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 further notice. 

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

In spring 2021 a new Introduction to Coaching Football course is being launched to replace the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification.

This will be an online course designed to provide learners with an introduction to coaching the game. The course will be complemented by practical and face to face learning experiences delivered locally as part of our ongoing coach development offer.

Looking to start your coaching journey and want to find out more about the Introduction to Coaching Football? Register your interest now and we’ll contact you with further details about the course prior to registration opening.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

 
Are you an FA Playmaker?

Before enrolling on the new Introduction to Coaching Football qualification, you need to complete the FA Playmaker course, supported by BT. This is a free online entry-level course and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. All you need is an FA account and a laptop, tablet or mobile device and you’re good to go. The course can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. Sign up to FA Playmaker today and complete the course, then you’ll be ready to go when the new Introduction to Coaching Football course launches.

BECOME AN FA PLAYMAKER


If you are already an FA Playmaker there are lots of opportunities to continue learning while you wait for the new course to launch.

Coaching resources

The Resources section of the Boot Room contains a range of different learning resources to explore; from articles on emerging trends and latest best practice to webinars and inspirational interviews.

FA Learning YouTube channel

If you’re looking for new ideas for training, tips for match-day, or just some simple games and session ideas for the kids during lockdown, visit The FA Learning YouTube channel. We’ve put all our best sessions, top-tips and tutorials together in one place, so you can easily find new ways to inspire your players with coaching ideas, straight from the England camp. Everything is free to access, and everything comes with that official FA seal of approval. 

 

Course Pre-requisites

In order to begin The FA Introduction to Coaching Football, you must already have completed The FA Playmaker.

Outcomes

The FA Playmaker supported by BT is our new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up.

In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you’re good to go.

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