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1st4sport Level Two Award in Coaching Football


We'll provide you with the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football, including how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate football coaching sessions for players of all ages. The qualification is composed of eight mandatory units giving you 20 credits.

Our course is recognised as the industry standard level 2 qualification for coaching football by the national governing body for football in England, The Football Association. The FA is also the professional body for football coaches, providing services and support to those who hold this and other football qualifications.

We have the support of a range of employers - including the football associations, clubs, schools and colleges - as the sole qualification for those looking to progress their career in coaching football. The qualification is also endorsed by the lead agency for coaching, sports coach UK, as meeting its UKCC criteria.


Our course is designed to prepare coaches for employment in paid or voluntary roles as a football coach in local amateur junior/senior clubs, FA Charter Standard clubs and schools, local authority community football schemes and Football in the Community Schemes.

These courses are held within the Academy of Sport facilities at London South Bank University and at nearby outdoor venues for the practical elements.



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We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.



Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

You must have completed  the Level 1 Award in Coaching Football and you need to be  at least 16 years of age. You will also need to have completed The FA Learning Online ‘Laws of the Game’ Module and, usually provided as part of the programme of learning, to hold an FA Emergency Aid Certificate and have attended The FA workshop ‘Safeguarding Children in Football’ (learners under the age of 18 years are eligible to complete an alternative to the workshop).

How to apply

To book your place on the course, download and complete the booking form and return by email to

Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, your place will only be confirmed on receipt of full payment and completion of the application form.

Once you have returned the booking form, you can pay by card at our online store or come into the LSBU Sports Centre to pay in person.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Academy of Sport for price.

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All participants will be given details about the course prior to attending, including; the time, location and course structure of the day.

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Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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