Gain a free football coaching qualification
Budding young Jose Mourinho’s and Stuart Pearce’s have the chance to become qualified football coaches for free, in a new partnership between Severnside Housing and the Shropshire Football Association.
The partnership has been formed to offer young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to develop new skills, make new friends, keep active and gain a ‘1st4Sport’ Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (known as L1CCF).
The course includes sections on football skills, coaching skills, first aid and safeguarding children and will be run over five sessions in March, based at the Sundorne Sports Village in Shrewsbury. It is free for anyone living in a Severnside Housing property and transport to and from Sundorne is available.
It will be a mixture of practical and theory learning sessions, with a programme of assessments spread across the five sessions. Following completion of the course, attendees will receive formal feedback of their performance, along with an action plan for further development.
Edge Abboh, community development officer at Severnside Housing, said: “This is a great chance for young people to gain a qualification in football coaching. As well as developing skills and coaching techniques, the course looks at discipline, ethics and safety, and is the first rung on the FA’s football coaching ladder.
“The course is also ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to working with grass-roots football clubs or help young people develop their football skills correctly at a young age.
He added: “Severnside is committed to enhancing life chances for young people to help them get involved in education, employment, training and volunteering opportunities. This is a very important initiative for us as we are always looking at various ways of engaging with young people and how they can use their skills to benefit their local communities.”
Anyone interested in enrolling for this free course should contact Edge Abboh at Severnside Housing on 01743 285000 or 0845 234 2424.
The L1CCF is awarded by 1st4Sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with the Football Association (FA) and FA Learning. And is accredited at Level 1on the National Qualifications Framework.
The course dates are:
Friday 16 March 6pm – 10pm Course introduction / Theory
Saturday 17 March 9am – 5pm Coaching Theory / Practical
Monday 19 March 6.30pm – 9.30pm Safeguarding Children Workshop
Friday 23 March 6pm – 10pm Portfolio sign off / Emergency First Aid
Saturday 24 March 9am – 5pm Assessment / Candidate support
Jose Mourinho – began as a coach before becoming a manager
Stuart Pearce – Team GB football coach for London 2012 Olympics