FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 4 week online course

Price: £145.00 (Charter Standard Price:£131.00)

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

Officially launching this summer, Introduction to Coaching Football is the perfect online football coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game.

Please Note: You will not be able to take Introduction to Coaching Football if you have not completed The FA Playmaker course. You can sign-up to become an FA Playmaker for free here.

The course blends live weekly webinars, e-learning, community support and a range of resources to provide you with the skills to coach players of all ages.  

 Much like a successful team, Introduction to Coaching Football relies on several key areas to work. By delivering the course in this way, we are able to help you create a safe, fun and positive football environment. 

Upon completion, you will gain confidence, begin developing your own style and apply what you’ve learned to become a transformational coach.  

To pass the course, you will need to work through e-learning modules, unlocking new ones each week, as well as completing a short online assessment. The e-learning can be completed in stages in your own time. 

Here’s how it works: 

When you enrol, you’ll be given exclusive access to our online coaching community, which is a place for you to share tips, discuss ideas and learn from other coaches as you work through the course. We encourage you to stay active on the community and get involved in discussions to get the most out of your experience. 

You’ll also have access to a number of useful resources, case studies and practice videos to use alongside your weekly webinars, giving you the chance to apply practical skills to real-life coaching sessions. 

The modules below need to be completed to pass the course. They are specifically designed to give you the knowledge you need to pass a quick assessment. A number of these e-learning modules include short recaps to help check your knowledge: 

-Course Introduction (10m) 
-Introduction to Disability Football (30m) 
-Respect (10m) 
-Safeguarding Children (2h) 
-Introduction to First Aid in Football (2h) 
-Assessment (10m) 

Hosted by our expert course developers, these weekly discussions will focus on some of the most important things you’ll need as a football coach: 

-Week One - Falling in Love with the Game (1h) 
-Week Two - Learning About Football (1h) 
-Week Three - Friendships in Football (1h) 

Course Prerequisites 

To begin Introduction to Coaching Football you must complete The FA Playmaker, which is a completely free online course focused on taking an active role in football. 

If you haven’t yet completed The FA Playmaker, or you’d like to find out a bit more about how it works, you can click here.

 

Replacing The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Course

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football has now been replaced by Introduction to Coaching Football. We are excited to take you on this new journey to help you become the best coach you can be. 

 

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Cancellation

Should a candidate need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:

  • More than 14 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge
  • 14 days or less notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10.
  • 7 days or less notice – No refund is returned, only transfer available for a surcharge of £10.

Transferring Onto A Different Course 

Candidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 14 days prior to the commencement date will incur the following cost:

An administration fee of £10 will be charged.

answers to your frequently asked questions

coach education FAQ'S

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

We do not operate a waiting list for any of our courses or notify individuals of new courses being added or spaces becoming available.

Each coaching course has its own specific pre-requisites (some are open entry) and these can be found on each course specific page page of our website. It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet the pre-requisites before booking onto the chosen course.

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 Shropshire FA and the individual learner.

No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

You can book onto any of Shropshire FA courses by visiting the relevant course pages using the links above . Click on the title of the course you are interested in. More information will be available for you to view as well as a link to the most recent course(s) available.

Click here to receive a reminder.

You can request a password reset here. 

Before choosing to cancel you may want to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy which can be found on our website insert link for Policies & Procedures. These Terms and Conditions will have also been provided to you at the time of booking and again in the booking confirmation email.

I’ve already paid the course fee but cannot make it now. Can I transfer my place?
Learners unable to attend courses or individual course dates they have booked on to are not permitted to transfer between courses or transfer their place between individuals. You would be required to either change your plans to ensure you can attend the course you booked onto or cancel your place on the course and book on to another course which is more convenient. Please be aware of our Cancellation policy which is included in our Terms and Conditions. and can be found on our website insert link to Policies & Procedures

We run a variety of courses in a variety of formats –some weekend only, some mid-week, some a mix of the two etc. We ensure that we run the variety of formats and courses across the county throughout the year and attendance may require flexibility from each learner i.e. travel further afield within the county to get the dates best suited or be flexible on dates to attend at preferred venue. Whilst we try to provide as many options to our volunteers as possible we are restricted to how we deliver courses due to tutor and facility availability.

Get In Touch

Lisa Sandford

Football Services Administrator

By Phone: 01743 362769 - Option 3

By Email: Lisa.Sandford@shropshirefa.com