The FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course

This course teaches coaches to apply coaching skills to meet the needs of players with different impairments. The course establishes basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers, using appropriate terminology. Coaches are also advised on appropriate medical and safety considerations.

Course Aims & Objectives

The course is designed to give football coaches and teachers ideas and practices for the inclusion of disabled players in football sessions whether in mainstream or impairment specific sessions.


Course Content


  • Apply and extend your existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of players with a range of impairments
  • Establish basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers
  • Use appropriate terminology
  • Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations
  • Plan a wide range of coaching sessions for disabled footballers
  • Using the Inclusion Spectrum, plan your coaching sessions to include disabled players or provide alternative appropriate opportunities
  • Understand the player pathways available for disabled players including the appropriate structure for competition


Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (however inability to participate will not prevent successful completion of the award).


Course Pre-requisites

1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football


Period of Registration

12 months


Course Duration

Six hours


Suggested Format

One day



Successful Completion

Attendance only