1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF) (3D)

Course Information:

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Course Duration: Maximum 32 hours
  • Course Prerequisites: None
  • Course aims and objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for young players. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players and/or teams.
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club: 32 hours at Level 1 only. If you are not a member of the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club and are interested in joining, please visit http://facc.thefa.com. You can also contact us via email at falicencequery@thefa.com or via phone on 0844 980 8212

Course Content:

Theory: The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:

  • Football Club Administration
  • Player and Coach development
  • Soccer Parent
  • Laws of the Game
  • An introduction to the FA's Long Term Player Development Model


The course will also provide the following for candidates:


  • FA Emergency Aid (included in the course programme)
  • FA Safeguarding Children in Football (included in the course programme)


Practical: Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:


  • Warm up and cool down game related activities
  • Passing and control
  • Turning with the ball
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Heading
  • Goalkeeping
  • Individual Attacking
  • Individual Defending
  • Small sided games

Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning. (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award)

Assessment: Assessment is via successful completion of:

1. The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and The FA Emergency Aid Certificate
2. All portfolio tasks
3. Practical delivery of a 20 minute practical coaching activity based on a specific skill and age group, which demonstrates safe practice, organisation, enjoyment and progression to meet the needs of the players.

Re-assessment: Candidates can be reassessed within a 12 month period from registration on the course.

Refresher: Every 3 years as specified in the FAL Level 1 CPD and Refresher Policy.

Suggested additional learning opportunities:


Equality: 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, it's 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.


The £50.00 fee is a deposit and will be refunded once the coach has completed the course.

Course Schedule.

Date Session Name Times
Saturday 21st June Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 22nd June Safeguarding Children 9.00am - 12.00pm
Sunday 22nd June Emergency Aid 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Saturday 28th June Theory/Practical 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 29th June Final Assessment 9.00am - 5.00pm

Course Prices.

Price Amount Who can apply at this price?
Full Price £50.00 (Deposit) Any individual over the age of 16.

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Full Price50.00
Start date: 21/06/2014 9:00 AM
Register by: 21/06/2014 5:00 PM
Larkspur Rovers Youth F.C
Priors Farm Lane
Off Eastcote Lane
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Paul Sharpe
0208 515 1929