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Begin your coaching journey with London FA.

Coaching can be one of the most rewarding roles in football.

Ask any footballer who they rank as the most important influence on their career and almost all will make reference to a coach, past or present.

Our Coach Education Team here at London FA are committed to ensuring that support is available not only for existing coaches but also for every aspiring coach in the county.

So if you think you're up to the challenge of inspiring, developing and motivating players to play the game we all love, then perhaps it's time to become an FA qualified coach!

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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
  • Getting a good work out...and becoming a good role model
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • A chance to meet and make new friends

100 FC

In line with the FA’s national strategy for women’s and girls’ football - which aims to double participation by 2020 - we are leading the drive regionally, with a three-year project to recruit and train 100 new female coaches per year through a funded coaching pathway.


From your first steps to the elite level qualifications, explore the journey from grassroots to professional coaching.

FA Learning courses range from the basic entry level qualifications such as the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football to more advanced levels such as the UEFA A and Pro Licences, or the FA Youth Award courses.

There are also courses which deal with more specialist areas of football education, such as Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers or Coaching Disabled Footballers.

The courses we offer are packed with expert knowledge and cover all areas of coach development across all formats of the game.


If you cannot find an answer to your question in our FAQs, your answer may be available on The FA's website. Click here to find out.

The FA accept a number of overseas coaching qualifications that either equate to, or act as a pre-requisite for, an FA qualification. For a full list of overseas qualifications that are accepted please click here.

In order to book onto a London FA course you will need a Football Association Number (FAN) - this is your ID. To create a FAN, click here, or to retrieve a FAN, click here.

Click here to view London FA's Terms & Conditions for courses.

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

No, the Level 2 and UEFA B are designed to be taken by local coaches who actively coach in the county. Non UK applications are not acceptable.

The level 1 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' Click here to access it.



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