The FA

Introduction to Coaching Football

The FA Introduction to Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

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

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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About The Course

In spring 2021 a new Introduction to Coaching Football course is being launched to replace the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification.

This will be an online course designed to provide learners with an introduction to coaching the game. The course will be complemented by practical and face to face learning experiences delivered locally as part of our ongoing coach development offer.

Looking to start your coaching journey and want to find out more about the Introduction to Coaching Football? Register your interest now and we’ll contact you with further details about the course prior to registration opening.

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Are you an FA Playmaker?

Before enrolling on the new Introduction to Coaching Football qualification, you need to complete the FA Playmaker course, supported by BT. This is a free online entry-level course and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. All you need is an FA account and a laptop, tablet or mobile device and you’re good to go. The course can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. Sign up to FA Playmaker today and complete the course, then you’ll be ready to go when the new Introduction to Coaching Football course launches.

If you are already an FA Playmaker there are lots of opportunities to continue learning while you wait for the new course to launch.

Coaching resources

The Resources section of the Boot Room contains a range of different learning resources to explore; from articles on emerging trends and latest best practice to webinars and inspirational interviews.

FA Learning YouTube channel

If you’re looking for new ideas for training, tips for match-day, or just some simple games and session ideas for the kids during lockdown, visit The FA Learning YouTube channel. We’ve put all our best sessions, top-tips and tutorials together in one place, so you can easily find new ways to inspire your players with coaching ideas, straight from the England camp. Everything is free to access, and everything comes with that official FA seal of approval. 

 

Course Pre-requisites

In order to begin The FA Introduction to Coaching Football, you must already have completed The FA Playmaker.

Outcomes

The FA Playmaker supported by BT is our new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up.

In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you’re good to go.

CPD Opportunities 

Take a look at the webinars and national learning events we've got coming up. View all.
course Frequently asked questions

You can check to see if you have a FAN already here.


If you cannot find that you have a FAN on the above link, you can create a new FAN here.


If you know your FAN but do not know your password, you can reset it here. You must have access to the email address linked to your FAN in order to reset your password.


Contact your County FA in order to let them know you are interested in completing one of their courses so they can provide you with further support.


For The FA Level 2 and FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football courses you must book your place with the County FA that your club is affiliated to. This is to ensure appropriate in-situ support can be provided throughout the course.


For other courses you may be able to book with a different County FA. So if you live close to another county, have a look at their website to see if they have suitable dates.


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