The FA

Introduction to Coaching Football

About The Course

Officially launching this summer, Introduction to Coaching Football is the perfect online football coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game.

Please Note: You will not be able to take Introduction to Coaching Football if you have not completed The FA Playmaker course. You can sign-up to become an FA Playmaker for free here.

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.  

 Much like a successful team, Introduction to Coaching Football relies on several key areas to work. By delivering the course in this way, we are able to help you create a safe, fun and positive football environment. 

Upon completion, you will gain confidence, begin developing your own style and apply what you’ve learned to become a transformational coach.  

To pass the course, 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. 

Here’s how it works: 

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. 


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) 
-Respect (10m) 
-Safeguarding Children (2h) 
-Introduction to First Aid in Football (2h) 
-Assessment (10m) 


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) 


Course Prerequisites 

To begin Introduction to Coaching Football you must complete The FA Playmaker, which is a completely free online course focused on taking an active role in football. 

If you haven’t yet completed The FA 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. 

 

CPD Opportunities 

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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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