FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Price: £160

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

  • The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

    You will gain insight into the game in England, how it is played and how you can coach to better support the development of future players.

    The course of learning is made up of eight guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, as well as some directed learning opportunities via three eLearning modules hosted on The FA Learning Management System (LMS). The eLearning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

- Introduction

- Qualities of a coach

- What is a game (rules and scoring system)

- The game in England

- Build a practice 'for your players'

- Review of Block 1

- England DNA (in possession, out of possession and transition)

- Technical components of the game

- Principles of play

- Develop a practice 'for your players'

- Review of Block 2

- FA 4 Corner Long-term Player Development Model

- Differentiation - supporting individuals

- Extend the practice 'for your players'

- Linking practice to match day

- Managing self, parents, players and the game on match day

- Course review

Participants will undertake the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and the FA Level 1 Intro to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)


Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to begin your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.


You will be introduced to:

  • The England DNA
  • The FA 4 Corner Model which will help you gain a better understanding of player long-term development
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping you construct appropriate practices and sessions
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving you the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe and engaging practices

Available Dates

Start Date
Brian Oliver
Springfield Stadium
Janvrin Road
St. Helier
Brian Oliver

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

There are no Special Offers on at the moment.

Coach Education FAQs

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Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Jersey FA and the individual learner.

If you are completely new to coaching you will need to complete The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football first.

If you already hold an existing FA Level 1 you can go to the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification taking into consideration the action plan you received from your course tutor.

The first step is to speak with a local club and get involved with a team. This will give you an opportunity to experience coaching, if you enjoy it and want to continue coaching, your next step will be to book onto the FA Level 1 Coaching in Football course.

(If you do not know what local team you wish to coach, contact the Jersey FA. We are happy to advise and support your coaching journey. Alternatively check out Coaching opportunities for a list of availability in local clubs.) 

The FA Emergency Aid and FA Safeguarding Children certificates can be accessed online 48 hours after you complete the course. The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football certificate will be sent to you within 6-8 weeks of completion.

There is a 2 hour Safeguarding workshop followed by a one hour online module. Both must be completed to achieve the qualification. There are also online modules to complete as part of the new FA Level 1 Coaching in Football course.

Yes, if you are already coaching at a club the One Foundation Charter Standard grant can support your application for a coaching course.

The FA Youth Award Modules previously received a high level of positive feedback from learners, yet take-up rates were usually lower than the core coaching qualifications.

Therefore, in order to raise the standards of coaching, the principles of The FA Youth Award Modules have been incorporated into the core coaching qualifications to ensure all coaches have access to these principles and understand how to apply them to the environment in which they coach.

Get in touch

Jersey FA Football Development Manager Brian Oliver

(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Email: Brian.Oliver@JerseyFA.com

Tel: 07797752215