FA Level 1

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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?

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

The next available courses are as follows: 

November 2014        
Session Day Date Time (24 hr) Location
Intro / Theory 1 Thursday 13-Nov-14 18:30-21:30 Netherhall
Theory/Practical Saturday 15-Nov-14 09:00 - 18:00 Netherhall
Theory/Practical Sunday 16-Nov-14 09:00 - 18:00 Netherhall
Emergency Aid 1 Tuesday 18-Nov-14 18:30-21:30 Netherhall
Safeguarding Children Wednesday 19-Nov-14 18:30-21:30 Netherhall
Emergency Aid 2 Thursday 20-Nov-14 18:30-21:30 Netherhall
Assessment Sunday 23-Nov-14 09:00 - 18:00 Netherhall

January 2015        
Session Day Date Time (24 hr) Location
Intro / Theory 1 Thursday 22-Jan-15 18:30-21:30 Cambs FA
Theory/Practical Saturday 24-Jan-15 09:00 - 18:00 Cambs FA
Theory/Practical Sunday 25-Jan-15 09:00 - 18:00 Cambs FA
Emergency Aid 1 Tuesday 27-Jan-15 18:30-21:30 Cambs FA
Safeguarding Children Wednesday 28-Jan-15 18:30-21:30 Cambs FA
Emergency Aid 2 Thursday 29-Jan-15 18:30-21:30 Cambs FA
Assessment Sunday 01-Feb-15 09:00 - 18:00 Cambs FA

February 2015        
Session Day Date Time (24 hr) Location
Intro / Theory 1 Thursday 05-Feb-15 18:30-21:30 Sawston
Theory/Practical Saturday 07-Feb-15 09:00 - 18:00 Sawston
Theory/Practical Sunday 08-Feb-15 09:00 - 18:00 Sawston
Emergency Aid 1 Tuesday 10-Feb-15 18:30-21:30 Sawston
Safeguarding Children Wednesday 11-Feb-15 18:30-21:30 Sawston
Emergency Aid 2 Thursday 12-Feb-15 18:30-21:30 Sawston
Assessment Sunday 15-Feb-15 09:00 - 18:00 Sawston

March 2015        
Session Day Date Time (24 hr) Location
Intro / Theory 1 Thursday 12-Mar-15 18:30-21:30 Witchford
Theory/Practical Saturday 14-Mar-15 09:00 - 18:00 Witchford
Theory/Practical Sunday 15-Mar-15 09:00 - 18:00 Witchford
Emergency Aid 1 Tuesday 17-Mar-15 18:30-21:30 Witchford
Safeguarding Children Wednesday 18-Mar-15 18:30-21:30 Witchford
Emergency Aid 2 Thursday 19-Mar-15 18:30-21:30 Witchford
Assessment Sunday 22-Mar-15 09:00 - 18:00 Witchford

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

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