Now accepting applications 
 This internationally recognised qualification develops the core principles of the England DNA that relate to – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player.


It will help you refine your own beliefs, values and coaching/playing philosophy while supporting you to develop your players, units and team.

You will be asked to look at the players you work with and explore how you can help develop them through designing practices that meet their technical and tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.   The course will also help you to understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.

It will help you to reflect on, realise the impact of, and justify the decisions you make, whilst encouraging a long-term view of player development that links to player performance.


Pre-requisites for Registration:

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

Must be at least 16 years of age

Be able to effectively communicate in English


Pre-requisites for Certification:

In date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football

In date FA Safeguarding Certificate

Full attendance

Successful completion of course project


Learning Programme:

4 Blocks of delivery (3 days, 2 days, 2 days, 2 days)

9 Days of delivery (split into 18 Workshops)

3 in-situ visits situated between Blocks 1-2, 2-3, 3-4

Please note that in-situ support visits must only be conducted face-to-face, in England


To be awarded the qualification you must:

Complete the pre-course e-learning module

Attend all four blocks of learning, inclusive of 18 face-to-face Workshops

Complete an 18 game project based around your own players and club environment - Please note that this is reduced to a 12 game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award

A 30 minute presentation of your project, which will include a Q&A session with tutors and colleagues


Apply now by clicking here and successful applicants will be contacted after the registration closing date of 18th July 2018.


For more information please contact Support@gloucestershirefa.com / 01454 615888 (Option 1)