Q1. Where do I start in my coaching career?
A1. The first qualification on the coaching framework is the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. The course is delievered in 5 sessions (3 days, 2 evenings) and course content is as follows:
The course also includes Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Children Workshops (evening sessions); additional certification is awarded for these workshops. Following delivery of the syllabus candidates are assessed through the delivery of a 20 minute game on the final day of the course. Attendance is mandatory as all elements of the course must be completed in order for candidates to be certificated.
Q2. Is there a difference between Level 1 and Level 2?
A2. The Level 2 CCF builds quite considerably on Level 1 information. The course in total is 10 days structured with a 6 day initial training week, 2 support sessions and 2 independant assessment days. This is normally spread out over a period of between 4 and 6 months to give adequate time for candidates to gather information and practice their coaching prior to assessment. There are 15 tasks (practical and theoretical) with task 16 being the independant assessment, where candidates competence is determined following the delivery of a 35 minute coaching session. Candidates must show evidence of having completed a First Aid course and FA Safeguarding Children workshops (3 hour sessions). Please remember that First Aid and Safeguarding Children are only valid for 3 years and need to be kept in date.
Q5. Are the courses FA approved?
A5. We became an approved centre for the delivery of FA accredited courses from Level 1 & Level 2 in September 2004. We have exclusive status as a Premier League Club delivering FA Qualifications.
Q6. Why choose Bolton Wanderers FC?
A6. Candidates taking our qualifications have the opportunity for intensive support and mentoring. We have a vastly experienced tutor pool delivering qualifications and we provide candidates with Premier League resources and learning. Our reputation for delivering coaching courses is second to none making Bolton Wanderers leaders in the field of coach education.
Q7. Where can I take a course if I live outside of England?
A7. Candidates are very welcome to attend any of our courses providing they are sufficiently qualified to do so. We do not provide accommodation or transport but can recommend suitable accommodation within walking distance of course venues in most cases. Please be aware that all our courses are conducted and written in English.