Get into Coaching

 Inspire the next generation

Whether you're a beginner looking to make casual inroads into football coaching, a volunteer who'd like to convert your expertise into more formal qualifications or a forward-thinking individual with ambitions to move up the ladder, we're on-hand to advise you all the way.

We're dedicated to attracting new coaches into the game with courses and workshops. We provide resources, promote volunteer opportunities and point you in the right direction if you're looking up the coaching pathway as a career. 

Shape and refine your coaching philosophy

FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

Take Your First Steps 

The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football is the first stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age. 

The FA Level 1 Award is the first step towards becoming a recognised football coach.

coaching resources

England DNA Foundation Phase

The FA have put together an online resource to help guide all coaches in the development of our young players. Hive learning is packed full of useful information and practical session plans

  • Online coaching community
  • Free coaching resources
  • Expert support and knowledge

reasons to coach

Have you ever fancied yourself as a football coach? Think you could develop and motivate players? Coaching provides a range of benefits, including:

  • A way to give back to the game and local community
  • Learning and re-learning leadership lessons
  • Becoming a good role model
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • A chance to meet and make new friends

answers to your frequently asked coaching questions


Firstly, please download Google Chrome to support the e-Learning function. And then:

Please email your Name, FAN or Date of Birth, course and the date you attended to