Apply for a fully funded England Football Learning 2023

Applications for fully-funded places on Introduction to Coaching Football are now open until 16 January 2023.

Do you have a passion for wanting to develop players, help them understand more about the game and embrace a love for football? The Introduction to Coaching Football course is a great place to start.

Whether you are currently coaching a team or looking to get into coaching, this course will help you create a safe, fun, and positive football environment.

The course blends live weekly webinars, e-learning, community support and a range of resources to provide you with the skills to coach players of all ages.

We will focus on the player, the game, and you as a coach.  You will learn from our coach developers who will share their experiences and knowledge on weekly webinar broadcasts. You will also connect with like-minded people via our coaching community to explore and share your stories while gaining advice and support throughout the course.

To pass Introduction to Coaching Football, you will need to work through e-learning modules, unlocking new ones each week, as well as completing a short online assessment. The e-learning can be completed in stages in your own time, and you will be given 12-months from your start date to complete the course. Check out the structure below to find out more about what’s in store.

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This course has replaced The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football.

To support football truly being a game for all, we are offering 20% of all places across our grassroots course provision as fully-funded.

Please note, the Safeguarding Children Course and Introduction to First Aid in Football will be available to complete as soon as you’ve booked your place on Introduction to Coaching Football. To access the two courses, you need to complete the Course Introduction. Upon completion of each course, the qualifications will show on your FAN within 2-3 days.

If you are unable to access the Course Introduction after you book your place, please contact us at

How To Apply?

We have worked with a number of organisations to develop the criteria for learner applications that gives consideration to:Current meansSocio-economic backgroundOther relevant factors such as lived experience in care and disability.

To find out more about our Fully-Funded Places Programme, please click here. To begin your application, please click the link below.*

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