FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARTICIPANTS

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, in line with UK Government and FA advice at this time, we have postponed all FA Education Courses until 31st July 2020 at the earliest. 

Whilst we aren't currently accepting bookings for date specific courses, we are inviting people to Register your Interest in future courses. By doing so now you will help us better plan where and when courses are organised across the region once we are able to resume.

 

To Register Your Interest in this course, scroll to the 'Available Dates' section at the bottom of this page and click on the 'Register Your Interest' tab.

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Price: £185 (£160 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)

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

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Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com

Important Information

Due to demand, 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.

Please also note; when signing up to one of our courses, please include relevant medical information in the 'sign up note' box.

Additionally, 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 be aware that if you are a Charter Standard coach but sign up without the discount, there is no refund available.

FAQS
If you are completely new to coaching you will need to complete The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football first.

If you already hold an existing FA Level 1 you can go to the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification taking into consideration the action plan you received from your course tutor.

No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals are required to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certified. 

Unfortunately the Level 1 course price is a set amount. If your Safeguarding Children and First Aid qualifications are completed and showing on your FAN, you do not need to attend these dates of the Level 1 course, however you will not be able get a discount/refund.

The FA Youth Award Modules previously received a high level of positive feedback from learners, yet take-up rates were usually lower than the core coaching qualifications.

Therefore, in order to raise the standards of coaching, the principles of The FA Youth Award Modules have been incorporated into the core coaching qualifications to ensure all coaches have access to these principles and understand how to apply them to the environment in which they coach.

Yes, you are still able to access and complete the Level 1 online modules through the FA Learning site 

We will be contacting all Learners who have started courses to advise of what sessions they have remaining and options they will have once we resume

Yes you will be able to access the L1 online modules by visiting the FA Learning site from 6th April 2020

The FA are currently reviewing expiry dates and will update accordingly

Throughout this period we will continue to follow Government advice and will offer regular updates

The deadline for Charter Standard Health Check has been pushed back to 31st May 2020