FA Level 2

in Coaching Football

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: ​145 hours (total qualification time) / 73 hours (guided learning)

Leading To: FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football

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About The Course

This nationally recognised qualification will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA.

This nationally recognised qualification, awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications will take you on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping you to begin shaping or refining your own coaching philosophy.

The course is made up of 20 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into three blocks of learning (Block 1 – How We Coach, Block 2 – How We Support and The Future Player, Block 3 – How We Play). You will also receive up to two support visits between blocks to develop you in your own coaching environment.

- Course introduction, FA Level 1 review and consolidation

- Role of the coach / coaching philosophy

- The social corner

- Helping players learn

- Motivation

- Self esteem

- Practice spectrum

- Developing skill

- Course introduction, Block 1 review and consolidation

- Player potential

- Managing difference

- Developing behaviour

- Managing mistakes

- The physical corner

Course introduction, Block 1 & 2 review and consolidation

- In possession 1

- In possession 2

- Out of possession 1

- Out of possession 2

- Goalkeeping

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to registration, learners must:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have completed the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • hold an in date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) (previously known as FA Emergency Aid)
  • hold a current certificate for The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop, The FA Safeguarding Children How We Support or The FA Online Safeguarding Children Recertification
  • regularly coaching a group of players in England who are aged u7+ and whom regularly play in organised/competitive fixtures in order to complete the assessed project and thus be eligible to complete the qualification

Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of yourself as a coach, your players and the game itself
  • Develop game-like practices which incorporate decision-making while remaining enjoyable
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive football coaching sessions independently
  • Consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of players in your care

WATCH: INside the fa level 2

FA county coach developer, Ronnie Reason, provides an insight into the course and what you can expect as an FA Level 2 learner. 

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Course availability near you

This course is organised and run by your local County FA, with dates set up throughout the season for you to choose from. 
 
To find available dates closest to you, please select a County FA from the list below. 

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course Frequently asked questions

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Contact your County FA in order to let them know you are interested in completing one of their courses so they can provide you with further support.


For The FA Level 2 and FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football courses you must book your place with the County FA that your club is affiliated to. This is to ensure appropriate in-situ support can be provided throughout the course.


For other courses you may be able to book with a different County FA. So if you live close to another county, have a look at their website to see if they have suitable dates.


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