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 LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COACHING IN FOOTBALL (FA/1ST4SPORT) 

 
Onside Education is delighted to offer the 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football (in conjunction with the FA Association) the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football develops learners’ knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in football, ideally from the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football so that they can coach football to players of all ages. The Certificate qualifies successful learners to lead football-coaching sessions and be employed as a football coach in local amateur junior/senior clubs, FA Charter Standard clubs and schools, local authority community football schemes and Football in the Community Schemes Interested? Read on. 
 
 
 

COURSE SUMMARY: 

Commitment to this intensive course is key, and therefore, you must be available for ALL tuition and assessment dates, so check your diaries now! 
 
Awarded by 1st4Sport Qualifications and developed in partnership with The Football Association, our course will provide those with an on-going involvement in football with further development of their knowledge. The course will cover the effective planning, delivery and evaluation of football coaching sessions. 
 
Building on the skills learnt in the FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (a pre-requisite for this course), the Level 2 will provide coaches with a deeper understanding of the game and will introduce new themes such as approaches to different coaching styles and understanding players’ nutritional needs in performance and development. 
 
Who is the Qualification for? 
Anyone over 16 years of age who would like to develop and improve his or her football coaching skills. Individuals looking to help their football club gain FA Charter Standard accreditation will be interested in taking this qualification. Experienced players may decide that they wish to branch out from simply competing and put something back into the sport by undertaking a coaching qualification, enabling them to pass on the knowledge they have gained to those inexperienced in football. Students in further or higher education, studying sports-related coaching qualifications, should pursue this qualification as a valuable addition to their portfolio of coaching skills. Club coaches and schoolteachers would also find that this qualification is excellent in supporting their involvement in the sport by qualifying them to lead football coaching sessions. 
 
Requirement for FA Charter Standard accreditation 
The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football is used as part of the requirements for amateur football clubs and schools to achieve the appropriate FA Charter Standard accreditation, allowing learners access to full membership and the benefits of the FA Coaches Association (FACA). 
 
Developed in partnership with the experts 
The qualification has been developed in partnership with the Football Association. You can therefore be confident that this qualification is the very best Level 2 football coaching qualification available. 
 
 
 
 

COURSE STRUCTURE: 

An experienced and fully qualified Tutor/Assessor guides our course. 
 
The 1st4Sport Level 2 includes theoretical (classroom taught) and practical (coaching delivery) elements. 
 
The qualification is divided into the following components: 
 
Unit 1: How we coach football 
Unit 2: How we play football 
Unit 3: How we support football 
Unit 4: The future football player 
 
 
 
Theory – Planning & Preparation 
 
The theory part of your course coaching sessions is a crucial element of your role as a coach. To support your theoretical understanding, Onside Education will provide you with your own Personal Candidate Coaching Pack containing everything you need for the duration of the course and beyond. Your pack contents will include: 
 
FA Level 2 Coaching Handbook 
 
All course session and activity plan templates 
 
Internal and independent assessment tools 
 
 
Practical – Coaching Delivery 
 
You will play an active role in the coaching sessions delivered by your Assessor, and will also have the opportunity to coach your colleagues at points during the course, which will allow for your Assessor to feed back to individuals as well as the group as a whole. 
 
Your Final Assessment 
 
Please note: Your final assessment can only take place if you attend all practical course dates in full, have your coaching pack completely up to date and have all other final assessment pre-requisites to demonstrate. 
 
What you will receive 
 
• Bespoke 1-2-1 tutorials 
• Unique reading aids, and learning material 
Upon passing the course, you will receive a qualification (accredited by 1st4Sport): Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football 
 
 
 
 

COURSE SUMMARY: 

• Adults (16+) – £330* 
• Associated Clubs – £200* 
 
*Bare in mind that you will only receive your qualification once the whole course fee has been paid. 
 
 
 
 

REQUIREMENTS: 

You must be at least 16 years old or over 
 
You must hold the FA/1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football OR demonstrate significant coaching experience if not in receipt of this award) 
 
You must be in receipt of the FA Emergency Aid Certificate (dated within the last 3 years) 
 
You must be in receipt of the FA Safeguarding Children in Football Certificate (dated within the last 3 years) 
 
 
This course is open to anyone who meets the above criteria who wishes to further develop their coaching skills through a recognised coaching qualification. Typically, if you are a coach who has qualified at FA Level 1 or are an experienced player who is interested in branching out from simply competing to put something back into the sport, then this course will be ideal for you. 
 
The FA Level 2 qualification is also viewed commonly as the minimum requirement for budding coaches with aspirations to make coaching their profession. Those coaches wishing to progress to FA Level 3 (UEFA B) and beyond must have attained the Level 2 qualification – so let’s get started! 
 
 
 
 

COURSE FEES: 

• Coaching Local Football Clubs 
• Coaching at Schools 
• Coaching at Charity Events 
 
 
 
 

HOW DO I ENROL? 

Our course application form is attached below. Please complete it as fully as you can (to speed up your application) and email it to info@onsideedu.co.uk
 
Please also use this form if you have any questions, or pick up the phone and call our team on 01257 278 131