Book on a Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Course

The FA Level 1 is the first step on the FA Coach Education Pathway. If you want to start or are currently coaching football, and wish to learn more, this is the perfect course for you. The FA Level 2 is the next step in the Pathway. If you want to add to your knowledge from the Level 1, book on this course.

To book on the relevant coaching course please see the links below:

- To book onto the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football click here

- To book onto the FA Level 2, Block 1 click here

- To book onto the FA Level 2, Block 2 click here

- To book onto the FA Level 2, Block 3 click here

Please ensure you continue through to the very end of the booking process. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a day, please contact the county FA to confirm your booking.

You will need a valid email address associated with your FAN. If you need to update your FAN password, please follow this link: https://secure.thefa.com/fan/retrievefandetails.aspx

Level 1 Course Information
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. The course provides a high quality learning experience by providing a modern and flexible course design that is led by skilled and dedicated FA Tutors who adopt a learner-centred approach. The course will also provide you with coaching ideas and ingredients to enable you to proactively build, develop and extend a series of coaching practices to create a coaching session. 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.

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football is a fantastic foundation for grass roots coaches looking to develop their coaching.

The course cost is £170 however if you are a coach at a Charter Standard club, there is a discount and the course costs £145.
Important: When signing up, please include relevant medical information in the 'sign up note' box. Also, if you are a coach with a Charter Standard club please include the name of your club in this box and use the code "BBFAL1CS" to apply the discount. Please note that if you are a Charter Standard coach but sign up without the discount, there will be no refunds.

Level 2 Course Information
The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football leads to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football qualification. In order to understand the coaching of players, coaches need to understand themselves and their players as well as the game itself. This course will support learners along this process both on-course and in their own coaching environment. The course is underpinned by the ethos of allowing the players to feel included, empowered and to be able to make mistakes. It is about designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making that enables the players to practice in an environment that’s positive and enjoyable. This course is designed to prepare learners for employment as a football coach with the ability to put these key ideas into practice. As a FA Level 2 football coach, learners will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive football coaching sessions independently.

This course will cover key issues in coaching while putting the players and their learning at the centre of the choices that coaches make. It will help learners to reflect on, realise the impact of, and justify the decisions they make while encouraging a long-term view on player development. The course will examine what effective and great practice looks like in training and competition, right the way through the player’s journey from under 7 to open age, across the various formats of the game, helping coaches to consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of the players in their care.

The course of learning is made up of 20 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into three blocks of learning (Block 1 – How We Coach, Block 2 – How We Support and The Future Player, Block 3 – How We Play).