This internationally recognised qualification develops the core principles of the England DNA that relate to – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player.
It will help you refine your own beliefs, values and coaching/playing philosophy while supporting you to develop your players, units and team.
We will ask you to look at the players you work with and explore how you can help develop them through designing practices that meet their technical and tactical, physical, psychological and social needs. We will also help you to understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.
It will help you to reflect on, realise the impact of, and justify the decisions you make, whilst encouraging a long-term view of player development that links to player performance.
Who is it for?
Active coaches working in the 11v11, 9v9 or 7v7 game within competition structures.
Please note where demand is high course acceptance will be based on the following priorities:
- Women's game Tier 1-5
- Men's game Step 1-7
- College and University teams competition level)
- Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in the club
- Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club
3) 7v7 (only when coaching in a RTC)
Pre-requisites for registration
Hold The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
Have fully completed your FA Level 2 action plan
Be actively coaching a team in a season-long competition in England
Be able to effectively communicate in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Pre-requisites for certification
In date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football
In date FA Safeguarding Certificate
Complete both eLearning modules (Coaching Journey + Equality/Diversity)
Successful completion of course project
Receive a minimum of 3 in-situ visits with your team and be deemed practically competent
Conduct a 30 minute presentation of your project to your course colleagues and staff
- 4 Blocks of delivery (3 days, 2 days, 2 days, 2 days)
- 9 Days of delivery (split into 18 Workshops)
- 3 in-situ visits situated between Blocks 1-2, 2-3, 3-4
- Please note that in-situ support visits must only be conducted face-to-face, in England
To be awarded the qualification you must:
- Complete the pre-course e-learning module
- Attend all four blocks of learning, inclusive of 18 face-to-face Workshops
- Complete an 18 game project based around your own players and club environment - Please note that this is reduced to a 12 game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award
- A 30 minute presentation of your project, which will include a Q&A session with tutors and colleagues
Delivered over the course of a season (9-12 months)
THIS IS AN APPLICATION PAGE ONLY. SUBMISSION OF THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE ON THE COURSE.
The course will run as follows:
Gloucestershire FA, Oaklands Park, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG
Block 1 (Days 1 – 3)
27th, 28th, 29th May 2020
(Days 4 – 5)
26th, 27th October 2020
Block 3 (Days 6 – 7)
15th, 16th February 2021
Block 4 (Days 8 – 9)
3rd, 4th June 2021
Please make sure you will be able to make all course dates, should you be accepted, before submitting an application for the course.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 6th November 2019. After this date, all will be informed whether they have or have not received a place on the course.