Developed in partnership with FA Learning, the Award in Coaching Football is the first qualification on the football coaching ladder. By completing this award, you will be able to assist other more qualified coaches in delivering football coaching sessions to players of all ages.
The qualification provides you with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football. You will develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of football.
Courses run throughout the county at different times during the year. Check with the Derbyshire County FA for dates of your nearest course.
You should have a keen interest in coaching and an understanding of the sport. You need to be at least 16 years old and have good communication skills.
You should also hold:
*Both these are modules making up the How We Support component of The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course.
The course will cover:
You will be assessed through the completion of coaching sessions, including their planning, delivery and evaluation.
You will also complete an emergency first aid and safeguarding qualification as part of the programme.
You will be supplied with course handbooks, coaching notes and materials. You are expected to have suitable kit for coaching, including football boots or moulds, shin pads and rain jacket.
The Award in Coaching Football is the first rung on the football coaching ladder. You may wish to progress to the following courses:
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Fitness apprentice Rosie Sharp said Derby College is "100 percent" behind turning her passion for gym training into a new career.
Rosie, 20, decided against going on to further studies after taking philosophy, psychology and law at A-level.
Instead she worked in sales at a sports magazine but eventually found the job was not really for her.
But Rosie has been keen on weight training from the age of 17, and when she found an apprentice job advertised online at B Physical in Ashbourne, she decided to go for it.
Despite having no directly relevant qualifications she managed to demonstrate her commitment to the gym environment and landed the role.
Rosie said she wasn't sporty at all at school and her mum just said "really...?", when she told her she was going to work in her a gym.
She said the college and B Physical worked closely together. She was visited once a week as part of her course.
Rosie has now passed Level 2 Personal Training and is considering going on to Level 3.
In addition, she said she had also taken a sports massage distance learning course and may take her career in that direction.
Derby College has been 100 per cent important for my career because without the qualification I couldn't do what I'm doing – I had no fitness qualifications before I came here.
The college and gym work well together, and it was all relevant to what I needed to learn. It's been really good.