1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF)

Developed in partnership with FA Learning, the education arm of The Football Association (The FA), the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF) is the first qualification on the football coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of football. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist other, more qualified coaches in delivering football coaching sessions to players of all ages.

Course Cost


Blended Learning

  • Online Tasks Completed in own time
  • 2 Contact Learning Days when online tasks completed
  • 1 Assessment on course


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1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF)

Who should attend?

Anyone over 16 years of age, who is looking for an introduction to coaching football to grass-roots teams. As preparation for working with a junior football team, individuals looking to help their football club gain FA Charter Standard accreditation will be interested in taking this qualification. Parents of children playing football who would like to become more involved, sports centre staff, teachers, youth workers and volunteers would also find that this qualification supports their involvement in the sport. Students in further or higher education, studying sports-related coaching qualifications, should pursue this qualification as a valuable addition to their portfolio of coaching skills.


QCF Credit Value:

7 credits

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