Football Leaders Award


The FAW Football Leaders Award provides inexperienced coaches with the knowledge and confidence to organise fun and safe sessions that inspire young players to fall in love with football.

Football Leaders Award

The first step on the education pathway for football coaches in Wales.


To complete the FAW Football Leaders Award, the aspiring coaches undertake a series of online theory modules before a practical module.

  • An Introduction to Coaching
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Match Day Management
  • Better People Better Players
  • Small-Sided Fun
Book Now

Book onto the FAW online Football Leaders Award


The FAW Football Leaders Award is a mandatory qualification for all coaches involved in junior football in Wales and is supported with post-course online resources.

Completion of the online modules also provides access to a number of additional awards, which sit within level 1 of our coach education pathway.

Alternative first steps into the FAW coaching ladder are the FAW Female Only Football Leaders Award, which aims to increase the amount of female coaches in Wales, or the FAW Female Game Football Leaders Award, designed for men and women who want to coach specifically in female football.

Learn more from FA Wales

Sign up to receive all things FAW, from team news, tickets, domestic, grassroots, to exclusive offers and prize draws.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data – view our privacy policy by clicking here.