Psychology for Football Level 5 (PSL510)

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Course Duration:

4 days residential


20th – 23rd October 2011

Enrolment deadline:

19th September 2011


Wokefield Park is set in the rural Berkshire countryside and offers the following leisure facilities (activities in the spa, golf course and bar are NOT included in your course fee):

  • Spa
  • 12 metre swimming pool
  • Two gyms
  • Two bars (plasma screens for sporting events in the Executive Centre bar)
  • Nintendo lounge with Wii Consoles and Nintendo DSs
  • Pool table

Wokefield Park would be delighted to extend a fantastic offer to all FA delegates attending training courses with us – 9 holes of golf for just £16.00 per person (subject to availability).

Course Tutor(s):

Richard Mullen
Alistair Higham
Sandy Wolfson
Dave Houlston
Chris Harwood

Course Fees (inclusive of VAT):




Licensed Coach



Un Licensed Coach



Fee includes:


Course Pre-requisites

Candidates must be at least 18 years old

Psychology for Football Level 4
UEFA A Licence
Degree in Sports Science/Psychology 

Who is it for?


Candidates will be those surrounding players, i.e. coaches, parents, teachers, sports scientists, physiotherapists and doctors who work in and around football.

Course Description

The course will focus on some of the key psychological issues surrounding team performance.

Course candidates are expected to draw from their own personal experience and practice in relation to these key theoretical areas and provoke interesting and stimulating debates, while maintaining confidentiality.

Course Content


  • Momentum in football
  • The psychology of tournament football
  • Developing trust
  • Structuring match day
  • Team confidence
  • Team cohesion

Pre-course task

Candidates are required to complete a pre-course self-reflection task. This will be assigned to all successful applicants around one month prior to the course.

Post-course task

Candidates are required to complete a post-course reflective log. This will be assigned to all candidates during the course.

Course Assessment

Assessment is via successful completion of all workshop tasks and exercises conducted through the course, including both a pre-course and post-course task.



Dress code

Standard dress code on the course is casual. For practically based courses, please bring sufficient outdoor kit/clothing for the duration of the course. The venue ask that candidates refrain from wearing muddy footwear inside the building.

Should the course require any alternative dress, this will be detailed in the course joining instructions.

Medical Information / Physical Requirements

If you have any 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 are 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.

Please provide any relevant information regarding the above Medical Information during the application process.

If your application to enrol is successful candidates will be required to complete a Medical Form prior to commencing the course.

Practical Information

Please note that if a student has a disability that may prevent them participating actively in the practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course organiser at the point of registration. The course organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for the students requirements which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.


FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide 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 Learning 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.

Football League Funding

Coaches working exclusively in Academies/Centres of Excellence at Football League clubs may be able to access funding through their club. If your club is providing this funding, please email with the following details:

  • Club Name
  • Course Name & Dates
  • Full Name
  • FA Number (if known)
  • Date of Birth

We will then verify this with your Academy/CoE Manager/Administrator before enrolling you on the course. Please ensure you have authorisation from the club before sending this email.


This course operates a ‘reservation’ enrolment system. Candidates are able to reserve a place on the course (this includes making full payment) by signing in below with your FA Number and Password.

Once you have reserved your place, FA Learning will then check your pre-requisites. If we find evidence that you hold the necessary pre-requisites for the course, we will contact you via email to confirm your enrolment on the course.

In the event that we are not able to find a record of you holding the specified pre-requisites, we will contact you for verification. At this stage, candidates who are not able to provide evidence, within seven days of being contacted, that they meet the pre-requisites will have their place cancelled and a full refund issued (refunds may take up to four weeks to process).

NB. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until you receive email notification from FA Learning.

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Payments via cheque

If you wish to pay by cheque you must fill out a form which you can download by clicking here and return to FA Learning National Courses, The Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ. All cheques are to be made payable to 'FA Learning Ltd' for the correct amount detailed above.

Payments via cheque do not secure the 10% discount and a place is not held for you until your application form and payment are received.

If you do not know your FAN and password please email

Please note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number).

If you have ever been involved in football or taken an FA Qualification, it is highly likely you already have a FAN. If you do not know your FAN or password, or need to create a FAN, please use our FAN FINDER tool by clicking to register/retrieve your details.

Please be aware that if you already have a FAN, and create another FAN, this could cause delays in being confirmed on the course and any qualifications being awarded.

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Licensed Coaches Online Price 565.00
Un Licensed Coaches Online Price 715.00
Un Licensed Coaches Offline Price 790.00
Start date: 20/10/2011 9:00 AM
Register by: 17/10/2011 4:00 PM
Wokefield Park
Goodboys Lane
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Andrew Pigott
0870 8500 424