The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

You will gain insight into the game in England, how it is played and how you can coach to better support the development of future players.

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 eLearning modules hosted on The FA Learning Management System (LMS). The eLearning modules cover core topics including the role of the coach, long-term player development and The FA Plan, Do, Review model.

Workshop 1 & 2 - build a practice

  • Introduction
  • Qualities of a coach
  • What is a game (rules and scoring system)
  • The game in England
  • Build a practice 'for your players'

Workshop 3 & 4 - develop a practice

  • Review of Block 1
  • England DNA (in possession, out of possession and transition)
  • Technical components of the game
  • Principles of play
  • Develop a practice 'for your players'

Workshop 5, 6 & 7 - extend a practice

  • Review of Block 2
  • FA 4 Corner Long-term Player Development Model
  • Differentiation - supporting individuals
  • Extend the practice 'for your players'
  • Linking practice to match day
  • Managing self, parents, players and the game on match day
  • Course review

Workshop 8 - FA Safeguarding Children Workshop & FA Level 1 Intro to First Aid in Football

Participants will undertake the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and the FA Level 1 Intro to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

There are no pre-requisites to begin your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.

You will be introduced to:

  • The England DNA
  • The FA 4 Corner Model which will help you gain a better understanding of player long-term development
  • The FA Plan, Do, Review Model, helping you construct appropriate practices and sessions
  • A series of practical coaching ideas, giving you the ability to recognise the various ingredients that make up safe and engaging practices


Workshop 1&2:  Friday 14th June 9am-17pm

Workshop 3&4:   Friday 21st June  9am-17pm

Workshop 5&6:   Friday 28th June  9am-17pm

Workshop 7:  Friday 5th July  9am-17pm

Workshop 8:
FA Safeguarding Workshop:  Saturday 29th June 9am-3pm
FA Intro to First Aid in Football:  Saturday 29th June 9am-3pm 

Oxford City Football Club
Marsh Lane

£100 (Student Rate) - voucher code 'STU' - IDENTIFICATION TO BE SHOWN AT 1ST SESSION

Please contact, tel. 01869 220890

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FA Level 1 - Club Coach

Course fee (includes all 8 workshops): £140 OR £100 Student Rate - Voucher Code 'STU' - Subject to ID check at first session
Workshop 1&2Friday 14th June 9.00-5.00pm
Workshop 3&4Friday 21st June 9.00-5.00pm
Workshop 5&6Friday 28th June 9.00-5.00pm
Workshop 7Friday 5th July 9.00-5.00pm
Workshop 8Saturday 29th June 9.00-5.00pm

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