Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

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This course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and ejoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will introduce practical drills to develop players' technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and heading. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players.

The Course

The NEW FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, provides learners with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.
Learners will gain an insight into the game in England, how it’s played and how they can coach to better support the development of future players. The qualification is designed to prepare learners to coach football within the grassroots game.
Through the completion of the learning programme for this qualification, learners will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions. The foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable learners to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices.
Learners will be introduced to basic game formats, key rules, and the England DNA coaching fundamentals and playing principles through completion of four mandatory components; How We Coach, How We Play, The Future Player and How We Support.

Throughout the course learners will be introduced to:

1. The England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player
2. The FA 4 Corner Player Development Model which will help them gain a better understanding of the long-term development of their players as a whole person
3. The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping them construct appropriate practices and sessions for their players
4. A series of practical coaching ideas, giving them the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe, fun and engaging practices to help their players develop
5. Practical coaching opportunities both on the course and where possible with their own players and teams  
 
The course of learning is made up of eight guided learning; face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, as well as some directed learning opportunities via three e-learning modules hosted on The FA Learner Management System (LMS). The e-learning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

Equality: FA Education will ensure that it treats people fairly, with respect, providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Education will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.
Please note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number).
If have ever been involved in football or taken an FA Qualification, it is highly likely you already have a FAN. If you do not know your FAN or password, or need to create a FAN, please use our FAN FINDER tool by clicking to register/retrieve your details.
Please be aware that if you already have a FAN, and create another FAN, this could cause delays in being confirmed on the course and any qualifications being awarded.

Pre-requisites

Prior to certification for the qualification, learners are required to:
• be at least 16 years of age
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hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate*
• hold a current completion certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in Football*

*both of these courses are modules within The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course so you DO NOT need to book onto these separately

Period of Registration
12 Months

Course Duration
43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Fees and Ratio
The course is £110, please book early to ensure you get the venue best suited for yourself and gain a place as 18 is the maximum the course can take.

Our Courses

 NOVEMBER 2017: Tretherras School, Newquay (COURSE FULL)

Date

Course Times

Theory/ Practical

Blocks

Wednesday 22nd November

6-9.30pm

Both

Block 1

Saturday 25th November

9am-5pm

Both

Block 2 and 3

Thursday 30th November

6.30-9.30pm

Theory Only

Block 8 – First Aid

Sunday 3rd December

9am-5pm

Both

Block 4 and 5

Tuesday 5th December

6.30-8.30pm

Theory Only

Block 8 (SGW)

Sunday 10th December

9am-5pm

Both

Block 6 and 7

JANUARY 2018: Cornwall College Camborne (COURSE FULL)

Date

Course Times

Theory/ Practical

Blocks

Friday 26th January

6-9.30pm

Both

Block 1

Thursday 1st February

6.30-8.30pm

Both

Block 8 (SGW)

Sunday 4th February

9am-5pm

8.15am

Block 2 and 3

Wednesday 7th February

6.30-9.30pm

Both

Block 8 – First Aid

Saturday 10th February

9am-5pm

Both

Block 4 and 5

Sunday18th February

9am-5pm

Both

Block 6 and 7

MARCH 2018: Brannel School, St Stephens (2 SPACES)

Date

Course Times

Theory/ Practical

Blocks

Saturday 24th February 2018

9am-4.30pm

Both

Block 1 and 2

Thursday 8th March

6.30-9.30pm

Theory Only

Block 8 (First Aid)

Sunday 11th March

9am-5pm

Both

Block 3 and 4

Monday 12th March

6.30-8.30pm

Theory Only

Block 8 (SGW)

Sunday 18th March 2018

9am-5pm

Both

Block 5 and 6

Friday 23rd March 2018

6-9.30pm

Both

Block 7

APRIL 2018: Mounts Bay Academy, Penzance

Date

Course Times

Theory/ Practical

Blocks

Sunday 15th April 2018

9am-5pm

Both

Block 1 and 2

Tuesday 17th April 2018

6.30-8.30pm

Theory Only

Block 8 (SGW)

Saturday 21st April 2018

9am-5pm

Both

Block 3 and 4

Wednesday 25th April 2018

6.30-9.30pm

Theory Only

Block 8 – First Aid

Sunday 29th April 2018

9am-5pm

Both

Block 5 and 6

Friday 4th May 2018

6-9.30pm

Both

Block 7

MAY 2018: Bodmin Area (Coming Soon!)

JUNE 2018: Helston Area (Coming Soon!)

 

How to Book

In order to book onto one of our FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Courses please select the appropriate course above and complete an application form (see documents section below) and return to Grace.Dent@Cornwallfa.com or post to the address on the form marked 'FAO Grace Dent'.

Payment

Payment for the course can be made one of 3 ways;

1. Call 01208 262985 to pay over the phone using your bank card (office hours 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

2. Complete an Online Bank Transfer (Account: Cornwall FA, Sort Code:  20 87 94, Account Number: 602850102, Reference: FA Level 1)

3. Send in a cheque to along with the application  form addressed to 'Cornwall FA'

NB: Invoices can be generated upon request.

 

What do our coaches think of the Level 1?

Here's some feedback from one of our coaches Graham from Penzance;

"I found the course really interesting and it definitely changed my thinking and approach to the way I coach the Under 14s.

Some of the techniques suggested have really worked and I feel made me a better coach and communicator and made training a more enjoyable experience for myself and the players.

The practices we went through I have also worked on with my team since doing the course and not only are they really enjoying them but my approach to what we do and the way I think about and deliver coaching has changed for the better!

Many thanks and look forward to the Level 2 course."

Another Coach Martin from Newquay said;

"Just a quick email to say how much I enjoyed the Level one course over the last few weeks and I would like to thank Alan, Chris and Tommy for being great Tutors. They were all very good and made the course even my enjoyable. "

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