The Football Development Department deals with club development, charter standard, futsal, coaching courses, disability football and girls and womens football. The vision of the Football Development team is simply to ’Create better opportunities for all to participate in football’. The Football Development Plan is focused upon ‘Start, Stay and Succeed’ and the core business of the Football Development Team focuses upon the following key outcomes: increasing participation, improving levels of performance and widening access to football. This is achieved through three key areas of work; Club Development, Education Development and the Football Workforce. We endeavour to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to participate in high quality football activity by developing a countywide network of Charter Standard schools with exit routes to Charter Standard clubs.

1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football Qualification
Anyone aged 16 or over with an interest in coaching and an enthusiasm for learning new skills and techniques. The course includes the FA Safeguarding Children workshop and FA Emergency Aid.

1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
Anyone aged 16 or over with previous practical experience of participation in football.

FA Learning Goalkeeping Coaching Award (Level 1)
Open access for anyone who wants to improve their “technical” knowledge of Goalkeeping. Pre-requisites are the FA Safeguarding Children certificate and The FA Emergency Aid certificate (or equivalent).

FA Youth Award Module 1 (Developing the Environment)
This first of three Youth Award modules 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 an understanding of children and young players as well as football

FA Youth Award Module 2 (Developing the Practice)
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.

Futsal Course
Open access 1 day course. Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA with World and European Championships for club and National Teams Candidates must hold the “FA Safeguarding Children” certificate, FA Emergency Aid certificate and an existing coaching qualification.

FA Learning Coaching Disabled Footballers Course
Aimed at coaches who currently work in the community, A minimum of a Level 1 coaching qualification is required along with a valid FA Safeguarding Children” certificate.

Welfare Officers Workshop
Aimed at Club Welfare Officers, the course provides ideas and examples about how to prevent poor practice as well as how to deal with it when it arises. Candidates must possess an Enhanced CRB Disclosure via The FA CRB Unit and The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate.


Please be aware that most of these courses are of a physical nature, therefore a good all round general fitness is required. Confirmation from your doctor is recommended before partaking in one of these courses.

For futher information regarding any of the above courses, contact:  Zoe Griffiths 01743 362769 or email: 

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  • Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • The FA Level 1 in Football Coaching

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