Level 2 Certificate In Coaching Football

Building on the initial skill learnt in the Level 1 Award 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.

Course Aims and Objectives

To provide candidates who have an ongoing involvement with sport with an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching football to adults and children.

The Certificate offers an opportunity for potential football coaches to be supported in developing the knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate football coaching sessions. It will also introduce the candidates to an appreciation of the principles of the game, both attacking and defending, and how to utilise this knowledge for invasion games.

Course Content


The course will introduce a number of key aspects related to the role of a football coach in working with youth players. These are delivered via home-based study tasks and Tutor delivered workshops. The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:

  • The roles, skills and qualities of a football coach
  • Developing session plans and associated information for planning 
  • Awareness of safe and organised activities
  • Preparation for potential accidents, illnesses and emergencies
  • A consideration of coaching styles
  • Coaching session evaluation and self-reflection
  • Nutritional needs of football players
  • Fitness components related to football
  • The planning of progressive coaching sessions


The practical elements of the course will provide the following:

  • The principles of attacking to include creating and exploiting space
  • Passing
  • Support Play
  • Ball Control
  • Dribbling
  • Running with the ball
  • Turning
  • Goalkeeping
  • Finishing
  • Heading
  • The principles of defending to include denying and restricting space
  • Defensive play when organised and outnumbered

In addition candidates will have the opportunity to undertake two observed practical coaching sessions with their Tutor and receive feedback based on selected criteria. This will form the basis of an opportunity to deliver 12 hours of coaching in the candidates' work place to apply the experience gained from course training.

Pratical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (however inability to participate will not prevent successful completion of the award),

Course Prerequisites

Prior to certification learners are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate
  • Have attended The FA Workshop 'Safeguarding Children in Football' (candidates under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete The FA Child Protection Distance Learning Module 'Safeguarding Children in Football - A Guide' as an alternative to the workshop). For those with proven experience and knowledge in this area, Accreditation of Prior Learning (ALP) may be offered.

Course Duration
10 days.

Community Club: £200
Development Club: £220
Charter Standard: £240
Non-Charter Standard/Out of County: £260

Booking Information
To see available Level 2 courses and to book your place click here

For further information please contact Mike Phillips or 01449 776315 or via mike.phillips@suffolkfa.com

Terms and conditions for all course bookings are attached below.

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