FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

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

Price: £190 or £170 for Members of Dorset 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.

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.

Course Pre-Requisites

The following are pre-requisites of Dorset FA courses:

  • valid identification
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

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

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

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

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require reasonable adjustments or special considerations for your course, please click here to view our Policy.

Get in Touch

For all Coaching enquiries please contact:

Jemma Tewkesbury (FDO Player Development)

By Phone: 01202 688279

(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Jemma.tewkesbury@dorsetfa.com

Register your Interest

If we do not have a course available that you would like to attend, please complete the following Register your Interest Form 

COACHING AWARDS FAQ'S

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.

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.

Yes, we have produced a recognition of prior learning document that outlines how the changes impact all current and prospective coaches. If you have any questions about this document we've also produced the following FAQ guide.

Course was great fun. I really enjoyed how practical it was. It’s helped me to remember that the most important thing is that my team are having fun whilst they learn and has given me some great ideas of how to do that.
- Simon (FA Level 1 Coaching Football Learner)