FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football


This nationally recognised qualification, awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications will take you on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping you to begin shaping or refining your own coaching philosophy.

The course is made up of 20 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into three blocks of learning (Block 1 – How We Coach, Block 2 – How We Support and The Future Player, Block 3 – How We Play). You will also receive up to two support visits between blocks to develop you in your own coaching environment.

Course overview

Duration: 145 hours (total qualification time) / 73 hours (guided learning)

Price: TBC

Minimum age: 16

Booking: To register on a course or for more information, please contact Football Development Officer Angus Mackay:

E: angus.mackay@guernseyfa.com
T: 01481 200443


Block 1 - How We Coach

  • Course introduction, FA Level 1 review and consolidation
  • Role of the coach / coaching philosophy
  • The social corner
  • Helping players learn
  • Motivation
  • Self esteem
  • Practice spectrum
  • Developing skill

Block 2 - The Future Player & How We Support

  • Course introduction, Block 1 review and consolidation
  • Player potential
  • Managing difference
  • Developing behaviour
  • Managing mistakes
  • The physical corner

Block 3 - How We Play

  • Course introduction, Block 1 & 2 review and consolidation
  • In possession 1
  • In possession 2
  • Out of possession 1
  • Out of possession 2
  • Goalkeeping



Prior to certification for the qualification, you are required to:

  • Have attended The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course, and hold the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate
  • Hold an in date completion certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in Football or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Workshop 



  • Develop an understanding of yourself as a coach, your players and the game itself
  • Develop game-like practices which incorporate decision-making while remaining enjoyable
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive football coaching sessions independently
  • Consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of players in your care