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FA Football, Fitness and Coaching Programme Level 2 and Level 3 at The Dukeries Academy

Course description

1st4sport FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football:

Awarded in Partnership with The FA, the new Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (L1ACF) is the first step towards becoming a recognised football coach. This Level 1 vocationally related qualification, provides students with an opportunity to study and be assessed in both practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football.

1st4sport FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football:

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football (L2CCF) is a vocationally related qualification that provides students with an opportunity to study and be assessed for both practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football.

Emergency Aid Workshop:

This Course offers basic advice on how to preserve life, limit the effects of an injury and promote recovery.

Safeguarding Workshop:

The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop is designed to share correct practice, and offer students the opportunity to understand policies and procedures that will benefit every Football Club.

NVQ Level 2/Activity Leadership (Principles in Coaching Sport):

On this course, students learn the background and theory of coaching at a variety of levels, from children to adults and including those people with a variety of disabilities. They will analyse a full range of skills from planning and preparing sessions to include technical aspects of football, goal keeping, passing, dribbling, shooting and defending principles.

Entry requirements

5 higher grade passes at GCSE or equivalent. A keen interest in football and leadership is essential, ideally someone who has shown an interest in sport throughout their school life. An excellent record of attendance. Somebody who has studied GCSE P.E. or Sports Studies.


This will be on going throughout the course. It will be based on practical coaching skills and theoretical knowledge. This will then be assessed through assignments.

Future opportunities

  • Football scholarships at universities offering courses in management
  • Coaching opportunities abroad eg USA
  • Sports physiotherapy courses are available at the FA medical centre
  • Leads into PE teaching qualifications
  • Level 3 coaching certificate in Football

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Dukeries Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years