FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

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The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football is the first step towards becoming a qualified football coach.

Course Duration

43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Course Pre-requisites to certification

  • Be at least 16 years of age 
  • Hold, as a minimum, a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate* (Included in Course Programme)
  • Hold an in date completion certificate for the current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Workshop* (Included in Course Programme)

*both are modules making up the How We Support component of The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course

Course aims and objectives

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

Learners will gain an insight into the game in England, how it’s played and how they can coach to better support the development of future players. The qualification is designed to prepare learners to coach football at the grassroots level. 

Through the completion of the learning programme for this qualification, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices. 

Learners will be introduced to basic game formats, key rules, and the England DNA coaching fundamentals and playing principles through completion of four mandatory components; How We Coach, How We Play, The Future Player and How We Support. 

Throughout the course learners will be introduced to

  • The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player
  • The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help them gain a better understanding of the long-term development of their players as a whole person
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their players
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving them the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help their players develop
  • Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own players and teams

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 e-learning modules hosted on The FA Learner Management System (LMS). The e-learning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

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

How to Enrol

Book & Pay Online by Clicking Here

or

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

Course Dates, Times & Venues

FA Level in Coaching Football

Venue

Castle View Enterprise Academy, Cartwright Road, Sunderland,
SR5 3DX

Monday

19th February 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Friday

23rd February 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

26th February 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

FA Safeguarding

Friday

2nd March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

5th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Friday

9th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

12th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Friday

16th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.00pm

FA Emergency Aid

Monday

19th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory


Course Code: 
FA148 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA

FA Level in Coaching Football 

Venue

Longfield School, Longfield Road Darlington, DL3 0HT

Wednesday

21st February 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

26th February 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

28th February 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm

FA Safeguarding

Monday

5th March 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

7th March 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

12th March 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

14th March 2018

6:00pm – 9.00pm

FA EM Aid

Monday

19th March 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

21st March 2018

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Theory

Course Code: FA140 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA


FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Venue:

Riverside Sports Complex, Riverside South, Chester le Street, Durham, DH3 3SJ

Monday

26th February 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

28th February 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

FA Safeguarding Children

Friday

2nd March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

5th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

7th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.00pm

FA Emergency 1st Aid

Friday

9th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

12th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Friday

16th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Monday

19th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Course Code: FA149 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA


FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Venue

The Pavilion, Helford Road, Peterlee, SR8 1ER

Saturday

3rd March 2018

9.00am - 5:00pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

6th March 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

FA Safeguarding Children

Saturday

10th March 2018

9.00am – 5.00pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

13th March 2018

6.00pm – 9.00pm

FA Emergency 1st Aid

Saturday

17th March 2018

9.00am - 5:00pm

Theory / Practical

Saturday

24th March 2018

9.00am - 5:00pm

Theory / Practical


Course Code: FA150 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA


FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Venue

Biddick Academy | Biddick Lane | Washington | Tyne and Wear | NE38 8AL

Tuesday

24th April 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

25th April 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

1st May 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

FA Safeguarding Workshop

Wednesday

2nd May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

8th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Wednesday

9th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

15th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.00pm

FA Emergency 1st Aid

Wednesday

16th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

22nd May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical


Course Code: FA151 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA



FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Venue

Temple Park Centre | John Reid Road | South Shields | Tyne and Wear | NE34 8QN

Tuesday

24th April 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Thursday

26th April 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

1st May 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

FA Safeguarding Workshop

Thursday

3rd May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

8th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Thursday

10th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

15th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.00pm

FA Emergency 1st Aid

Thursday

17th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

22nd May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical


Course Code: FA152 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA


FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Venue

Northfield School & Sports College| Thames Road| Billingham| Stockton on Tees|TS22 5EG

Tuesday

24th April 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Thursday

26th April 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

1st May 2018

6.00pm – 8.00pm

FA Safeguarding Children

Thursday

3rd May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

8th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Thursday

10th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

15th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.00pm

FA Emergency 1st Aid

Thursday

17th May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical

Tuesday

22nd May 2018

6.00pm – 9.30pm

Theory / Practical


Course Code: FA153 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA



FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Venue: Brierton Sports Centre, Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4BY

Wednesday 2nd May 2018     6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Friday 4th May 2018              6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Wednesday 9th May 2018      6.00pm –9.30pm Theory / Practical
Thursday 10th May 2018        6.00pm – 8.00pm FA Safeguarding Children
Friday 11th May 2018            6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Wednesday 16th May 2018    6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Friday 18th May 2018            6.00pm – 9.00pm FA Emergency 1st  Aid
Wednesday 23rd  May 2018  6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Friday 25th May 2018            6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical

Course Code: FA154 - Click Here to Book & Pay Online or Download Application Here

Please note course fees MUST be sent with the application form.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA



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