Coaching Courses We Offer

SUFFOLK FA’s Coach Education Programme provides a wide range of courses, for those who wish to coach, or who wish to be 'behind-the-scenes' helping the club run day-to-day, it is likely that Suffolk FA run a course to help you and your club.

Click here to see our Coaching Courses.


The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

The FA Level 1 is the first step on the FA Coach Education Pathway. If you want to start or are currently coaching football, and wish to learn more, this is the perfect course for you.

The course provides a high quality learning experience by providing a modern and flexible course design that is led by skilled and dedicated FA Tutors who adopt a learner-centred approach.

It will provide you with your first taste of The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy – the England DNA - through the four key components; How We Coach, How We Support, The Future Player and How We Play.

On completion of the course you will achieve the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification. This will enable you to coach confidently and competently in your own environment. The course will also provide you with coaching ideas and ingredients to enable you to proactively build, develop and extend a series of coaching practices to create a coaching session.

To book onto the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football click here

Please ensure you sign in using your FAN number to access the course. If you need support regarding FAN numbers and Passwords please click here

 

The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

This nationally recognised qualification, awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications will take you on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping you to begin shaping or refining your own coaching philosophy.

Depending on your current qualifications, there are various ways to complete the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football. Please ensure you read the information below to understand what you should do.

If you have completed The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football but haven’t completed any of The FA Youth Module courses, you need to complete all three Blocks that make up The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football in order to achieve the qualification. You will therefore need to book a place on Block 1 of the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football. Book a place on Block 1 by clicking here

You will be able to access the subsequent blocks on completion of each preceding block.

If you have completed The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football AND The FA Youth Module 1 ONLY then you need to complete Block 2 and Block 3 of the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football. Book yourself onto Block 2 by clicking here

You’ll be able to access Block 3 once you’ve completed Block 2.

If you have completed The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, The FA Youth Module 1 AND The FA Youth Module 2 then you need to book onto Block 3 of the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football ONLY. Book yourself onto Block 3 by clicking here

If you require any further support in making the right choice with regards to which learning opportunity to access, please click here to view The FA Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) guide. This explains where you should enter The FA Coaching Pathway in more detail.

Please also note that if you do not meet the course pre-requisites you will not be able to access the course booking page.

Please sign in using your FAN number to access the courses. If you need support regarding FAN numbers and Passwords please click here


FA Emergency First Aid

This is a three-hour workshop which offers basic advice on how to preserve life, limit the effects of an injury and promote recovery. Topics covered include mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, heart-lung resuscitation, control of bleeding, dressing of wounds, minimising shock, dealing with heart attacks.

How many are Suffolk FA likely to run? 12

 

FA Basic First Aid for Sport

The BFAS course is for individuals, specifically team managers, coaches, teachers, parents, volunteers and others, who (in the absence of professional first aiders) have the responsibility for the provision of pitchside/on-field first aid when supporting sports activities. 

The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of :

  • General duties and responsibilities of a sports first aider
  • Common football/sports injuries
  • Basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to recognise and differentiate major from minor injury 
  • Ability to administer basic first aid to a casualty engaged in
  • sports activity

How many are Suffolk FA likely to run? 1


FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

For everyone who works with young people, this workshop focuses on making football safe. The course teaches our football workforce to promote best practice to protect young people. Candidates will learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and understand fears involved in these concerns.

The three-hour course is nationally recognised and will help the participant to be able to:

  • Explain the reason why football needs to tackle child protection and best practice
  • Describe what is meant by best practice and identify where you can make some changes
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and forms of abuse
  • Identify behaviour in football that would give cause for concern
  • Examine your attitudes and feelings in relation to concerns about poor practice and abuse
  • Explain the action to take if you are concerned about the welfare of a young person (including the FA/NSPCC Helpline)
  • Describe the action to take if a child discloses he or she has been abused or is concerned about someone's behaviour
  • Explain why children find it difficult to tell someone about their concerns
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of agencies, organisations and staff involved in child protection in football
  • Give details of where to find out more about The FA policy and procedures and other support mechanisms

How many are Suffolk FA likely to run? 12

 

FA Mentoring Adults

The FA Mentoring Adults course is designed to support those who wish to develop mentoring skills, understand the role of the mentor, and develop the interpersonal skills required to be an effective mentor.

The six-hour long course is aimed at experienced and knowledgeable coaches who wish to provide support to other football coaches in a mentoring capacity.

On completion of the course, candidates will know the strategies required to be an effective mentor, understand the importance of feedback and the goal setting process, and appreciate the importance of reflection as a tool for learning.

How many are Suffolk FA likely to run? 1

 

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