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).
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.
If you suffer from a condition that you believe may affect your involvement on a course on either the practical or theoretical elements, please notify us immediately of any support you may require and we will make every effort to ensure that you are supported throughout the course of delivery and given every opportunity to successfully attain the relevant course award.
Please note - All Courses will be conducted in English and therefore candidates are required to be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Candidates registering for this course who do not meet the English understanding criteria or have not declared a physical disability for which support may be required may be asked to leave the course without refund. In accepting the terms & conditions of the course you are confirming that you have understood the above.
Venue - Middlesex FA, Rectory Park, Ruislip Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 6AU.
Block 1 - How We Coach
Saturday 22nd February 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 29th February 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 7th March 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 14th March 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Block 2 - How We Support & The Future Player
Saturday 16th May 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 23rd May 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 30th May 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Block 3 - How We Play
Saturday 1st August 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8th August 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 15th August 2020 Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Please note – coaches must attend all dates of the course to achieve the qualification. Failure to attend any of the dates mentioned will result in non-qualification. Please do not book onto this course if there are any dates that you cannot attend.
Important - Learners booking onto this course must have access to a group of players throughout the course to allow for visits in their own coaching environment. If you do not have access to a group of players or you are not linked with a club, then we reserve the right to cancel your booking. This group of players will also need to be involved in matches to allow for completion of the match day project as part of the learner journal.
Learners have a three year registration period to complete all three block of the course. Upon completion of Block 1, learners will be given the opportunity to confirm their place on the next block mentioned in the dates above. Should learners need additional time before completing blocks 2 & 3, we will offer alternative opportunities within a learners registration period.
As part of the course of training, learners will receive visits from their course tutor. We would recommend that learners who coach outside of the Middlesex area contact their parent county FA to see if they have suitable dates for them to attend to allow for visits from a locally based tutor.
Price Amount Who can apply at this price?
Full Price £410 Any individual 16 years of age or over who has completed the FA Level One.
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