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 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)

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 Safeguarding Children Workshop and the FA Level 1 Intro to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

 

Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to begin your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.

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
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Longfield School
Longfield Road
Darlington
DL3 0HT
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Riverside Sports Complex
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Castleview Academy
Cartwright Road
Sunderland
SR5 3DX
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Biddick Academy
Biddick Lane
Washington
NE38 8AL
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Temple Park Leisure Centre
John Reid Road
South Shields
NE34 8QN
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Hummersknott Academy
Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL3 8AR
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Parkside Academy
Hall Lane Estate
Willington
DL15 0QF
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Breirton Sports Centre
Brierton Lane
Hartlepool
TS25 4BY
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Northfield School and Sports College
Thames Road
Billingham
Stockton on Tees
TS22 5EG
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Thorp Academy
Main Road
Ryton
Gateshead
NE40 3AH
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
North Durham Academy
High Street
Stanley
DH9 0TW
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Status
Available
Price
£150 per Learner | £120 per Learner (Coaching at a Durham FA affiliated Charter Standard Club)
Location
Eastbourne Sports Complex
Bourne Avenue
Darlington
DL1 1LJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com

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.

Do you want to book offline?

Email Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com to request an application form for the course you would like to attend.

Your place will not be secured until this application form is return with full payment for the course.

Coach education faqs

The first step to become a coach is to enrol on an FA Level 1 in Coaching Course. By getting on the coaching pathway individuals have the opportunity to progress up through the various FA Coaching qualifications and to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching. 

This course will give you the ideal introduction into coaching along with the England DNA principles. By completing this award you will also complete an FA Emergency 1st Aid Workshop and an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop as part of the How We Support block of the course.

You can find all dates, times and costs of this course by clicking on the following link Development & Courses

No, you must complete the FA Level 1 course first. Upon completion, your course tutor will provide feedback as to when they believe you should move onto the next level.

You don't need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 1 in Coaching course, however you will need to have regular access to players.

You will need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and UEFA B coaching courses. This is due to the nature of the course work involved and linking this with your squad of players.

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Get in touch

Sophie Hughes 

Sophie Hughes
Football Development Administrator

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4then Option 1)

E: Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com