Learner Support FAQs

General

You should start with our new, free online entry-level FA Playmaker course. This is perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. You can access this course here.

You should have been contacted directly to discuss the next steps. If you have not received this communication, please contact coaching@middlesexfa.com quoting your FAN number and the start date and venue of your course.

Your FA Safeguarding Children qualification is valid for three years from the date of completing the qualification. If you have previously completed the three hour face to face FA Safeguarding Children workshop, you can renew this online free of charge. Please click here to renew.

If you have not previously attended the three hour workshop and wish to gain your qualification, then you can complete this via The FA’s Safeguarding Children workshop which will be available from April 2021.

In the interim, we would recommend you complete the FA’s free online Safeguarding for All module via the link below. Please note – this workshop is a basic overview of how to safeguard children and does not exempt you from taking the full workshop when it becomes available. You can access the Safeguarding for All module here.

Find out more about the changes to Coach Education here.

This course will be delivered directly by FA Education from April 2021. In the interim, we would recommend that all coaches look to complete the free online FA Concussion module and FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest module which can be accessed here.

Please note – that this will not exempt you from attending the FA First Aid qualification when it is available again and you will still need to renew this qualification when it is available again.

Find out more about the changes to Coach Education here.

The certificates for these courses are available electronically through FA Education. Please e-mail education@thefa.com including the date and venue of the course you attended and your FAN number.

fa INTRODUCTION TO COACHING FOOTBALL (LEVEL 1)

The provisions for this course will be controlled by The FA directly from April 2021. Prior to this time, the County FA will not be running any further face to face sessions.

You can read about the changes here. If you haven’t already, we would recommend completing The FA Playmaker; this is a new course for anyone who is interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. You can learn more about the course, and access it here.

Find out more about the changes to Coach Education here.

If you have attended up to a minimum of workshop 2 of your FA Level One Course in a face to face environment with Middlesex FA prior to December 2020 and are within your registration period, FA Education will assist you with completing the remainder of your course.

You should have received an e-mail from FA Education with details of how you can complete the remaining aspects of your course in a digital format. If you have not been contacted with details, please contact education@thefa.com .

If you have started a FA Level One course, you are given a two year registration period by 1st4sport to complete all aspects of the course, this includes all online modules. You must also have a valid FA First Aid & FA safeguarding Children qualification at the point of completion.

The FA Level One certificates are produced by 1st4sport directly and will be posted out. These usually follow 8 – 12 weeks from the date of completing all aspects of the course (including online modules). If you have not received your certificate after this timeframe, please contact 1st4sport on 0113 290 7610 or footballcoaching@1st4sportqualifications.com .

The FA Level 2 IN COACHING FOOTBALL

The provisions for this course will be controlled by The FA rather than County FA’s. Further details as to when this course will be available and how we can support you will follow in the near future. You can read about the changes here.

Please visit the coaches wanted page of our web site for the latest opportunities available within Middlesex.

FA Education will support you to complete Block Three of your FA Level Two in a digital format. FA Education will be in touch in the early part of 2021 to discuss your options. Please contact education@thefa.com for further details.

We are working to offer learners the opportunity to complete Block Two of your FA Level Two in a face to face environment when it is safe to do so. We will contact all learners to discuss options to complete Block Two.

Upon completion of Block Two, you will be eligible to complete Block Three of your FA Level Two in a digital format via FA Education.

If you have completed all aspects of your course, but need further in-situ, project or journal support to complete your qualification then get in touch with us at coaching@middlesexfa.com

Yes, learners can receive an extension to their registration period with 1st4sport if you have been unable to complete aspects of your FA Level Two course due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact coaching@middlesexfa.com to discuss your options.

If you have started a FA Level Two course, you are given a three year registration period by 1st4sport to complete all aspects of the course, have your journal & project signed off by your tutor, complete a minimum of two in-situ visits and demonstrate that you meet the course competencies.  Learners must have attended all days of the course. You must also have a valid FA First Aid & FA safeguarding Children qualification at the point of completion.

The FA Level Two certificates are produced by 1st4sport directly and will be posted out. These usually follow 8 – 12 weeks from the date of being signed off by your tutor and completing your action plan. If you have not received your certificate after this timeframe, please contact 1st4sport on 0113 290 7610 or footballcoaching@1st4sportqualifications.com

The FA LEVEL 3 IN COACHING FOOTBALL (UEFA B)

The provisions for this course will be controlled by The FA directly. Further details will follow in the near future as to how we can continue to support you in your journey towards the UEFA B. Please continue to review the following link of our web site.

If you have completed all aspects of your course, but need further in-situ, project or journal support to complete your qualification then get in touch with us at coaching@middlesexfa.com

Yes, learners can receive an extension to their registration period with 1st4sport if you have been unable to complete aspects of your FA UEFA B course due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact coaching@middlesexfa.com to discuss your options.

If you are a UEFA B learner with Middlesex FA, please contact coaching@middlesexfa.com to discuss your registration period.

Please be advised that in order to complete the UEFA B qualification you will need to have met the following criteria before tutor sign off:

  • Attended all four blocks of the course in full.
  • Received a minimum of three in-situ visits and be deemed by your course tutor that you have met the course competencies. Further in-situ visits will be required if the tutor deems that you have not met the course competencies after three visits.
  • Have a fully complete journal & project signed off by your course tutor.
  • Have a complete learner & tutor action plan at the point of sign off.
  • Completed the relevant online modules.
  • Have an in-date FA First Aid & FA Safeguarding Children qualification.

The FA UEFA B certificates are produced by FA Education directly and will be posted out. These usually follow 8 – 12 weeks from the date of being signed off by your tutor and completing your action plan. If you have not received your certificate after this timeframe, please contact education@thefa.com.