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Introduction to Coaching Football is the perfect online football coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game.
Do you have a passion for wanting to develop players, help them understand more about the game and embrace a love for football? The Introduction to Coaching Football course is a great place to start.
Whether you are currently coaching a team or looking to get into coaching, this course will help you create a safe, fun, and positive football environment.
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.
We will focus on the player, the game, and you as a coach. You will learn from our coach developers who will share their experiences and knowledge on weekly webinar broadcasts. You will also connect with like-minded people via our coaching community to explore and share your stories while gaining advice and support throughout the course.
To pass Introduction to Coaching Football, 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, and you will be given 12-months from your start date to complete the course. Check out the structure below to find out more about what's in store.
If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:
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)
-Safeguarding Children (2h)
-Introduction to First Aid in Football (2h)
The FA Coaching Community
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.
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)
To begin Introduction to Coaching Football you must complete EE Playmaker by England Football, which is a completely free online course focused on taking an active role in football.
If you haven’t yet completed EE 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.
We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.
If your desired course is FULL, you will have to find the next available course. We have maximum numbers for our courses which we are unable to exceed.
No, all course bookings are to made and paid in full through our website
Why has The FA Youth Award been incorporated into the main FA Coach Education Pathway?
The FA Youth Award Modules previously received a high level of positive feedback from learners, yet take-up rates were usually lower than the core coaching qualifications.
Therefore, in order to raise the standards of coaching, the principles of The FA Youth Award Modules have been incorporated into the core coaching qualifications to ensure all coaches have access to these principles and understand how to apply them to the environment in which they coach.
I am a teacher and possess Child Protection Certificates, can I miss the Safeguarding workshop of the Level 1 course?
No, the Safeguarding section of the course is Football specific
I am unable to attend the EFA and Safeguarding day due to other commitments, so I will pay to attend the stand alone courses. Therefore can I have a discount on my Level 1 for the amount of the two courses?
No, the EFA and Safeguarding workshops are built into the price of the Level 1 and are already discounted. Therefore if you are unable to make these elements you will have to book and attend the relevant stand alone courses
I have already attended an FA First Aid and Safeguarding workshop, do I need to attend the EFA and Safeguarding parts of the Level 1 course?
No, if you have already completed an FA course for First Aid and Safeguarding then you won't need to attend this part of the course
Do I need to start on The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football or can I go straight on to The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football?
If you are completely new to coaching you will need to complete The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football first.
If you already hold an existing FA Level 1 you can go to the new FA Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification taking into consideration the action plan you received from your course tutor.
I already possess a first aid qualification through a non FA organisation, can I not attend the First Aid section of the course?
No, the First Aid section of the course is Football specific
In August 2016 the course was re-launched, could this affect me?
Yes, we have produced a recognition of prior learning document that outlines how the changes impact all current and prospective coaches. If you have any questions about this document we've also produced the following FAQ guide.
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