FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

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

Price: £160 (Charter Standard Club Price - £140)

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

Officially launching on the week commencing 14 June 2021, Introduction to Coaching Football is the perfect online football coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game.

Please Note: You will not be able to take Introduction to Coaching Football if you have not completed The FA Playmaker course. You can sign-up to become an FA Playmaker for free here.

The course blends live weekly webinars, e-learning, community support and a range of resources to provide you with the skills to coach players of all ages.  

 Much like a successful team, Introduction to Coaching Football relies on several key areas to work. By delivering the course in this way, we are able to help you create a safe, fun and positive football environment. 

Upon completion, you will gain confidence, begin developing your own style and apply what you’ve learned to become a transformational coach.  

To pass the course, you will need to work through e-learning modules, unlocking new ones each week, as well as completing a short online assessment. The e-learning can be completed in stages in your own time. 

Here’s how it works: 

When you enrol, you’ll be given exclusive access to our online coaching community, which is a place for you to share tips, discuss ideas and learn from other coaches as you work through the course. We encourage you to stay active on the community and get involved in discussions to get the most out of your experience. 

You’ll also have access to a number of useful resources, case studies and practice videos to use alongside your weekly webinars, giving you the chance to apply practical skills to real-life coaching sessions. 

The modules below need to be completed to pass the course. They are specifically designed to give you the knowledge you need to pass a quick assessment. A number of these e-learning modules include short recaps to help check your knowledge: 

-Course Introduction (10m) 
-Introduction to Disability Football (30m) 
-Respect (10m) 
-Safeguarding Children (2h) 
-Introduction to First Aid in Football (2h) 
-Assessment (10m) 

Hosted by our expert course developers, these weekly discussions will focus on some of the most important things you’ll need as a football coach: 

-Week One - Falling in Love with the Game (1h) 
-Week Two - Learning About Football (1h) 
-Week Three - Friendships in Football (1h) 

Course Prerequisites 

To begin Introduction to Coaching Football you must complete The FA Playmaker, which is a completely free online course focused on taking an active role in football. 

If you haven’t yet completed The FA Playmaker, or you’d like to find out a bit more about how it works, you can click here.

 

Replacing The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Course

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football has now been replaced by Introduction to Coaching Football. We are excited to take you on this new journey to help you become the best coach you can be. 

 

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Cancellation

Unfortunately due to an increasing number of candidates cancelling at late notice, it is with regret that we have had to make changes to our booking policy. Therefore the ‘Association’ has introduced a strict cancellation and transfer policy. Should a Learner need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:

  • More than 21 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge.
  • 20 - 14 days notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10
  • 13 days or less notice – No refund is returned

Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional may be requested.

Transferring Onto A Different Course 

Candidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 21 days prior to the commencement.

Want to find out more?

Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions:

Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Staffordshire FA and the individual learner.

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 will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

We do not operate a waiting list for any of our courses or notify individuals of new courses being added or spaces becoming available. Places are taken on a strict first come first served basis.

Upon completion of your FA Safeguarding Children Workshop or the FA Emergency Aid Workshop, you can print off your certificate by clicking HERE. FA Education administer all certificates for the standalone FA Emergency Aid and FA Safeguarding Children Workshops. Certificates usually take around 8 - 10 to be processed after the registers are updated following the course.

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Before choosing to cancel you may want to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy.

Get In Touch

Education Team

(E): Support@StaffordshireFA.com
(T): 01785 256994