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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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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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