The new FA Coaching Pathway
As of August 2016 the FA has changed its Coaching Pathway, which is "aimed at people who want to coach as a volunteer at community club level or aspire to make football coaching a career."
The FA's Level 1 and Level 2 courses have changed to reflect the requirements of the modern game. and have been structured so coaches can enjoy a more flexible and personal learning experience. Both qualifications have been designed to ensure that there is a consistency in how coaching is delivered at the grassroots level and above and link coaching to The FA’s England DNA.
The Level 1 course is aimed at developing the required coaching skills on the pitch and the new Level 2 course has been re-shaped to better reflect what’s required to coach specifically within youth football.