Module Title:Coach Education 1 - Football
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: - Lectures - Discussion - Readings - Project work - Practicals
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop the students ability to apply the skills, knowledge and competencies associated with the FAI National D Licence level.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Design, organise and implement reality based training sessions in relation to the 11v11 game.
LO2 Demonstarte an understanding of the 4 key moments of the 11v11 game - Attacking, Transition to Defend, Defending and Transition to Attack.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of how theories and concepts in PA and coaching are applied to enhance sporting performance.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Students MUST have successfully completed the Safeguarding 1 course, be Garda Vetted and have completed 40 hours’ worth of grassroots coach education prior to beginning this module.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
FAI Coaching Pathway 'D' licence
Understanding and managing a reduction of numbers. Football Action Theory. Systems of Play. Self Reflection. Training Cycle of Development. Coaching Methods.
Small Sided Games
Constraints Lead Approach (CLA) Player, Environment, Task. STEP Principle (Space, Task, Equipment, People). Whole - Part – Whole Session Design. SSGs (3v3, 4v4, 5v5, 7v7, 9v9)
Performance Analysis
What is Performance Analysis. Sports Data and Information. What are KPIs. Developing a manual notation system. Introduction to data visualisation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Individual Coaching Portfolio (Session Plans, Self Reflections, Peer Feedback, Personal Development Plan) (Approx 1500 words) 1,2 45.00 Sem 1 End
Written Report Post Game Analysis Report 3 15.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Group Coaching Assessment 1: FAI National D Licence (Approx 18mins) 1 20.00 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Individual Coaching Assessment 2: FAI National 'D' licence (Approx 12mins) 1,2 20.00 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 7.42
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 2 Mandatory