Introduction to Coaching Football

About The Course

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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. Check out the course structure to find out more about what's in store.

If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:

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 BT 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 BT 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. 

 

Course availability

Monday 03 January

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Monday 03 January, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 2 Monday 10 January, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 3 Monday 17 January, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Thursday 06 January

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Thursday 06 January, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Day 2 Thursday 13 January, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Day 3 Thursday 20 January, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Saturday 05 February

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Saturday 05 February, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Day 2 Saturday 12 February, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Day 3 Saturday 19 February, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Sunday 06 February

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Sunday 06 February, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 Sunday 13 February, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 Sunday 20 February, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Monday 07 February

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Monday 07 February, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Day 2 Monday 14 February, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Day 3 Monday 21 February, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Tuesday 08 February

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Tuesday 08 February, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 2 Tuesday 15 February, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Day 3 Tuesday 22 February, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Wednesday 02 March

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Wednesday 02 March, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 2 Wednesday 09 March, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Day 3 Wednesday 16 March, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Thursday 03 March

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Thursday 03 March, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Day 2 Thursday 10 March, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Day 3 Thursday 17 March, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Sunday 06 March

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Sunday 06 March, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 2 Sunday 13 March, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Day 3 Sunday 20 March, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

Tuesday 08 March

Introduction to Coaching Football

Online Course

Schedule

  • Day 1 Tuesday 08 March, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Day 2 Tuesday 15 March, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Day 3 Tuesday 22 March, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£160
£160

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