FA Level 1

This course provides an introduction to the organisation and safe delivery of enjoyable football sessions for young players and is the first step to becoming a recognised football coach.

The Level 1 Award in Coaching Football is ideal for anyone wanting to further their knowledge and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Whilst the Level 1 is applicable to all age groups, it is specific to those working with players aged 5 – 16 years old. Students and Young Leaders will also find this a very useful stepping stone to vocational courses relating to football such as, sports therapy, administration and refereeing.

This course is a maximum of 32 hours, split into practical and theory sessions:

  • 8 Hours Practical
  • 8 Hours Theory
  • 3 Hours FA Safeguarding Children in Football
  • 3 hours FA Emergency First Aid
  • 8 hours Assessment (including a 15 minute practical assessment)

The course will introduce some key aspects including:

  • Player and coach development
  • The FA's Respect Programme
  • Laws of the Game
  • An introduction to the FA's Long Term Player Development Model
  • An introduction to Football for All

This qualification will provide you with the tools to coach young players.
Course Pre-requisites
Prior to certification, candidates are required to:
Be at least 16 years of age
Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate
Have attended The FA Safeguarding Children in Football Workshop (candidates under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete the FA Child Protection Distance learning Module 'Safeguarding Children in Football – A Guide')

How much does this course cost?

£130 - Full Price
£120 - Cambridgeshire FA Charter Standard Clubs

Please Note:

*As of April 1st 2014 the following price increase will come into effect:

£125 - Cambridgeshire Charter Standard Clubs
£140 – Non Charter Standard price

The next available courses are as follows: 

May 2014        
Session Day Date Time (24 hr) Location
Intro / Theory 1 Thursday 08-May-14 18:30-21:30 Swavesey
Theory/Practical Saturday 10-May-14 09:00 - 18:00 Swavesey
Theory/Practical Sunday 11-May-14 09:00 - 18:00 Swavesey
Emergency Aid 1 Tuesday 13-May-14 18:30-21:30 Swavesey
Safeguarding Children Wednesday 14-May-14 18:30-21:30 Swavesey
Emergency Aid 2 Thursday 15-May-14 18:30-21:30 Swavesey
Assessment Sunday 18-May-14 09:00 - 18:00 Swavesey

June 2014        
Session Day Date Time (24 hr) Location
Intro / Theory 1 Thursday 05-Jun-14 18:30-21:30 Witchford VC
Theory/Practical Saturday 07-Jun-14 09:00 - 18:00 Witchford VC
Theory/Practical Sunday 08-Jun-14 09:00 - 18:00 Witchford VC
Emergency Aid 1 Tuesday 10-Jun-14 18:30-21:30 Witchford VC
Safeguarding Children Wednesday 11-Jun-14 18:30-21:30 Witchford VC
Emergency Aid 2 Thursday 12-Jun-14 18:30-21:30 Witchford VC
Assessment Sunday 15-Jun-14 09:00 - 18:00 Witchford VC

Please Note: You are only required to attend one Emergency Aid session.


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