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Course Entrance Requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age or over.

Course Outline: This coaching award is attendance based and will consist of theoretical and practical sessions. The award is at an introductory level and is designed to provide coaches with information and practical examples of how best to coach players with disabilities. There is no pre-requisite for this course although it is designed for coaches, teachers and volunteers already working or intending to work with disabled footballers.

Once booked on to the CDFA Level 1 course, you will have the opportunity to complete the online 'Irish FA Safeguarding Young Children in Sport' modules, which are included as part of your course fee.

The disabled groups in focus are learning disability, physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments. Course content includes safety considerations, communication, session planning, adapting sessions and practical working with players with disability.

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for an indoor practical session. Candidates should also bring writing materials.

The course is four hours in duration. Participants receive a certificate and coaching resources on completion.

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