Apply for a fully-funded place
Applications for fully-funded places on Introduction to Coaching Football are open. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants will be contacted from the week commencing 2 October 2023.
To support football truly being a game for all, we are offering 20% of all places on Introduction to Coaching Football free of charge as part of our Fully-Funded Places Programme.
Please note, if you are awarded a fully-funded place on Introduction to Coaching Football, you will also be awarded fully-funded places on our Introduction to First Aid in Football and Safeguarding Children Course. You must complete both of these courses before enrolling on Introduction to Coaching Football.
The Fully-Funded Places Programme has been developed to support coaches who may be facing barriers to getting involved. We want to create a more inclusive coaching workforce and have worked with a number of organisations to develop the criteria for the programme.
We welcome applications from coaches who fit into one or more of the following categories:
- Female coaches
- Coaches from ethnically diverse backgrounds
- Coaches from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds
- Coaches with disabilities
The programme also takes into consideration other relevant factors such as lived experience in care.
To find out more about our Fully-Funded Places Programme, please click here. To begin your application, please click the link below.*
*If you are applying for a fully-funded place on this course, please do not purchase a place on the course until you have received the outcome of your application, as we will not be able to process refunds once a purchase has been made.
About the course
Do you have a passion for wanting to develop players, help them understand more about the game and embrace a love for football? The Introduction to Coaching Football course is a great place to start.
Whether you are currently coaching a team or looking to get into coaching, this course will help you create a safe and fun football environment and deliver suitable practices and games for players.
The course blends live weekly webinars, e-learning, community support and a range of resources to provide you with the skills to coach players of all ages.
We will focus on the player, the game, and you as a coach. You will learn from our coach developers who will share their experiences and knowledge on weekly webinar broadcasts. You will also connect with like-minded people via our coaching community to explore and share your stories while gaining advice and support throughout the course.
To pass Introduction to Coaching Football, you will need to work through e-learning modules each week, as well as completing a short online assessment. The e-learning can be completed in stages in your own time and will take approximately four weeks. You will be given 12-months from your start date to complete the course. Check out the structure below to find out more about what's in store.
This course has replaced The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football.
If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here. If you are unable to access the Course Introduction after you book your place, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.