Coach Education Pathway

Coach Education Pathway

The FA has announced revised Level 1 and Level 2 in Coaching Football courses

The new qualifications are now available and are designed to modernise the first steps of The FA’s coaching pathway.

The purpose of the new courses is to create a clear introduction to this pathway, that is aimed at people who want to coach as a volunteer at community club level or aspire to make football coaching a career.

Both Level 1 and Level 2 courses have evolved to help address the requirements of the modern game, and have been structured so coaches can enjoy a more flexible and personal learning experience.

Level 1 will consist of 8 workshops which are built around 4 key areas:

  • How we coach
  • How we support
  • Future player
  • How we play

The new Level 2 course lasts 10 days. Throughout the course candidates will cover three different blocks of learning which has been re-shaped to better reflect what’s required to coach specifically within youth football. The Level 2 course will follow the same key areas as the Level 1 course.

Both qualifications have been modernised to help ensure there is a consistency in how coaching courses will be delivered at both the grassroots and elite end of the game – from Level 1 to Pro Licence – linking coaching modules to The FA’s England DNA philosophy. Anybody over 16 wanting to learn the basic skills of coaching football can apply.

For any queries or to find and book onto a course, contact or call 01454 615888. Read more at

Additional Resources

Coach Education Pathway
Recognition of prior learning process
Coaching Pathway FAQs
2016-2017 Application Form

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