1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

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Course Information:

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Course Duration: 75 hours
  • Course Prerequisites: FA Safeguarding Children, Emergency First Aid, FA Online Laws of the Game. (Please note, this learning may be included in your Level 2 course program, please contact your County FA for more details).
  • Course aims and objectives: This nationally recognised qualification will provide candidates who have an ongoing involvement in football, with the opportunity to gain knowledge of how to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions.
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club: 75 hours at Level 1 and 2 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

Theory: The course will introduce a number of key aspects related to the role of a football coach in working with youth players. These are delivered via home based study tasks and Tutor delivered workshops.

  • The roles, skills and qualities of a football coach
  • Developing session plans and associated information for planning
  • Awareness of safe and organised activities
  • Preparation for potential accidents, illnesses and emergencies
  • A consideration of coaching styles
  • Coaching session evaluation and self-reflection
  • Nutritional needs of football players
  • Fitness components related to football
  • The planning of progressive coaching sessions.

Practical: The practical elements of the course will provide the following:

  • The principles of attacking to include creating and exploiting space
  • Passing
  • Support Play
  • Ball Control
  • Dribbling
  • Running with the ball
  • Turning
  • Goalkeeping
  • Finishing
  • Heading
  • The principles of defending to include denying and restricting space
  • Defensive play when organised and outnumbered

In addition candidates will have the opportunity to undertake two observed practical coaching sessions with their Tutor and receive feedback based on selected criteria. This will form the basis of an opportunity to deliver 12 hours of coaching in the candidate's work place to apply the experience gained from the course of training.

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. All pre-requisites (First Aid/Safeguarding Children/FAL Laws of the Game Online module)
2. All candidate portfolio tasks
3. Practical delivery of a 35 minute practical coaching activity that will be progressed on a specific theme relating to the course syllabus

Re-assessment: Candidates can be reassessed within a 24 month period from registration

Refresher: Every 3 years as specified in The FAL Level 2 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.

MONDAY 18 - FRIDAY 22 APRIL(5 days)     9.00am – 5.00pm
  every day



Sunday            15th May, 2011               9-4pm – Practical & Theory


Wednesday      15th June                       6.30-9.30pm– Portfolio & Theory


Sunday             31st July                         9 -5pm– Practical & Theory


Monday            12th Sept                        6.30-9.30pm– Portfolio & Theory


Monday             3rd Oct                           6.30-9.30pm– Portfolio & Theory


Sunday             16th Oct                          9 – 2pm- Practical & Theory


Saturday                5th November                  9-5pm Final Assessment
Sunday                  6th November                  9-5pm Final Assessment


Candidates must be available to attend all dates
*   All dates are subject to change. Should this occur, all candidates will be informed via email.

Northamptonshire FA Terms and Conditions:

? Northamptonshire FA reserves the right to increase or decrease the course fee at its discretion
? I am fully aware that my chosen course may be one which includes the FA Child Protection three hour Workshop, which discusses some sensitive 'hypothetical' issues and some real issues regarding child abuse in its various forms
? I will respect the course tutor, course venue and the other candidates and their points of view and I understand that if my behaviour, language or conduct is deemed 'unacceptable', 'offensive' or 'harmful' for any reason, the Northamptonshire FA and the venues reserves the right to exclude me for continuing on my chosen course and if necessary, future courses.
? The Northamptonshire FA does not accept responsibility for the loss, or damage to, candidate property or for personal injury however caused and that I will ensure that I am protected with my own personal insurance cover.
? I confirm that I understand the above statements and their implications and that the information I have provided on this form is correct to the very best of my knowledge.
? If you are on General Suspension you cannot attend the course until you have been cleared.

Northamptonshire FA Cancellation Policy:

All Northamptonshire FA courses are non-refundable.

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Course Details


    Full Price360.00
    Charter Standard Clubs320.00


    Register by:08/04/2011 9:00 PM

    Start Date:18/04/2011 9:00 AM


    Moulton College
    Gate 3
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    Deborah Preston
    01604 678408