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FREE* Step Up in Coaching Football course - updated online programme

We are delighted to be able to offer places on the newly constructed online version of our popular Step Up in Coaching! programme, now available for enrolment.

This course is FREE* for adults and is suitable for level 1, 2, and 3 coaches, or those without a formal sports coaching certification or qualification.

The programme combines Active IQ’s Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Health-Related Activity Sessions with workshops, tasks, and resources to take your sports coaching to the next level. The programme will provide the tools to create a positive impact in your session planning, ideas, analysis of players/team, and coaching performance.

Suitable for adults aged 19+ with an interest/involvement in coaching grassroots through to elite football.

This programme provides a great introduction for coaches thinking about progression from Level 1 to Level 2, as well as providing higher qualified coaches the opportunity to experience different formats, practices, and concepts.

We have designed the programme to be delivered with football examples and to provide coaches with:

  • New practice ideas; ways of structuring training sessions and games/activities.
  • Tools to observe and develop individual players and teams.
  • How to link training sessions with match days.
  • Constructing a session plan and using the plan-do-review process.
  • Supporting players' lifestyle module, including a diet & nutrition workshop.

The course is designed to provide you with tools you can utilise with your own playing group and provide an introduction to many of the key topics within football and activity leadership. Built into the programme are workshops, video seminars, webinars, tasks, and supporting templates for match analysis, player analysis, and reviews and session plans.

The course will be delivered by UEFA A Licensed FA Coach Educator, Justin Merritt, and supporting professional associates.

The induction webinar will introduce the course and set the work for you to complete in your portfolio ahead of further online sessions.

Sign up today for this course and you will get:

  • FREE access to this course for an October or November start date.
  • A digital Certificate of Achievement upon completion.

For further information on course content please READ HERE.

October start date: 7th


November start date: 25th



Course fee:
*Our funding partnerships allow these courses to be provided free of charge to participants living in the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Surrey.

A fee of £49 applies to participants living outside these counties, in which case please contact us to arrange a booking.

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This programme is FREE* to all coaches who were aged 19 or over on 1st August 2020.
Wednesday 7th October7.30pm-8.30pmIntroductory webinar
Wednesday 25th November7.30pm-8.30pmIntroductory webinar

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Questions? email courses@ignitesportuk.com or call 0300 303 0890

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