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Overview

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The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

As part of the Level 1 you are expected to complete online modules, in order to access these modules, you will be required to sign in using your FAN & Password. If you do not already have a FAN, please visit the FA website (FAN number).

  • External Candidates: £190
  • Leeds Beckett Student/Staff: £180

Assessment is formative i.e ongoing and so attendance is mandatory throughout.

For more course information see below under the pre-requisites and course information links.

Dates for 2019 -2020 TBC

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Prior to certification for the qualification, learners are required to:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • Learners should ideally be working/coaching with a team prior to the course
  • 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).

*both of these courses are modules within The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course

As part of the Level 1 you are expected to complete online modules, in order to access these modules, you will be required to sign in using your FAN & PasswordIf you do not already have a FAN, please visit the FA website (FAN number).  


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The new look Level 1 now includes

  • 7 x 3.5 hour workshops
  • FA Safeguarding Workshop
  • FA Emergency Aid Workshop

In addition to the above theory & practical workshops you will also need to completer the following short on-line modules

  • Introduction to Coaching
  • LTPD (Long Term Player development)
  • Plan, Do, Review
  • Respect for Coaches
  • Online Introduction to Equality & Diversity

Learners will gain an insight into the game in England, how it’s played and how they can coach to better support the development of future players. The qualification is designed to prepare learners to coach football within the grassroots game.

Through the completion of the learning programme for this qualification, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices.

Learners will be introduced to basic game formats, key rules, and the England DNA coaching fundamentals and playing principles through completion of four mandatory components; How We Coach, How We Play, The Future Player and How We Support.

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 e-learning modules hosted on The FA Learner Management System (LMS). The e-learning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

Course Assessment/Certificate

You must, in order to gain a certificate:

  • Attend all course hours
  • Successfully complete the theory and practical sessions
  • Assessment is formative i.e ongoing and so attendance is mandatory throughout
Course Venue
  • Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QQ

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Essential Coaching Courses Information PDF

CE FAQ 2018 PDF


Contact the coach education team

0113 812 7437
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