FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

Price: £240

Leading To: FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

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In spring 2021 a new Introduction to Coaching Football course is being launched to replace the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification.

This will be an online course designed to provide learners with an introduction to coaching the game. The course will be complemented by practical and face to face learning experiences delivered locally as part of our ongoing coach development offer.

Looking to start your coaching journey and want to find out more about the Introduction to Coaching Football? Register your interest now and we’ll contact you with further details about the course prior to registration opening.


Are you an FA Playmaker?

Before enrolling on the new Introduction to Coaching Football qualification, you need to complete the FA Playmaker course, supported by BT. This is a free online entry-level course and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. All you need is an FA account and a laptop, tablet or mobile device and you’re good to go. The course can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. Sign up to FA Playmaker today and complete the course, then you’ll be ready to go when the new Introduction to Coaching Football course launches.


If you are already an FA Playmaker there are lots of opportunities to continue learning while you wait for the new course to launch.

Coaching resources

The Resources section of the Boot Room contains a range of different learning resources to explore; from articles on emerging trends and latest best practice to webinars and inspirational interviews.

FA Learning YouTube channel

If you’re looking for new ideas for training, tips for match-day, or just some simple games and session ideas for the kids during lockdown, visit The FA Learning YouTube channel. We’ve put all our best sessions, top-tips and tutorials together in one place, so you can easily find new ways to inspire your players with coaching ideas, straight from the England camp. Everything is free to access, and everything comes with that official FA seal of approval. 


Course Pre-requisites

In order to begin The FA Introduction to Coaching Football, you must already have completed The FA Playmaker.


The FA Playmaker supported by BT is our new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up.

In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you’re good to go.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

Full Dates: Sat 29th Feb, 7th Mar, 14th Mar 9:30 - 17:30, Thurs 19th Mar 18:30 - 21:30

First Aid: Wed 4th March or Tues 10th March
Safeguarding Children: Tues 17th March

As of the start of the 2019/20 season we are VAT registered and now have to include VAT on all our education courses. This means there will be a slight increase in the cost of courses. Discounts are still available to Affiliated and CS clubs.

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Special Offer!

Discounts available for coaches from Herefordshire FA Affiliated clubs and Herefordshire FA Charter Standard Clubs 

HFA Affiliated Clubs: course cost £220.00
HFA CS Clubs: course cost £200.00 

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No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated. In special circumstances, when an attendee is unable to attend one of the workshops exceptions may be made. This is at Herefordshire FA and the tutors discretion.

Yes, the safeguarding course and emergency aid qualification are football specific so it is essential for all coaches and aspiring coaches to be certified and up to date with these qualifications. The FA also require a CRC to be submitted to themselves, even if you have had one for another job or voluntary role outside of football.

Get In Touch

Difficulty booking on? contact:

By Phone: 01432 342179
(8am - 4pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Paul.Cotton@HerefordshireFA.com