Coaches

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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, our Coach Education Team are on-hand to advise you all the way.

Below is a list of the courses and workshops we offer at the Essex County FA. For more information, or to book online, please click here, or get in touch if you have any questions.

FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

FA Level 2: Block 1 (How We Coach) (to enrol on Block 1, you must hold: FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football)
FA Level 2: Block 2 (The Future Player/How We Support) (to enrol on Block 2, you must hold:
FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football and FA Youth Award Module 1 or FA Level 2 Block 1)
FA Level 2: Block 3 (How We Play) (to enrol on Block 3, you must hold: FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football, FA Youth Award Module 1 or FA Level 2 Block 1 and FA Youth Award Module 2 or FA Level 2 Block 2)

For clarification on the new FA Level 2 structure, please click here. Videos have been released by to promote the new courses. Click here for Level 1 and here for Level 2.

FA Youth Award Module 3 (Developing the Player)

FA Basic First Aid for Sport
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers
FA Emergency Aid
FA Coaching Futsal Level 1
FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award (Level 1)
FA Goalkeeping Coaching Certificate (Level 2)
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
FA Welfare Officers Workshop

For more information on the courses and workshops above, or to book online, please click here.

Once qualified, we recommend that coaches join the FA Licensed Coaches' Club. There you'll find plenty of free resources to help you along your coaching journey. In addition to all this, if you would like some handy tips, check out our Training Ground feature for some interesting session ideas.