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School Teachers - FREE FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football course available this summer!

14 July 2015

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Up to 10 places are available for people who work in a school on a FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football course this summer.

Are you a Headteacher, teacher, TA or a volunteer at a school? Is your school based in Blackburn with Darwen or the surrounding boroughs? Would you like take your FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football Certificate with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust this summer for FREE?
Our Community Trust has been allocated funding from the Premier League for a school’s based sports programme called Premier League School Sport (PLSS). PLSS programme provides community trust staff the opportunity to deliver fun, high-quality, and age-appropriate PE and sport sessions in schools. They also provide a pathway into competitive football opportunities for those that want them.
The quality and sustainability of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s Premier League School Sport programme is critical to its success, therefore we have up to 10 places available for people who work in a school on a FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football course this summer.
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s Premier League School Sport legacy will see over 3,000 local school children participate in regular sports sessions over a two-year period, and 10 teachers who will continue to provide at schools, fun football coaching sessions by gaining a nationally recognised football coaching award.
Any teacher who completes the course will also receive for their school 10 hours of FREE PE sessions, delivered by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust coaches and a number of match tickets for a Blackburn Rovers home fixture in the 2015/16 SkyBet Championship.
If you are interested in enrolling on the course or your school to receive Premier League School Sport session or for further information, please contact Chris McGrail on 01254 508256 or email: These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football Course details:
Course to be delivered by the Lancashire FA

Venue: Burnley College
Address: Princess Way, Burnley, BB12 0AN

Saturday 15th August 2015 - 09:00am - 06:00pm


Tuesday 18th August 2015 - 06:00pm - 09:00pm


Saturday 22nd August 2015 - 09:00am - 06:00pm


Tuesday 25th August 2015 - 06:00pm - 09:00pm


Saturday 5th September  2015 - 09:00pm - 06:00pm
More information about the FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football course:

This course provides an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will introduce practical drills to develop players’ technical skills such as shooting, turning with the ball and heading. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players.

Course Aims & Objectives

To provide learners with an introduction to offering the principles/practice of safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of football to adults and young people, as an assistant normally under the supervision of a Level 2 qualified coach.

This certificate offers an opportunity for aspiring football coaches to be supported in developing their knowledge of how to effectively coach a local club or school team.

Course Content


The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:
  • Player and Coach development
  • The FA’s Respect Programme
  • Laws of the Game
  • An introduction to the FA's Long Term Player Development Model
  • An introduction to Football for All
The course will also provide (as separately organised workshops) the following for candidates:
  • FA Emergency Aid  
  • FA Safeguarding Children in Football

Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:
  • Warm up and cool down game related activities
  • Passing and control
  • Turning with the ball
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Heading
  • Goalkeeping
  • Individual Attacking
  • Individual Defending
  • Small sided games
Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (however inability to participate will not prevent successful completion of the award).

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to certification, candidates are required to:
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Hold as a minimum a current FA/Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Emergency Aid Certificate
  • Have attended The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (candidates under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete The FA Child Protection Distance Learning Module ‘Safeguarding Children in Football – A Guide’ as an alternative to the workshop).
The above pre-requisites, for those who do not already hold the appropriate evidence, will normally be provided by recognised centres as part of the learning programme.

Successful Completion

All pre-requisites are met along with completion of all workbook tasks. A 20 minute practical delivery assessment is required to complete and pass the course.

Re-assessment: Candidates can be reassessed within a 12 month period from registration

To book on the course or for further information, please contact Chris McGrail on 01254 508256 or email

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