FA Coaching Deaf Footballers Course

The FA Coaching Deaf Footballers workshop course is designed to provide football coaches and teachers ideas and practices for the inclusion of deaf players in football sessions within mainstream or impairment specific sessions. Our experienced team of FA qualified tutors provide a quality service designed to support candidates through the course ensuring that individual needs are catered for.

Course Aims & Objectives

This course will provide an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for deaf players. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players and/or teams. 

Course Content

•Apply and extend existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of players 
•Feel confident in coaching deaf footballers 
•Improve awareness of deafness and provide better understanding of the needs of deaf footballers 
•Use basic communication skills for coaching deaf footballers 
•Use basic British Sign Language signs appropriate to coaching football sessions 
•Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations 
•Plan a range of coaching sessions that include deaf footballers 
•Understand how to include deaf footballers in a match situation 
•Understand the player pathways available for deaf footballers including the appropriate structures for competition 

Practical Involvement:
Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (however inability to participate will not prevent successful completion of the award). 

Course Pre-requisites

1st4sport FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football 

Course Duration

Six hours 

Successful Completion 

A non-examinable assessment is via successful completion of: 
Full attendance on course 
Practical delivery of a 15 minute practical coaching activity based on a specific skill and age group, which demonstrates safe practice, organisation, enjoyment and progression to meet the needs of the players

For further information please contact the Durham FA Development Team: 
Tel No: - 0191 387 2928 
Email: Development@DurhamFA.com 

****Durham FA Coach Education Cancellation Policy****

If you need to cancel your attendance on the course you should inform Durham FA immediately. All our courses are in demand and by not advising us you are preventing another candidate from attending.

If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course, a full refund will be issued. However, if you cancel after the 2 week deadline, no refund will be given. Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional must be supplied.

If you should decide to transfer to another course once your application has been submitted, there will be an additional administration charge of £20.00

By submitting an application you agree to all of the terms above. 

Guidance Notes on getting your FAN

If you are a League Official, Club Official, Referee, Coach and/or Player it is extremely likely you have a FAN already.

Please email: GetOnline@TheFA.com with your name, date of birth and address and your FAN and password will be emailed to you.

You can also register for a FAN at www.TheFA.com/FAN

Click on the course code for an Application Form to print off and return to Durham County FA Development Office, 'Codeslaw', Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, Durham, DH3 3SJ


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FA Coaching Deaf Footballers Course


Course Fees must be paid up front, if you are from an FA Charter Standard Club affiliated to Durham County FA and require an invoice you MUST submit details of where to send the invoice to with your application form.

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