The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

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.


Booking Information

To view all of our available FA Level 1 in Coaching Football courses click HERE.

If you are coaching at a FA Charter Standard Club, Development Club, Community Club or if you are a FA Licensed Coaches Club Member, please use the relevant Promotional Code (in bold below) to receive your discount.

CSClub - 10% discount.

CSDevClub - 10% discount.

CSCommClub - 20% discount.

FALCC - 20% discount.

Please note that you will be required to provide your club name.

Course Information

Minimum age: 16

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

Course Prerequisites for Certification

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold, as a minimum, a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate*
  • Hold an in date completion certificate for the current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Workshop* (Alternative arrangements are available for learners under the age of 18 years of age)
    *Both  of the above are modules included within FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course

Course Aims and Objectives

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.

Learners will gain an insight into the game in England, how it’s played and how they can coach to better support the development of future players. The qualification is designed to prepare learners to coach football within the grassroots game.

Through the completion of the learning programme for this qualification, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices.

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.

Throughout the course learners will be introduced to:

  1. The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player
  2. The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help them gain a better understanding of the long-term development of their players as a whole person
  3. The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their players
  4. A series of practical coaching ideas, giving them the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help their players develop
  5. Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own players and teams

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 e-learning modules hosted on The FA Learner Management System (LMS). The e-learning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

Equality

Lincolnshire FA will ensure that it treats people fairly, with respect, providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Education will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Cancellation Policy

Should any candidate need to cancel their place on the course, the following criteria will apply;
*More than 21 days notice - full refund, minus transaction fee.
*21 days or less notice - 50% refund or course transfer available (x1).
*7 days or less notice - no refund available, only course transfer (x1).
Consideration will be given to candidates, who for health reasons are unable to attend. A letter from a Doctor or medical professional may be requested.

Lincolnshire FA Pre-Course Information

If you have any disability or medical conditions which limit/hinder your involvement or participation in coaching activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses. If you have any requirements regarding your disability or have been diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have any allergies that the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course. You should further be aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition, you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided (where applicable) during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic (longstanding) medical conditions.

You can make the County FA aware of this information during the booking process within the 'Learner Requirements' section.

Unless you email us to state otherwise, by booking the course you consent to photographs or video footage being taken during this course.

 
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