FA Level 1 *NEW DATES*


FA Level 1 Award in Coaching

1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF) (3D)

Raynes Park Leisure, Raynes Park High School, Bushey Road, London SW20 0JL

Practical & Theory:

November 11th, 18th 25th, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Emergency Aid

November 12th, 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Safeguarding Children

November 19th, 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Cost  £140.00 Cheques made payable to CM Coaching Solutions

Course Information:

  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Course Duration: Maximum 30 hours
  • Course Prerequisites: None
  • Course aims and objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for young players. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players and/or teams.

Course Content:

Theory: The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:

  • An introduction to the FA’s Long Term Player Development Model
  • Planning Coaching Sessions
  • Player and Coach development
  • Football Club Administration
  • Respect
  • Laws of the Game

The course will also provide the following for candidates:

  • FA Emergency Aid (included in the course programme)
  • FA Safeguarding Children in Football (included in the course programme)

Practical: Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:

  • Warm up and cool down game related activities
  • Passing and control
  • Turning with the ball
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Heading
  • Goalkeeping
  • Individual Attacking
  • Individual Defending
  • Small sided games

Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning. (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award)

Assessment: Assessment is via successful completion of:

  • All pre-requisites (First Aid/Safeguarding Children)
  • All portfolio tasks
  • Delivery of a 20 minute practical coaching activity based on a specific skill and age group, which demonstrates safe practice, organisation, enjoyment and progression to meet the needs of the players.

Re-assessment: Candidates can be reassessed within a 12 month period from registration on the course.

Refresher: Every 3 years as specified in the FAL Level 1 CPD and Refresher Policy.

Suggested additional learning opportunities:

  • Age Appropriate Coaching – Introductory Module
  • FA Youth Award Module 1 – Developing the Environment
  • Education Modules (selection of eight)

Equality: CM Coaching Solutions will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. CM Coaching Solutions will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.