Coaching Football FA Award Level 1

Course Code: CF1AW
Learning Aim Code: 50116289
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: 3 weeks
Campus: Wellington Road

Is this the right course for me?

The qualification is designed to prepare learners to coach football within the grassroots game The course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will introduce practical games to develop players’ technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and running with the ball. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player
  • 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
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their players
  • 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
  • Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own players and teams
  • What skills will I gain?

    By studying this course you will:

  • Gain an insight into the game in England, how it’s played and how you can coach to better support the development of future players.
  • Be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions.
  • Learn about basic game formats, key rules, and the England DNA coaching fundamentals and playing principles
  • How will I be assessed?

    Candidates will be assessed via oral and written projects, assignments and assessments of their practical coaching during the training. Candidates will also be assessed by an external examiner on their delivery of a 20 minute practical coaching session on a topic chosen by the examiner from the Level 1 Football Practical Syllabus.

    What can I do next?

    After you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to:

  • A level 2 course in sports and fitness/ coaching
  • What are the Entry Requirements?

    You are required to:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate*
  • Hold a current completion certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in Football
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