Coaching in the capital! 
London FA are committed to the development of the counties coaches and have a number of initiatives in place to support this progression - running an extensive coach education programme.

Whether you are a player, coach, administrator, parent, teacher, volunteer, first-aider or part of a club or league there are opportunities to get involved, whatever your level of knowledge. London FA offer a number of courses throughout the year. To view the London FA Course Guide click the link below:


FA Level 1 in coaching football

fa level 2 in coaching football

all other available courses and workshops


1st4sport send out Level 1 and 2 certificates. You can call 1st4Sport on 0113 290 7610 or email them at

The Level 1 and 2 is sent out within 4-6 weeks from the date you completed all 8 modules of the course not just the last day you attended. Please note the onus is on the learner to complete their qualification once the guided learning hours and attendance is marked off.

Face-to-face sessions and Emergency First Aid. Both have LAUNCH COURSE next to them. They are course attendance of L1 and how we support IFAiF module.

1. Level 1 certificate in Coaching Football (the only certificate posted by 1st4sport)

2. The Safeguarding Children - How We Support

3. IFAiF (formerly known as Emergency Aid)

4. Introduction to Coaching

5. Respect for Coaches

6. Equality and Diversity

7. Plan, Do, Review

8. Long Term Player Development

1. Introduction to Coaching

2. Respect for Coaches

3. Equality and Diversity

4. Plan, Do, Review

5. Long Term Player Development

Actively coaching a team in the UK, complete the journal, submit a player profile project and have at least 2 'in situ visits' - visits from assessors to your club to assess your coaching ability. (Please note: Learners who live outside of the UK and not actively coaching a team are unable to take part in a Level 2. Videos of coaching sessions are not permitted as an alternative to tutor visits.) 

No one. Emergency Aid certificates are printed out by the Learner via the LMS site. Click here to access the How To Guide

No one. Safeguarding certificates are printed out by the Learner via the LMS site. Click here to access the How To Guide.

The module is called 'Safeguarding Children - How we Support'

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For coaching-related enquiries, course information and more, contact London FA's Coaching Education Coordinator Neil Fowkes.

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