Course: The FA Developing Coaches through Mentoring Course

Course Information

Minimum age: Learners must be at least 16 years of age

Course Duration: Six hours

Course pre-requisites:  Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and experience of coaching players

Who is it for: Coaches providing support to other Football Coaches in a mentoring capacity.

Course aims and objectives: This course is designed to support those who wish to develop their mentoring skills, to understand the role of the mentor, to develop the interpersonal skills required to become an effective mentor as well as developing reflection as a learning tool. It supports participants to develop skills in a safe and positive environment.

Course Content: Through completion the learner will:

Understanding the role of the Mentor and principles of effective mentoring

Understanding and appreciating the required interpersonal skills of the Mentor

Exploring strategies for mentoring

Demonstrating the ability to use core mentoring interpersonal skills, observation, giving accurate feedback, active listening, questioning and reflection.

Understanding mentoring assessment, feedback, and goal setting processes

Considering the importance of reflection as a tool for learning

Exploring CPD and reflective Action Planning opportunities for Mentors to consider their future development

Assessment: There is no formal assessment; the progress of learners is monitored through the group activities and discussions.

Equality: FA Education ensures that it treats people fairly and with respect. It provides 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 that is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.



Helston Athletic FC, Kellaway Park, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8PJ

Dates and Times (Both sessions must be attended):

Wednesday 27th November 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Wednesday 4th December 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Chris Smietanka



If you have any questions about this course please email or call 01208 262985

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