The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

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.

Course Venues & Dates - To book your place please click HERE

Venue:  St James School, Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN   COURSE FULL

Sunday   10 September 2017   9 am - 5 pm    Theory & Practical 
Tuesday   12 September 2017   6.30 pm - 9.30 pm   Emergency First Aid
Sunday   17 September 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Tuesday   19 September 2017   6.30 pm - 8.30 pm   Safeguarding Children
Sunday   24 September 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Sunday   1 October 2017   9 am - 1 pm   Theory & Practical

Venue:  Plymstock School, Church Road, Plymstock, Plymouth, PL9 9AZ  COURSE FULL

Sunday   15 October 2017   9 am - 5 pm    Theory & Practical 
Tuesday   17 October 2017   6.30 pm - 9.30 pm   Emergency First Aid
Sunday   22 October 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Tuesday   24 October 2017   6.30 pm - 8.30 pm   Safeguarding Children
Sunday   29 October 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Sunday   5 November 2017   9 am - 1 pm   Theory & Practical

Venue:  Sandymere Sports Complex, Northam, Nr Bideford, EX39 1XX

Saturday    21 October 2017   9 am - 5 pm    Theory & Practical 
Wednesday   25 October 2017   6.30 pm - 9.30 pm   Emergency First Aid
Saturday    28 October 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Monday   30 October 2017   6.30 pm - 8.30 pm   Safeguarding Children
Saturday   4 November 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Monday   6 November 2017   9 am - 1 pm   Theory & Practical

Venue:  Teignmouth Community College, Exeter Road, Teignmouth. TQ14 9HQ

Saturday    4 November 2017   9 am - 5 pm    Theory & Practical 
Tuesday   7 November 2017   6.30 pm - 9.30 pm   Emergency First Aid
Saturday    11 November 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Monday   13 November 2017   6.30 pm - 8.30 pm   Safeguarding Children
Saturday   18 November 2017   9 am - 5 pm   Theory & Practical
Tuesday   21 November 2017   9 am - 1 pm   Theory & Practical

Further course dates to be released soon.

Course Duration

43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Course Pre-requisites to certification
•Be at least 16 years of age
•Hold, as a minimum, a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate*
•Hold an in date completion certificate for the current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
 *both are modules included in the FA Level 1 course and make up the How We Support component of The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.

Course aims and objectives

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 at the grassroots level.

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.

Throughout the course learners will be introduced to

The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player.

The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help them gain a better understanding of the long-term development of their players as a whole person.

The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their players.

A series of practical coaching ideas, giving them the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help their players develop.

Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own players and teams.

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.

How to book

Please visit our Online Booking Site and find the next available course with Devon FA by clicking HERE.

Any queries please email Annie Watts on annie.watts@devonfa.com or ring on 01626 325914.

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