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Level: 2

Location: Offsite

Years: 1

Weeks: 8

Hours: 12.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 425.00*

Concessions: 275.00***

Interview: N

Course Summary

Developed in partnership with FA Learning, the education arm of The Football Association, the Certificate in Coaching Football develops learners’ knowledge of how to plan, conduct and evaluate coaching sessions in football effectively so that they can coach football to players of all ages.

The Certificate qualifies successful learners to lead football coaching sessions and to 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.

For details about your nearest course, please contact us or visit the Derbyshire County FA website.

Entry requirements

Prior to certification, learners are required to:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • hold, as a minimum, a current emergency first aid certificate
  • have attended The FA workshop ‘Safeguarding Children in Football’ (learners under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete The FA Child Protection Distance Learning Module ‘Safeguarding Children in Football – A Guide’ as an alternative to the workshop)
  • have evidence of completion of The FA Learning Online ‘Laws of the Game’ Module.
  • Award in Coaching Football

If you have not achieved these, your tutors will cover them as part of the course.

Course Content

There are three blocks of learning. Your entry point on the course will depend on your prior level of training. e.g. if you have previously completed an FA Youth Module 1, you will start the course in block 2.

Candidates need to have completed Youth Module 1 and Youth Module 2 prior to starting block 3, which is the Level 2 in Coaching Football Certificate.

The three blocks of learning are focussed around:

1. How we coach

2. How we support

3. How we play

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through content knowledge and practical delivery of coaching sessions.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no further costs involved.

What can I do after this course?

On completion of this course, you may wish to study the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or go on to study an FA Level 3 (Uefa B) in Coaching Football.


* 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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