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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 7

Hours: 12.00

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Tuition (£): 450.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Developed in partnership with FA Learning, the education arm of The Football Association, the Certificate in Coaching Football develops learners’ knowledge of how to plan, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in football effectively so that they can coach football to players of all ages.

The Certificate qualifies successful learners to lead football coaching sessions and to be employed as a football coach in local amateur junior/senior clubs, FA Charter Standard clubs and schools, local authority community football schemes and Football in the Community schemes.

For details about your nearest course, please contact us or visit the Derbyshire County FA website.

Entry requirements

Prior to certification, learners are required to:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • hold, as a minimum, a current emergency first aid certificate
  • have attended The FA workshop ‘Safeguarding Children in Football’ (learners under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete The FA Child Protection Distance Learning Module ‘Safeguarding Children in Football – A Guide’ as an alternative to the workshop)
  • have evidence of completion of The FA Learning Online ‘Laws of the Game’ module
  • hold the Award in Coaching Football

If you have not achieved these, your tutors will cover them as part of the course.

Course Content

There are three blocks of learning. Your entry point on the course will depend on your prior level of training. e.g. if you have previously completed an FA Youth Module 1, you will start the course in block 2.

Candidates need to have completed Youth Module 1 and Youth Module 2 prior to starting block 3, which is the Level 2 in Coaching Football Certificate.

The three blocks of learning are focussed around:

1. How we coach

2. How we support

3. How we play

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through content knowledge and practical delivery of coaching sessions.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no further costs involved.

What can I do after this course?

On completion of this course, you may wish to study the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or go on to study an FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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