The scheme aims to raise standards in coaching across the game by ensuring that coaches keep their training and qualifications up to date. The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club forms a key part of The FA’s Youth Development Review and Coaching Strategy.
In today’s ever evolving game, it is essential that coaches at all levels of the game keep up to speed with new coaching techniques and advice.
The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club will require that coaches meet the following criteria in order to join:-
1) Min Level One coaching qualification
2) Emergency Aid certificate
3) FA Safeguarding children certificate
4) FA CRB check (if coaching children)
Once they are licensed to coach, coaches will need to ensure they commit to a certain level of training every year in order to retain their licence:-
Level One - 3 hours per year
Level Two - 5 hours per year
Level Three / UEFA B - 5 hours per year
UEFA A & Pro Licence - 5 hours per year
This training can be made up in a number of ways, such as by taking additional qualifications, completing an online course or attending a local CPD event.
Throughout the year, Shropshire FA offer CPD (Continuouse Professional Development) events and In Service Training for those coaches that are part of a Charter Standard Club or a member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club. To register attend one of these events click here
You can register to join the FA Licensed Coaches' Club for free at http://facc.thefa.com/Users/Account/LogOn