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 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.