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Coach Mentoring in Football

Coach Mentoring in Football

Mentoring has been identified as a core principle of sports coaching education. Mentoring is a tool that can support the development of knowledge, skill and delivery of practitioners. With the integration of the FAW Coach Education qualifications within the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist programme, this provides an opportune and multi-beneficial opportunity for students to develop mentoring skills by supporting their peers. This, in turn, will benefit them within future employment. The course will help provide the skillset and ability to support coaches within the applied environment. In turn, this will benefit the overall delivery of the coaches and subsequently help develop the performance of the players.

What you will study

Within the module, students will explore the theoretical principles within coach mentoring practice, communication and feedback as a mentor and also when to challenge or support coaches. 

You will:

  • Develop the application of mentoring within your own coaching environment.
  • Obtain CV building skills that would benefit a multitude of roles within the football environment.
  • Improve your own confidence as a mentor and develop the competence of coaches around you. 


  • Oral Assessment:The student will be presented with a hypothetical applied football coaching scenario with supporting material. The scenario will highlight: The topic of the session, The age and number of players involved, The level of performance, The experience of the coach (current qualifications etc.)The student will then utilise contemporary research and theory to discuss how they would act as a mentor within the scenario, drawing upon concepts and principles discussed within the module.
  • Essay: During the course, the students will apply the theoretical practice within their own environment. The essay will describe the student’s mentoring practical experience, linking the theory to their own practice and highlighting their own strengths and areas of development for future practical application.

Course start dates

Face to Face contact days –

  • 27th Feb 10-12.30
  • 13th March 10-12.30
  • 27th March 10.30-12.30
  • 10th April 10-12.30
  • 24th April 10-12.30

Distance Learning days –

  • 6th March 10-12.30
  • 20th March 10-12.30
  • 3rd April 10-12.30
  • 17th April 10-12.30
  • 1st May 10.12.30

Please note that both face-to-face contact days and distance learning days are required for this course.

Entry Requirements

Individuals will require a minimum of the Level 1 Football Leaders Award qualification or equivalent. The course will require applicants to be current and active coaches as they will be required to complete learning logs within their own coaching/club environment. 


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