The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Short Course

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Short Course

This course is the first stepping-stone on the coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 upwards. You will gain an insight into the game in England, how it is played and how you can coach to better support the development of future players.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 6 days - 43 hours (total qualification time) / 33 hours (guided learning)

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: See opposite

Entry Requirements:

Be at least 16 years of age.

Course Dates

  • Sunday 3rd November - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday 10th November - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 12th November - 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Sunday 17th November - 9.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 21st November - 6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Sunday 24th November - 9.00am - 12.30pm


ALL 6 dates must be completed.

Venue: UCLan Sports Arena

Course Content

The FA Level 1 in Coaching is for anyone interested in learning more about football coaching. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you to coach football at the grassroots level.

You will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing individual football coaching sessions and the foundation level of knowledge and skills developed through this qualification will enable you to create safe, fun and engaging coaching sessions through building, developing and extending a series of linked practices.

Learning Environment & Assessment

The coach tutors, assessors and verifiers are fully trained and accredited to deliver the best quality course and learning environment as is possible for each candidate.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including public and private sector providers, professional teams and clubs including Wigan Warriors RLFC, Preston North End FC and Preston City Council.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Cost: £170

How to Apply

Contact details

UCLan Sports Arena – 01772 761000
Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre – 01772 895400

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400