Development Activities Certificate
This six-hour course (1 day) is open to anyone working with players aged 12 to 18 years. The course comprises a practical session, together with two short video presentations, Youth Team Management and Physical Preparation.
Coaching Youth Footballers
This 12-hour course is designed to assist coaches with the planning, preparation, organisation and evaluation of their coaching sessions. Coaches should note that the course is mainly practical and will involve the coaching and demonstration of themes. The course will focus on coaching style and the use of differentiation, i.e. provision of practices to suit the wide range of abilities with the primary school age group. This approach is applied to different themes such as passing, dribbling, shooting etc.
The 12-hour Coaching in the Game Certificate looks at the knowledge and understanding required to help young players appreciate concepts such as width, depth and support within the small-sided game.
Basic Youth Award
This 30-hour course is designed for coaches working with youth players (12-18 years) and provides a recognised qualification for adults working in youth football. The course comprises three practical components; conducting a training session, shaping a team, and individual programme. This course is a pre-requisite for candidates wishing to enrol on the Level 5 Advanced Youth Licence.
Advanced Youth Licence
This 19-day course is designed for coaches working with youth players at the highest level. The practical components of the course consists of coaching practice in a variety of game situations including patterns of play, coaching in the game and developing a theme. The theoretical input concentrates on the physical, psychological, social and personal development of youth players.