FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

UEFA C Licence

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 16-20 weeks

Price: £410

Leading To: UEFA B Licence

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Please note: This course has replaced The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football, which has now been discontinued.

The UEFA C Licence is a qualification designed for coaches who are looking to develop their skills in helping players improve and fall in love with the game through practice and competition.   

Delivered through a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning, our expert Coach Developers will guide you through the course, supporting you as you tailor it to your players. The course will provide you with practical resources and signpost you to future learning to help you continue to develop as a coach.
The course will last for approximately 16-20 weeks, supporting the principles of spaced learning and giving you the opportunity to reflect and practice what you’ve learnt in real-time.

As places on this course are extremely limited, you must meet the following criteria to enrol:

  • • You must be actively coaching a group of players who regularly undertake training and play in organised or competitive fixtures. This is crucial, so you can be assessed on the key elements of the course and be eligible to complete the qualification.

  • • You must be coaching within the county where the course you’re enrolling on is taking place. Our Coach Developers will be required to travel to visit you during the course, so it’s important you’re within close travelling distance.

  •  You have completed Introduction to Coaching Football or The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football.

  • • You have valid Introduction to First Aid in Football (previously known as FA Emergency Aid) and Safeguarding Children Course (previously known as Safeguarding Children Workshop) qualifications. 

If you’re unable to secure a place on the UEFA C Licence but would like to continue developing your coaching skills, please visit the ‘CPD’ section of your local County FA website and keep an eye on The Boot Room and our Twitter for our latest session plans and resources. 



Here's how the course works:

You will attend six face-to-face course days as part of the UEFA C Licence, developing your skills as a coach and building knowledge that you can apply to your role. 
The delivery days are split into three modules, each lasting two days: 
-Understanding players and their game 
-Helping players love and learn football through practice 
-Helping players love and learn football through matchday.


One of our Coach Developers will support you in your own context and environment with your players, providing individual support and feedback that you can use to develop beyond the course.

Between course days, you will be supported with virtual peer and individual sessions with our Coach Developers ensuring effective progression and action planning.

Course prerequisites

To enrol on the UEFA C Licence, you must have completed Introduction to Coaching Football or The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football and have valid Introduction to First Aid in Football and Safeguarding Children qualifications.


Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Changes to coach Education

In November 2020 The FA Learning team confirmed several changes to coach education across the country.

Click below to find out the full details of the changes and the future of coach education.



Answers to the most frequently asked questions about 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.

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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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