FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

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

Price: 325.00

Leading To: FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football

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This nationally recognised qualification will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA.

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 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

- Course introduction, Block 1 review and consolidation

- Player potential

- Managing difference

- Developing behaviour

- Managing mistakes

- The physical corner

Course introduction, Block 1 & 2 review and consolidation

- In possession 1

- In possession 2

- Out of possession 1

- Out of possession 2

- Goalkeeping


Course Pre-requisites

Prior to registration, learners must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
  • Prior to registration at Block 2 – hold The FA Youth Award Module 1 OR have completed Level 2, Block 1
  • Prior to registration at Block 3 - hold The FA Youth Award Module 1 and 2 OR have completed The FA Level 2 Blocks 1 and 2
  • Must reside in England for the duration of the course and have regular access to a consistent team in order to complete their project and be able to successfully engage with the in-situ support visits (that must only take place in England)
*For a learner to complete the qualification and become certificated they must hold, as a minimum, a current FA Emergency Aid/IFAiF certificate and an FA Safeguarding Children/FA Safeguarding for Coaches certificate.


  • 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

Available Dates

Start Date
RAF Halton
HP22 5PG
Sheila Haining
01993 895559

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Please note:

Courses run by the RAF FA are for military personnel only.

Total price for this course is paid in x3 parts (£125.00 block 1, £100 block 2, £100 block 3).


Military personnel only.

Contact RAF FA HQ by email or telephone to request an application form.

Contact RAF FA HQ on Mil 95461 5559 Civ 01993 895559 to pay by card.

Yes - individuals may apply to use their Standard Learning Credits subject to meeting certain conditions.

Yes - all RAF FA courses are residential and transit accommodation will be provided on request.

This information will be provided in the Joining Instructions and will depend on which course you're attending.

Joining Instructions containing detailed information which is course specific will be issued on receipt of payment of the full course fee.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01993 895559
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: sheila.haining711@mod.gov.uk