courses

 

Course Pre-requisites

You must take part in The FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding components (Workshop 8) of this course in order to receive your certification.

*if you have an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate which is less than three years old or have completed the Safeguarding Children Recertification within the last three years you do not need to attend this module. However, completion of this module will update your qualification for a further three years.

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
£170
Location
Hertfordshire FA
The County Ground
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 2EN
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£170
Location
Herts Sports Village
DeHavilland Campus
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 9EU
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£170
Location
The Stadium Cheshunt FC
Theobalds Lane
Cheshunt
Hertfordshire
EN8 8RU
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£170.00
Location
Hertfordshire FA
County Ground
Baldock Road
Letchworth Garden City
SG6 2EN
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£170
Location
Nicholas Breakspear Sports Centre
Colney Heath Lane
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0TT
Contact
Melissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com
Price
£170.00
Location
Richard Hale School
Hale Road
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EN
Contact
Meissa Newlin
01462 650211
melissa.newlin@hertfordshirefa.com

Important Information

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No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.
Yes, you will need to attend this course as it’s Football specific. 
Yes, you will need to attend this module as it is Football specific.
No, as long as your certificates are dated within 3 years at the time of your start date and completion date of the Level 1 award.
We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.
Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Hertfordshire FA and the individual learner.
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.
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.

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.

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