Course Information:

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Course Duration: 32 hours
  • Course Prerequisites: Minimum 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Member of the current FA Licensed Coaches’ Club (recommended)
  • Who is it for: Aimed at coaches at all levels who want to become more knowledgeable and effective when coaching young players. There are generic strands relating to teaching and learning, motivation and self-esteem that are suitable for most coaches.
  • Course aims and objectives: The course will provide practical sessions and advice for when coaching this age group, and will increase the candidate's knowledge of how to develop their coaching to incorporate The FA 4 corner model. The course will cover technical development and in the physical corner it will offer FUNdamental ideas for the coach to use as well as suggested activities for the development of football specific movements. The important Social and Psychological development of the young player is also examined.
  • Leading to: FA Youth Award Module 2 - Developing the Practice FA Licensed Coaches Club: 32 hours at Level 1, 2 and 3 only. If you are not a member of the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club and are interested in joining, please visit You can also contact us via email at or via phone on 0844 980 8212

Course Content:

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

  • The importance of the social corner and how it links with the 4 corners.
  • How players learn
  • Motivation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Managing Mistakes
  • Managing Physical, Technical, Social and Psychological Difference
  • Planning Activity

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

  • Physical corner FUNdamental warm-ups
  • Practical activities and games

Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning.

Assessment: N/A

Re-assessment: N/A

Refresher: N/A

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.

*Please note that if you are already a member of The FA Licensed Coaches' Club, no refunds will be made, however you may be able to access this offer if you go on to attend further Youth Award Modules.  One free licence per coach, irrespective of how many Modules they attend.

Cost £65.00

To complete this course you must have the following pre-requisites:

Be at least 16 years of age

1st4Sport Level 1 Award in coaching football
1st4Sport Level 2 certificate in coaching football

 & you must be a member of the FA Licenced Coaches Club

*If you book onto a course without these pre-requisites and then need to cancel our terms and conditions will still apply

This course consists of the following sessions:


Practical/ Theory


21st March 2016

9am - 5pm

Practical/ Theory

22nd March 2016

9am - 5pm


Practical/ Theory

23rd March 2016

9am - 5pm

Practical/ Theory

24th March 2016

9am - 5pm



 All sessions must be attended.

 Practical involvement

 The course may be physically demanding. Students will be required to participate in practical sessions. Students should come prepared and be physically fit when arriving on the course.

 Please note that if a student has a disability that may prevent them participating actively in the practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course organiser at the point of registration. The course organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for the student's requirements which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.

 Medical Information

  If you have any medical conditions which limit/hinder your involvement or participation in coaching activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have any allergies that the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course.

 You should further be aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition, you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided (where applicable) during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic (longstanding) medical conditions.


Please provide any relevant information regarding the above Medical Information during the application process.

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