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 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football - Female Coaching Course

 

 

Venue: Sunderland College, Bede Campus, Durham Rd, Sunderland SR3 4AH
Induction Evening held at Durham County FA, Riverside South, Chester le Street, DH3 3SJ

Wednesday 25th October2017 6.00pm – 7.30pm Induction evening
Saturday 4th November 2017   9.00am - 5:00pm  Theory / Practical
Saturday 11th November 2017 9.00am - 3:00pm FA  Emergency 1st Aid  / FA  Safeguarding Children
Saturday 18th November 2017 9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical
Saturday 25th November 2017 9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical
Saturday 2nd December  2017 9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical

Course Code: FA144 - 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: East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee, County Durham SR8 2RN 
Sunday 5th November 2017      9.00am - 5:00pm  Theory / Practical
Tuesday 7th November 2017    6.00pm – 8.00pm FA Safeguarding
Thursday 9th November 2017   6.00pm – 9.00pm FA EM Aid 
Sunday 19th November  2017   9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical
Sunday 26th November 2017    9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical
Sunday 3rd December 2017      9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical

Course Code: FA145 - 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: Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 7LF
Sunday 5th November 2017 9.00am - 5:00pm  Theory / Practical
Sunday 12th November 2017 9.00am - 3:00pm FA  EM Aid  / FA  Safeguarding
Sunday 19th November 2017 9.00am - 3:00pm Theory / Practical
Sunday 26th November 2017 9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical
Sunday 3rd  December  2017 9.00am - 5:00pm Theory / Practical

Course Code: FA147 - 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: Riverside Sports Complex, Chester le Street, DH3 3SJ
Monday 6th November 2017         6.00pm – 9.30pm  Theory / Practical
Wednesday 8th November 2017    6.00pm – 8.00pm FA Safeguarding
Friday 10th November 2017          6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Monday 13th November 2017       6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Wednesday 15th November 2017  6.00pm – 9.00pm FA EM Aid
Friday 17th November 2017          6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Monday 20th November 2017       6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Friday 24th November 2017          6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical
Monday 27th November 2017       6.00pm – 9.30pm Theory / Practical

Course Code: Course Full

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

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