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your first step

FA Playmaker

The FA Playmaker supported by BT is our new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. Your first step towards your coaching qualifications.

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your Second step

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

The first stepping-stone on The FA's core coaching pathway, this course introduces you to coaching football, working with players from U7 to open age and offers an insight into the English game - how it's played and how to support the development of future players.

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
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your THIRD STEP

THE FA LEVEL 2 IN COACHING FOOTBALL

The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football will help you to develop an understanding of yourself as a coach, your players and the game itself by developing game-like practices which incorporate decision-making while remaining enjoyable.

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your FOURTH STEP

FA LEVEL 3 (UEFA B) IN COACHING FOOTBALL 

The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football will help you develop your players by designing practices that encourage decision-making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.

UEFA B Prep

FAQS

Frequently asked questions about development and courses

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.

Yes, you can still take part but please let us know of any injuries before you start the course and give details of how you believe it will affect your participation on the course. This can be email to Paul.sharpe@middlesexfa.com.

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.

Get In Touch

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

By Email:

coaching@middlesexfa.com