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Level: 1

Location: Offsite

Years: 1

Weeks: 2

Hours: 24.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 175.00*

Concessions: 90.00***

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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:

  • hold, as a minimum, a current emergency first aid certificate
  • have attended the FA workshop ‘Safeguarding Children in Football’.   For those with proven experience and knowledge in this area, accreditation of prior learning (APL) may be offered.

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.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Understanding the Principles of Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Coaching Activities in Sport
  • Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Football Coaching Activities

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

The Award in Coaching Football is the first rung on the football coaching ladder. You may wish to progress to the following courses:

  • Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Award in Coaching Orienteering
  • Certificate in Fitness Instruction - Gym-based exercise

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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E. Wheeldon-Jones

E. Wheeldon-Jones

Former sports student Ellie prepares for coaching trip to Australia

Sports coach Ellie Wheeldon-Jones is planning to go to Australia to teach swimming after successfully completing a foundation degree course in sports coaching at Derby College. Ellie, who has always been sporty, would like to travel and take a break from studying before deciding whether or not to take a third-year top up degree course. Like her sister Sophie, who is now a personal trainer, and her boyfriend Mykylo, a semi-professional cricketer, Ellie initially took the BTEC sports sciences course at Derby College after leaving school following GCSEs.She then went on to take her foundation degree at Broomfield Hall and is currently working as a children's swimming coach as well as teaching tampolining to adults.

Ellie said: "One of the best things about the foundation degree course was the amount of one-to-one attention you receive. Our groups were small so the lecturers had more time to dedicate to you. It was hard work but I enjoyed it and felt very comfortable at Broomfield."
Ellie has participated in many sports including gymnastics, athletics and running during and since her schooldays. She has also swum at county level.

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