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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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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.

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Jess Guest

Jess Guest

Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess

As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.

Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.

Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.

In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.

Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.

 


Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.


 

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