Minimum Age: 16
Course Duration: 145 hours (total qualification time) / 73 hours (guided learning)
Course Pre-requisites to registration and certification:
Prior to registration for the qualification, learners are required to:
- be at least 16 years of age
- Have attended The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course, and hold the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification
Prior to certification for the qualification, learners are required to:
- hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate
- hold a current completion certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in Football (Alternative arrangements are available for learners under the age of 18 years of age).
Course aims and objectives:
This nationally recognised qualification, awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping them to begin shaping or refining their own coaching philosophy.
The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football leads to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football qualification.
In order to understand the coaching of players, coaches need to understand themselves and their players as well as the game itself. This course will support learners along this process both on-course and in their own coaching environment.
The course is underpinned by the ethos of allowing the players to feel included, empowered and to be able to make mistakes. It is about designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making that enables the players to practice in an environment that’s positive and enjoyable. This course is designed to prepare learners for employment as a football coach with the ability to put these key ideas into practice. As a FA Level 2 football coach, learners will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive football coaching sessions independently.
This course will cover key issues in coaching while putting the players and their learning at the centre of the choices that coaches make. It will help learners to reflect on, realise the impact of, and justify the decisions they make while encouraging a long-term view on player development. The course will examine what effective and great practice looks like in training and competition, right the way through the player’s journey from under 7 to open age, across the various formats of the game, helping coaches to consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of the players in their care.
The course of learning is made up of 20 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into three blocks of learning (Block 1 – How We Coach, Block 2 – How We Support and The Future Player, Block 3 – How We Play).
Venue: Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Lincoln, LN6 0EP.
Saturday 1st June (9am-5pm)
Friday 12th July (6.30-10pm)
Friday 6th Sept (6.30-10pm)
Sunday 2nd June (9am-5pm)
Saturday 13th July (9am-5pm)
Saturday 7th Sept (9am-5pm)
Tuesday 4th June (6.30-10pm)
Friday 19th July (6.30-10pm)
Friday 13th Sept (6.30-10pm)
Wednesday 5th June (6.30-10pm)
Saturday 20th July (9am-5pm)
Saturday 14th Sept (9am-5pm)
Tuesday 11th June (6.30-10pm)
Wednesday 12th June (6.30-10pm)
Equality: FA Education will ensure that it treats people fairly, with respect, providing 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 which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.
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.
The Lincolnshire Football Association’s discount codes is for use by Lincolnshire FA Clubs and FA Licensed Coaches Only – incorrect use of this code will result in the additional payment being requested and paid, or could result in your booking being cancelled.
Course Cancellations & Transfers:
Should a candidate wish to cancel or transfer their place on a course, they need to notify LCFA as soon as possible by emailing the Football Development Department; Chris.Funnell@LincolnshireFA.com
Our courses are in high demand and by not informing us that you are unable to attend, you are preventing another candidate from attending the course. The following charges will apply to all cancellations:
- 28 days or more a candidate will be entitled to a full refund.
- 27 days – 14 days a candidate will be charged 25% of their course fee plus admin fee.
- 13 days – 7 days a candidate will be charged 50% of their course fee plus admin fee.
- 6 days or less no refund will be provided.
If a candidate wishes to transfer to a different course the following charges apply:
If notification is provided between 28 – 14 days prior to the start date of the course no fee will be charged.
If notification is provided between 13 – 7 days prior to the start of the course there will be a 10% (of the total course fee) administrational charge.
If notification is provided less than 6 days prior to the start of the course the candidate will not be able to transfer. They will lose their course place on the course and will need to re-book on to another course at full cost.
Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons or exceptional circumstances are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a Doctor or medical professional may be requested.