FA Level 3 Coaching Courses (UEFA B Part 2 Licence) The Level 3 Coaching Course has been redesigned and is now officially the UEFA B Licence Part 2, with The FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football forming UEFA B Part 1. Level 3 leads to a nationally recognised qualification and is designed to further develop a wide range of coaching skills in candidates who have experience with and an ongoing involvement in coaching team football. It is also a prerequisite for undertaking the UEFA A preparatory course. All UEFA B courses are being held nationally by FA Learning. Please see below for a link to FA Learning 'National Courses'.


Compliance with Level 2 Action Plan
Evidence of Coaching Practice and Supporting Testimony
Evidence of current capacity (on a sufficiently regular basis) to work with an 11-a-side team for which FA UEFA B practice format and content are appropriate

Who is it for?: Coaches working with a team of U14s + playing 11v11 football.

Additional Experience (desireable):

Open Age Football: Premier League, Championship, Div 1 and 2, Tier 1-4.

Tier 5 - Combined Counties (Premier), Eastern Counties (Premier), Essex Senior League, Hellenic (Premier), Kent League (Premier), Midlands Football Alliance, Northern Counties East ( Premier), Northern League (Div 1), NW Counties (Premier), Spartan South Midlands (Premier), Sussex County League (Div 1), United Counties League (Premier), Wessex League (Premier), Western League (Premier).

Tier 6 - Combined Counties (Div 1), East Midlands Counties League, Eastern Counties (Div 1), Northern League (Div 2), NW Counties League (Div 1), SW Peninsular League (Premier), Spartan Souths Mids (Div 1), Sussex County (Div 2), United Counties League (Div 1), Wessex League
Course content: Theory:

Key aspects related to the role of a football coach working with teams. These are delivered via home-based study tasks and tutor delivered workshops. Students will examine the following:

A philosophy of coaching
Consider how players learn
A study of both coaching styles and communication processes
A detailed consideration of player analysis
Utilising analysis data to prioritise player performance
The psychological factors associated with player performance
The influences related to the Four-Corner Model and player development
A consideration of The FA’s LTPD Model
The ability to plan appropriate coaching sessions
Consideration of the key elements related to coaching session delivery
The development of progressive coaching sessions
Detailed coaching session evaluation and reflection
A consideration of fitness programmes and planning

The practical elements of the course will provide the following:

The principles of attacking: to include detailed consideration of attacking from wide/central areas, counter attacking, switching play and finishing
The principles of defending to include detailed consideration of defending effectively in wide/central areas, pressurising and defending when both organised and outnumbered
Midfield play: to include support play for front players, possession in key areas and the use of width
Counter-attacking and being able to defend deep and attack quickly
Goalkeeping: to include support for the defensive unit, the ability to deal with crosses, maintain possession momentum and the development of shot stopping
Set plays: to include effective organisation in defending and attacking from a selection of free-kicks, corners and throw-ins

Pre-course task: N/A
Post-course task: N/A
Course assessment: Assessment is via successful completion of:

All candidate learning activities
The practical delivery of themed 45-minute coaching session utilising coaching session formats from the course syllabus culminating in a minimum of 20 minutes in either a phase of play or a small-sided game (8v8)

Re-assessment: N/A
Where to go next?: UEFA A Preparatory Course
FA Developing Defenders Course
FA Developing Midfielders Course
FA Developing Forwards Course
FA Goalkeeping B Licence

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