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FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Goalkeeping

About this course

This course is ideal for coaches who want to improve the performance of their goalkeepers. Learn how to develop and improve your goalkeeper’s technique and plan and prepare progressive technical practices. The course is delivered by goalkeeping tutors directly appointed by The FA.

Course pre-requisites:

Complete the relevant e-learning modules:, hold a current FA Introduction to First Aid in Football (formerly FA Emergency Aid) qualification, current FA Safeguarding Children qualification and provide their FAN number. To obtain or retrieve a FAN number, visit: This is to ensure your attendance is recorded against your account.

Course duration:

24 hours

Coach education courses at solent

Solent University offers an extensive programme of coach education courses, as well as a wide range of National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. Courses are open to Solent University staff, students, and the general public.

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What you'll study

The practical elements of the course will provide you with the following elements:

  • Specific goalkeeping warm ups and cool downs
  • Coaching basic individual techniques including footwork, the set position, handling techniques, diving saves (catching/deflecting/parrying), dealing with 1v1 situations, and crosses
  • Understanding how to develop and improve the goalkeeper's technique
  • Planning and preparing progressive technical practices
  • Maintaining the health and safety of the players and other coaches
  • Maintaining the high standards of conduct to promote Association football

The theoretical elements of the course will consolidate the key technical aspects of goalkeeping, together with the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model.

Fees and finance

The 2021/22 fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2020/21 fees were:

  • Standard price: £150
  • Student price: £125

Ready to book

This course is currently closed.

If you have any questions about the course or would like to register your interest in potential future open courses please email: