FA Level 1 - Book your place

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 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.

It will provide you with your first taste of The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy – the England DNA - through the four key components; How We Coach, How We Support, The Future Player and How We Play.

On completion of the course you will achieve the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification. This will enable you to coach confidently and competently in your own environment. 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.

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

Please ensure you sign in using your FAN number to access the course. If you need support regarding FAN numbers and Passwords please click here.

Course Information:

Minimum Age: 16

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

Course Pre-requisites to certification:

Prior to certification for the qualification, learners are required to:

•             be at least 16 years of age

              to be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)

•             hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate*

•             hold a current completion certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in           

              Football* (Alternative arrangements are available for learners under the age of 18 years of


 *both of these courses are modules within The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course

If you would like more information on gaining an FA qualification in Coaching Football or book on an upcoming course, please contact Jemma Tewkesbury (Football Development Officer) on 01202 688279 or via email: Jemma.Tewkesbury@dorsetfa.com

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