The purpose of the new courses is to create a clear introduction to this pathway, that is aimed at people who want to coach as a volunteer at community club level or aspire to make football coaching a career.
Both Level 1 and Level 2 courses have evolved to help address the requirements of the modern game, and have been structured so coaches can enjoy a more flexible and personal learning experience.
Lasting up to four days, the majority of the Level 1 course is spent developing the required coaching skills on the pitch, with supportive tasks now available digitally.
Crucially, coaches will now also be able to enjoy structured one-to-one guidance, from Level 1 and beyond.
The new Level 2 course lasts 10 days over three different blocks of learning and has been re-shaped to better reflect what’s required to coach specifically within youth football. It combines content from the existing FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football, with elements of The FA Youth Award Modules 1 & 2. It has been put together with new content from The FA’s coach competency model.
Both qualifications have been modernised to help ensure there is a consistency in how coaching courses will be delivered at both the grassroots and elite end of the game – from Level 1 to Pro Licence – linking coaching modules to The FA’s England DNA philosophy. Anybody over 16 wanting to learn the basic skills of coaching football can apply.
Recognition of Prior Learning
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If you've read this document and still have questions about where you should enter the pathway click here for the RPL FAQs guide.