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Coaching in Education

Teaching football


Football plays an important role within schools, colleges and universities. From the first day at school until the last day at university.

Hampshire FA offer programmes, initiatives and schemes to provide teachers and coaches at every stage of education the tools to inspire new generations to love the game.


FA Skills Programme

The FA Skills programme works in over 2500 primary schools each year, providing lessons for the children against the requirements of the PE National Curriculum and supports teachers’ professional learning.

As well as helping to develop the technique, ball skills and confidence of children in primary schools, The FA Skills coaches aim to pass on invaluable lesson ideas and guidance on the delivery of football to the pupils’ teachers.

If your school hasn't had a chance to work with The FA Skills programme yet, please send us an email at Kieran.Fox@TheFA.Com


Football Coaching CPD For Teachers

Hampshire FA offers teachers across all stages of education the chance to continue their coaching journey with CPD opportunities throughout the season.

CPD topics include:

  • Principles of teaching football
  • Teaching football in the new National Curriculum
  • Developing Cross Curriculum links through football
  • Inclusion and differentiation through football
  • Running the School Team

Junior Football Leader Award For Students

The FA Junior Football Leaders Award provides a basic introduction to leadership skills required when involved in football for those under the age of 16.

The course will primarily introduce 4 areas:

  • Assisting football activity sessions
  • An introduction to refereeing
  • Helping with a team
  • Managing football events

Get in touch today if you want to run a Hampshire FA Junior Football Leaders Award at your school!

The FA Primary Teacher's Award

The FA Primary Teachers Award is a FREE course designed for any practicing or aspiring primary school teacher and it has been hugely successful in developing teachers’ confidence to deliver high quality PE.

The course presents ideas for lessons using games based around movement skills for 5–11 year olds and the basic principles of invasion games. The tutors show how differentiation and assessment for learning can be embedded in PE lessons and also give guidance to those teachers who might run a school team.

The course is applicable for those who wish to build on their existing knowledge and those with little confidence of PE or invasion games. The 6 hour course can be delivered in one day or across two 3 hours sessions.

Throughout the course, the tutors will also explain the importance of high quality PE in schools in order to develop confidence, self-esteem and belief amongst children and also the benefits of PE in raising academic achievement across other school subjects.

Candidates will gain a resource booklet and a recognised FA qualification on completion.

At the end of the course the learner will:

  • Have a greater awareness of the contribution of invasion games have to KS1 & 2 PE purpose of study
  • Understand The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy (England DNA)
  • Understand how to set up an organised football or invasion game activity session
  • Understand how to organise basic FUNdamental games to help develop Physical Literacy
  • Have an understanding of how to modify practices to manage difference
  • Understand how to set up 4v4 games for young players

Have an understanding of how to further their knowledge and understanding of association football through attending relevant courses
For Universities, Schools or Partnerships wishing to host the delivery of an FA PTA. The 6 hour course can be delivered in one day or across two 3 hours sessions. Although it is completely free, you would need to find a suitable venue (ideally a sports hall) to host the course. The majority of the delivery is practical and course numbers can be anything in excess of 12.

The course may be delivered to individual schools, individual school sports partnerships or within a cluster of SSP’s. For more information, please contact Lawrence Lok – or 07966894500


The FA Skills programme has it's own designated website which can be found here. The lead contact for The FA Skills programme in Hampshire is Adrian Penrose:

Hampshire FA can deliver Football Coaching CPD for teachers via the following ways:

The school or college can ask to host a private CPD for their internal teachers (min 12, uncapped depending on venue suitability) OR

The school or college can host a public CPD to include internal and external teachers. Hampshire FA will openly advertise the CPD to obtain the number of teachers required for the CPD to run. The private CPD will not be publicised. The public CPD is recommended if your school or college cannot obtain the 12 spaces.

  • A suitable venue to include (a grass, 3G or astro playing surface 60x40 yards).
  • A classroom with suitable learning facility
  • Car parking
  • Power source
  • A projector screen / white wall & projector (desirable)
  • Toilets

Yes; prior to certification learners are required to:

  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Be no older than 19 years of age

The course requires: 6 guided learning hours and 4 notional (voluntary work experience) learning hours

Schools can register their interest to host the FA Primary Teachers Award for their teachers. This is organised directly by The FA. Please contact Lawrence Lok at The FA for details on how to set this up: or call: 07966 894500

Please contact the Hampshire FA Education Officer, Alice Weaving: who will be able to provide you with the details.