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Irish FA National Coaching Certificate (NCC) - Formerly Level 1

Coaches who do NOT reside in Northern Ireland are NOT eligible for this course.

Course Entrance Requirements

Anyone over 16 years of age may apply.

The Irish FA National Coaching Certificate prepares you to facilitate and organise coaching sessions within the grassroots game.

The coaching award has been split into two aspects:

A) Coaching children and young people (5 - 12) under the supervision of a more qualified coach in the grassroots game in Northern Ireland.
B) Facilitating coaching sessions and supporting a more qualified coach within the coaching of adults in the grassroots game in Northern Ireland.

Course Outline

Understand your role as a coach and the importance of facilitation, organisation, safeguarding and health and safety.
- Key teaching principles when coaching children (5-12)
- Session design
- Coaching context
- Reflective practice
- Adult learning principles

The course has both theoretical and practical content which includes 24 guided learning hours with a tutor (3 practical days) and additional time spent completing the online tasks and uploading plans at home.

The course includes:

- Passing a practical assessment
- Completing and uploading 2x1 hour session plans online to the Irish FA e-learning platform one of which will be the session topic for assessment
- Attending the Football First Aid course
- Completing an Online Nutrition course
- Completing a Safeguarding course
- Completing the course feedback form

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor lectures and outdoor practical sessions on 3G /grass and should also bring writing materials. It is preferable that candidates bring a laptop / MacBook or tablet.

Candidates do not have to complete both modules to proceed to the UEFA C Diploma, however they will have to complete the NCC Youth aspect before proceeding to Irish FA/UEFA Youth Modules.

Class name Region Venue Date Time Cost    
Irish FA NCC The Hub Coleraine - Starts 10 January 2021 Causeway Coast and Glens The Hub, Ballysally 10/01/2021 - 24/01/2021 09:00 - 17:00 £220.00
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