FA Learning Coaching Pathway

There are essentially two differing routes to become a football coach – it just depends on what you want to be and where you want to go.

There is the traditional route of football coaching qualifications, which progresses from Level One, Two and UEFA B, building into the higher level UEFA A Licence and UEFA Pro Licence. The UEFA Pro Licence is the highest coaching qualification in the game, mandatory for all Premier League managers.

There is also the Youth Award pathway, which focuses on a child-centred approach to football coaching. The innovative new look at coaching will create coaches who have an understanding of children and young players as well as football.

Also available are the more specialist option courses, which the Gloucestershire FA offers, including courses focusing on coaching goalkeepers and disabled footballers.

The Courses that we will be running in 2015/16 include:

Coaching Courses
1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
The FA Goalkeeping Level 1
The FA Goalkeeping Certificate Level 2

Youth Coaching Qualifications
The FA Youth Award Module 1 – Developing the Environment
The FA Youth Award Module 2 – Developing the Practice

Additional Coaching Courses
The FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course
The FA Junior Football Leaders Award
Welfare Officers Workshop

The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
The FA Emergency First Aid 

Please note that spaces on the courses are limited, therefore early booking is advisable!

The latest courses can be found HERE.

Some courses are offered at a discounted rate for coaches who are currently involved with a Gloucestershire FA affiliated FA Charter Standard Club.

FA Learning National Coaching Courses

  • The FA Youth Award Module 3 - Developing The Player
  • The FA Advanced Youth Award
  • The FA UEFA B Licence
  • The FA UEFA A Licence
  • The FA UEFA Pro Licence
  • The FA Academy Managers Licence
  • The FA Elite Coaches' Award
  • The FA Goalkeeping B Licence
  • The FA Goalkeeping A Licence
  • The FA Developing Defenders
  • The FA Developing Midfielders
  • The FA Developing Forwards
  • The FA Coaching Futsal: Level 1

Details for FA Learning's National Courses can be found HERE.

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Booking Terms and Conditions

Places will only be reserved on receipt of an online booking and payment or completed application form and payment. Payment can be made by cash in person (please do not send cash through the post) and cheques made payable to Gloucestershire County Football Association.

Forms and payment must be sent to: Gloucestershire FA, Oaklands Park, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG. A receipt or VAT invoice can be provided upon request.

Once your place is confirmed you are required to give us 7 working days notice should you have to cancel your place in order to receive a refund or to transfer your place on to another GFA coaching course. Cancellations within 7 days from the start of the course will not be eligible for a refund, although may be considered in extenuating circumstances. All online cancellations will incur a transaction administration fee.

Please note that course prices, dates and venues may be subject to change during the year.

If you would like any further information on Coach Education Courses please contact on 01454 615888 (option 1) or Courses@GloucestershireFA.com

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