FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: ​145 hours (total qualification time) / 73 hours (guided learning)

Price: £410

Leading To: FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football

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This nationally recognised qualification will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA.

This nationally recognised qualification, awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications will take you on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping you to begin shaping or refining your own coaching philosophy.

The course is made up of 20 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into three blocks of learning (Block 1 – How We Coach, Block 2 – How We Support and The Future Player, Block 3 – How We Play). You will also receive up to two support visits between blocks to develop you in your own coaching environment.

- Course introduction, FA Level 1 review and consolidation

- Role of the coach / coaching philosophy

- The social corner

- Helping players learn

- Motivation

- Self esteem

- Practice spectrum

- Developing skill

- Course introduction, Block 1 review and consolidation

- Player potential

- Managing difference

- Developing behaviour

- Managing mistakes

- The physical corner

Course introduction, Block 1 & 2 review and consolidation

- In possession 1

- In possession 2

- Out of possession 1

- Out of possession 2

- Goalkeeping


Course Pre-requisites

Prior to registration, learners must:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have completed the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • hold an in date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) (previously known as FA Emergency Aid)
  • hold a current certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in Football


  • Develop an understanding of yourself as a coach, your players and the game itself
  • Develop game-like practices which incorporate decision-making while remaining enjoyable
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive football coaching sessions independently
  • Consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of players in your care

Available Dates

Start Date
Day 1
21/10/18 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 2
22/10/18 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 3
23/10/18 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 4
24/10/18 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 5
20/02/19 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 6
21/02/19 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 7
22/02/19 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 8
27/05/19 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 9
28/05/19 - 9.00 - 17.00
Day 10
29/05/19 - 9.00 - 17.00
Craig Nicholson & Ross McNeilly
Middlesex FA HQ
Rectory Park
Ruislip Road

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football 

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We would recommend that you ensure you can attend all dates listed on the course specification before booking onto it. Failure to attend all dates and times specified will result in non-qualification and you will need to book and pay (in full) to attend the course again in order to become fully certificated.
Yes. You must have access to a club or players to take this course.

Yes, a FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification is a pre-requisite for the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football. You will also need to hold a valid FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children in Football certificate.

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis and full payment is required when booking.

Please contact us directly if you wish to book places on a course for multiple coaches.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 020 8515 1929
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: coaching@middlesexfa.com

For anyone wanting to further develop their coaching this course will provide you with the tools and support to help you becoming a better coach and, in turn, produce higher quality coaching practices to benefit the players development.
- Middlesex FA Level 2 learner

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