We'll provide you with the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football, including how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate football coaching sessions for players of all ages. The qualification is composed of eight mandatory units giving you 20 credits.

Our course is recognized as the industry standard level 2 qualification for coaching football by the national governing body for football in England, The Football Association. The FA is also the professional body for football coaches, providing services and support to those who hold this and other football qualifications.

We have the support of a range of employers - including the football associations, clubs, schools, and colleges - as the sole qualification for those looking to progress their career in coaching football. The qualification is also endorsed by the lead agency for coaching, sports coach UK, as meeting its UKCC criteria.

Our course is designed to prepare coaches for employment in paid or voluntary roles as a football coach in local amateur junior/senior clubs, FA Charter Standard clubs and schools, local authority community football schemes and Football in the Community Schemes.

These courses are held within the Academy of Sports facilities at London South Bank University and at nearby outdoor venues for the practical elements.

Entry requirements

You must have completed the Level 1 Award in Coaching Football and you need to be at least 16 years of age. You will also need to have completed The FA Learning Online ‘Laws of the Game’ Module and, usually provided as part of the programme of learning, to hold an FA Emergency Aid Certificate and have attended The FA workshop ‘Safeguarding Children in Football’ (learners under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete an alternative to the workshop).

Fees and funding

Please contact the Academy of Sport for a price.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

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Last updated June 4, 2018
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