FA County Courses
FA LEARNING PATHWAY
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THE FOOTBALL COACHING PATHWAY
Delivered through local County FA s, there are many courses available to get people started in the game and to then help them progress in their roles.
The content and resources for these courses are eveloped centrally by FA Learning, ensuring they are the same throughout the country. For more information, see our Menu on this page.
Coaching Courses Level One Certificate in Coaching Football 24-32 hours
Level Two Certificate in Coaching Football 75 hours
Become a qualified football coach. This course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will introduce practical drills to develop players’ technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and heading. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players.
Level Two Certificate in Coaching Football
The next stage in coaching. Building on the initial skills learnt in the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football, this course provides a deeper understanding of coaching. The course introduces new themes such as looking at different coaching styles, preparing for accidents and emergencies and understanding players’ nutritional needs.
Level Three Certificate in Coaching Football. (UEFA B Licence)
Understand match analysis and Performance evaluation Coaches will acquire detailed coaching knowledge based on functional practices, small sided (8 v 8) games and phases of play to enhance game related understanding. This knowledge will aid them to evaluate player and team performance
Age Appropriate Coaching - Introductory Module
The first step to understanding young players. This groundbreaking new course encourages coaches to know as much about their young players as they do about the game. This one day course provides those involved in youth football with the knowledge to understand their players. This course provides an introduction to The FA Youth Award, which looks at how to coach young players as well as what to teach them.
The FA Youth Award - Module One - Developing the Environment
Innovation in coaching young players. This first module of three presents a child centred approach to the development of our young players. The award recognises the important role the coach can have upon levels of motivation and self-esteem and gives practical advice to help the coaching session become an “effective environment for learning”. Suitable for coaches at all levels this innovative new look at coaching will create coaches who have a understanding of children and young players as well as football.
The FA Youth Award - Module Two - Developing the Practice*
Innovation in coaching young players building on the knowledge learnt in Module One, this course provides practical sessions and workshops that help coaches to develop practices appropriate for the age, maturity, ability and experience levels of their players. Coaches will be expected to plan, deliver and evaluate their own, and other coaches’ practices during the course. This second module in The FA Youth Award is most suited to club coaches who are keen to improve their own personal development as a coach of young players of any age
The FA Youth Award - Module Three - Developing the Player
Innovation in coaching young players. The final module in The FA Youth Award, Developing the Player, continues the progressive change in coaching philosophy. Complementing the knowledge learnt on the preceding modules, this course teaches coaches to have a truly player-centred approach to the coaching and development of young players. The course comprises both practical and theory sessions.
The FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award (Level 1)
Give your goalkeeper the edge. This course is ideal for coaches who want to improve the performance of their goalkeepers.
The FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award (Level 2)
Give your goalkeeper the edge Building on the skills learnt in Level One, this course teaches candidates how to coach basic individual goalkeeping techniques. Coaches will get a better understanding of how to plan and prepare progressive technical and functional practices, ensuring the health and safety of all. The practical elements include dealing with one on one situations and handling crosses.
The FA Coaching Disabled Footballers
Learn skills to encourage and develop disabled players This course teaches coaches to apply coaching skills to meet the needs of players with different impairments. The course establishes basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers, using appropriate terminology. Coaches are also advised on appropriate medical and safety considerations.
The FA Coaching Futsal:
A Beginner’s Guide (replacing FA Introduction to Futsal) Small sided fun Learn about the UEFA and FIFA approved small sided game. On this course you’ll be taught the rules of Futsal, basic principles of attack and defence. Understand how to organise and coach Futsal and appreciate the fitness demands of the game.
The FA Mentoring Adults
This course is designed to support those who wish to develop their mentoring skills, to understand the role of the mentor, to develop the interpersonal skills required to become an effective mentor as well as developing reflection as a learning tool. It supports participants to develop skills in a safe and positive environment. 14 Want to learn more about football?
The FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Adult Football
This is an introduction for coaches and managers who are involved in adult football and comprises various elements including training drills (warm ups, technical sessions, skills, small sided games and cool downs), how to get the best from your
The FA Leadership through Football
Leadership through Football is an accredited qualification which can also form part of the additional and specialist learning aspect of the new Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure. It will aim to apply and exemplify the qualities and advanced skills needed to be an effective and reflective leader in football. Students will cover a variety of disciplines within football development including leading football activity sessions, refereeing, working with small-sided teams and contributing to the organisation and delivery of a football event for young people.
The FA Key Stage 2 Curriculum
This course supports non PE specialist primary teachers and coaches and will enable candidates to understand the key strands of the National Curriculum and apply them to football within the context of PE.
The FA Junior Football Organisers – Teacher
This course provides the teacher or coach with the necessary information and support to be able to deliver a Junior Football Organisers course for students aged 14–19. Candidates will gain an understanding of the FA 4 Corners Model together with the FA ’s Young Leadership Programme and Step into Sport.
The FA Junior Football Organisers – Student
This course is for students aged 14–19 years. It focuses on mini-soccer, where students learn the basics of coaching, rules, refereeing and all that is involved in organising a festival/ tournament. The culmination of the course and assessment involves the students organising and running a mini-soccer festival. The course provides students with core organisational and
The FA Working with Teams
This course, which is aimed at primary or non specialist secondary teachers, Level 1 coaches and young leaders, will provide practical ideas on how to run teams including work around team talks, team philosophy including the FA LT PD 4 corners model and understanding basic strategies, tactics and formations. It supports the competition programme/framework.
The FA Handling and Movement
This three hour course for primary teachers, Level 1 coaches and young leaders will give the candidate practical ideas to develop movement and handling skills that can be used as an introduction to goalkeeping and build on fundamental movement skills. Candidates will understand what is meant by handling and movement and learn how to develop Physical Literacy through handling
The FA Beginners Guide to Coaching Disabled Footballers
This course supports teachers, coaches or young leaders working in special or mainstream education. It will enable candidates to apply and extend existing teaching and coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of the participants and gain a greater understanding of the inclusion spectrum.
Basic Referees Course
Become a qualified referee Providing a full understanding of the laws of football, this course will lead successful candidates to a refereeing qualification. Whether seeking to operate at a basic level, or looking to achieve a greater understanding of match official skills, this course can deliver for all. Incorporating all the practical and theoretical skills needed to officiate, this course provides safe, ethical and effective methods of refereeing.
The FA Emergency Aid Workshop EMERGENCY 1st AID
Be prepared This three hour workshop offers basic advice on how to limit the effects of injury and promote recovery. Topics covered include mouth to mouth resuscitation, control of bleeding, dressing of wounds and minimising shock. Open to all with an interest in improving their emergency aid skills. Certificates last for three years.
FA First Aid for Sport EMERGENCY 1st AID
The course will provide participants with the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in order to recognise and manage common llnesses and injuries sustained in football and other sports and administer immediate ‘Non-Emergency’ first aid care. The course aim is to train a person in the basic knowledge of first aid. It will provide a person with the skills required to
FA Level 2 Treatment and Management of Injury in Football
This foundation course is aimed at personnel working throughout grassroots football. It will train a person in the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to recognise and differentiate major from minor injury and enable them to offer basic treatment and injury management advice of a player who has sustained a major injury when playing football.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN Workshop
Making football safe for young people For everyone who works with young people, this workshop focuses on making football safe.
The FA Welfare Officer Workshop
Ensure best practice for your club the FA requires all affiliated clubs to appoint a Club Welfare Officer. For 2010-2011 this person
FA Equality Workshops
(Equality, Race, Disability)