Wednesday 17 Jul
Updated Wednesday 17 Jul 11:08

Book your place on an FA Level 1 Coaching Courses with the Foundation

West Ham United Foundation has announced their first FA Level 1 Coach Education course dates of the season.

Starting on Saturday 3 August, this course allows participants to begin their coaching career and is open for anyone aged 16 and over.

The Coach Education course provides an introduction to coaching football as well how to work better with players aged over seven. The course is made up of five days full of face-to-face workshops, which equates to 33 hours of guided learning, as well as three online eLearning modules. 

Rashid Abba is Employment and Coach Education Manager at the West Ham United Foundation, as well as being the Coach Tutor, and spoke about the opportunities of the course.

“FA Level 1 in Coaching Football is the first step on the pathway," he explained. "It’s an introduction to coaching football and is invaluable for anybody looking to kick start their career.”

As a participant, you will be guided through topics including:

  • Qualities of a coach
  • Technical components of the game
  • Principles of play
  • The FA Four Corner development model 
  • How to use the Plan, Do, Review model
  • A series of practical coaching ideas

Korede Akintunde completed the course earlier this year and spoke fondly about his experience.

“On the course I met a lot of new people and they made me feel welcomed. I learnt a lot about football, and it made me feel more prepared and more like a coach.”

If you would like to take part in the FA Level 1 course this summer, you can book on at, or for more information email