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Coaching Football FA NVQ at Gateacre School

Course description

This course may be offered next year (subject to funding and interest). The teaching of the course would take place in the morning, while in the afternoon students would be on placements. Students enrolling on this course would probably not follow any other courses in the Sixth Form.

Course content

1. Football Association Certificate in Coaching Football Level 1

This qualification will highlight Emergency First Aid and Child Protection issues with certifications being awarded. The course will be the first step for a student to become a football coach. The course will show the learners good practice working with young players, several coaching sessions and games to deliver to young players, long term player development, laws of the game, the ability to deal with child protection issues that may arise, basic first aid procedures, carrying out risk assessments, working with different age ranges, planning and preparing coaching sessions, running a junior football club, planning football tournaments and creating a safe environment to work in.

2. Football Association Certificate in Coaching Football Level 2

This qualification will take the learners to the next stage of coaching young players. This course will cover coaching the technical aspects of football to young players and the learners will be shown how to improve the technical ability of young players. This course is broken down into individual modules:

  • Principles of attack; Creating / exploiting space.
  • Passing; short and long distance.
  • Support Play; including receiving priorities. Forward runs without the ball.
  • Ball control; First touch.
  • Running with the ball.
  • Dribbling
  • Turning
  • Heading
  • Finishing; ABC’s
  • Principles of defence; Denying / restricting space.
  • Defending when organised
  • Defending when outnumbered
  • Recovery runs
  • Heading
  • GK; Handling, shot stopping, dealing with crosses?
  • Technique: Unopposed practice with emphasis on development of game technique. Challenges may be introduced in the form of increased or decreased time, area, target or degree of difficulty.
  • Skill: Opposed with emphasis on developing bond of technique and decision making. Objectives for all players derived from technical theme being practiced.

3. NVQ Level 2 Coaching, Teaching and Instruction (Football Association)

The majority of this qualification will be practically based and continual assessment will be taken place when the learners are on the placement with Little League Sports coaching children and young people. Several of the topics covered on the FA Level 2 will be used as underpinning knowledge for this qualification.

Students will be placed on several locations in the community. In particular local primary feeder schools will be the focus of a large proportion of the coaching hours the students need to have. Sixth Form students will be acting as positive male and female role models working in particular with year six pupils. The programme will help ease the transition for year six pupils moving into senior school from surrounding community feeder schools.

Students will be providing structured activities under the supervision of Little League Sports staff during Physical Education lessons as well as break and lunch times. Extra supervision around break and lunch times will help combat issues such as bullying and also assist in raising the levels of participation in school playgrounds.

Little League Sports also have strong links with several junior football leagues in the city. Opportunities are available for students to experience running their very own football team alongside experienced coaches and managers of many charter standard clubs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateacre School directly.

Last updated date: 25 June 2015

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