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)

Price: £300 (£250 Charter Standard)

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

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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


  • 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

Available Dates

Start Date
£300 / £250 Charter Standard Cost - Promotional Code SOML2CS2019
Block 1 Day 1
Saturday 12th October - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 1 Day 2
Sunday 13th October - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 1 Day 3
Saturday 19th October - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 1 Day 4
Sunday 20th October - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 2 Day 1
Saturday 30th November - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 2 Day 2
Sunday 1st December - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 2 Day 3
Sunday 8th December - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 3 Day 1
Saturday 18th January - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 3 Day 2
Sunday 19th January - 09:00 - 17:00
Block 3 Day 3
Saturday 25th January - 09:00 - 17:00
Chris Whalley
Selwood Academy
Berkley Road
BA11 2EF
Megan Buller
01458 832359 Opt 2

Please make sure that you can attend each and every scheduled course date ahead of making your booking. It is mandatory that you attend all dates to complete this coaching course.

If you are aged 16 to 19, in full time education, or have not been a resident in the EU for the last 3 years - please contact Megan Buller prior to booking onto the course.