Cumberland FA Coaching

Inclusive FA Level 1 Course

First ever inclusive FA Level 1 Course in Cumberland now availble to book

Cumberland FA are delighted to announce that in 2020 we will be running an Inclusive FA Level 1 Course.

This course has been specifically designed to support aspiring coaches that have learning difficulties, forms of autism, and other special needs who may feel that mainstream courses are generally not accessible for them.

The course schedule although a little longer than usual is designed to deliver the content in shorter, more manageable workshops for learners.

The venue (University of Cumbria, Carlisle) has also been carefully selected to provide excellent access and indoor sports provision to ensure the correct environment is created for the course and learners.

James Reid (Football Development Officer) said We are delighted to have designed a course that we feel meets the needs of learners that would often not feel comfortable taking part in mainstream coaching courses. The universal language of football should mean that anyone wishing to complete an FA Level 1 course and take their first steps on the coaching ladder should be able to.

James continues…”We hope that by adding a course that is more manageable, has more support staff at each session, and is at a venue that has excellent access will help to remove barriers and encourage learners to take part in the course.”

If anyone is unsure as to whether they believe this course is suited to your needs or for an informal discussion about this course, please feel free to contact myself on 01900 511800.


Thursday 6th February 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Introduction Evening & Workshop 1);
Thursday 13th February 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Emergency First Aid);
Thursday 27th February 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (FA Safeguarding Children Workshop);
Thursday 5th March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 1);
Thursday 12th March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 2);
Thursday 19th March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 2 Cont.);
Thursday 26th March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 3);
Thursday 16th April 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 3 Cont.);
Thursday 23rd April 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 4);
Thursday 30th April 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 4 Cont.);
Thursday 7th May 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 5);
Thursday 14th May 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 5 Cont.);
Thursday 21st May 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 6);
Thursday 28th May 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Workshop 6 Cont.);
Sunday 31st May 2020, 10:00 - 14:00 (Workshop 7);
Thursday 4th June 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 (Graduation Evening)
PRICES: Cumberland FA Charter Standard Club Price: £117.50 // Full Price: £155


Cumberland FA are also asking candidates to complete the following link in order for us to gather further information in preparation for the course.

Additional Information to Complete

Ray Sempill, Football Development Officer for Cumberland FA is hoping to encourage players from the Cumberland Ability Counts League to get involvedOver the last 3 years we have been trying to create more than just a football league. We aim to create a social environment to help people make friends, as well as providing development opportunities aside from playing the game. Recently we have seen a number of players achieve coaching badges and pursue volunteering, as well as completing referee courses.”


Cumberland FA have also released two further FA Level 1 in Coaching Football to begin in 2020, along with the Penrith based course beginning on 18 January 2020.

Carlisle Course (Beginning 2 February 2020)
Whitehaven Course (Beginning 8 March 2020)

View & book the Other Level 1 Courses