Developed in partnership with FA Learning, the Award in Coaching Football is the first qualification on the football coaching ladder. By completing this award, you will be able to assist other more qualified coaches in delivering football coaching sessions to players of all ages.
The qualification provides you with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football. You will develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of football.
Courses run throughout the county at different times during the year. Check with the Derbyshire County FA for dates of your nearest course or contact us for details.
You should have a keen interest in coaching and an understanding of the sport. You need to be at least 16 years old and have good communication skills.
Prior to certification, you are required to:
If you do not already hold the appropriate evidence for these pre-requisites, Derby College assessors will cover them as part of the learning programme.
The course will cover:
You will be assessed through the completion of coaching sessions, including their planning, delivery and evaluation.
You will also complete an emergency first aid and safeguarding qualification as part of the programme.
You will be supplied with course handbooks, coaching notes and materials. You are expected to have suitable kit for coaching, including football boots or moulds, shin pads and rain jacket.
The Award in Coaching Football is the first rung on the football coaching ladder. You may wish to progress to the following courses:
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.
She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."