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.
Prior to certification, learners are required to:
If you have not achieved these, your tutors will cover them as part of the course.
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
You will be assessed through content knowledge and practical delivery of coaching sessions.
There are no further costs involved.
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.
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.