FA Welfare Officers Course

FA Welfare Officers Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: 2 hours

Price: £25.00

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COURSE DETAILS

Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football Welfare Officer.

This two-hour course is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. Building on the Safeguarding Children Course, it focuses on the specifics of the role, what is required, and the key tools needed to carry out the role. It also explains where to go for professional support and guidance, and how to access more information if needed.

Delivered via a virtual classroom, learners should expect an interactive session and will be encouraged to participate through a chat function as well as via microphone, where relevant.

During this course you will cover:

  • Safeguarding frameworks
  • Taking action
  • Recruitment, education, monitoring and compliance
  • Children’s voices

Technical Requirements

You can access the virtual classroom through your mobile phone, tablet, PC or laptop. We would recommend using the largest device you have available for the best learning experience. The virtual classroom is powered by Microsoft Teams. You will need to download the app to use on a mobile or tablet and would advise this for use on a PC or laptop for the best user experience. You can find out more about Microsoft Teams here.

You will need the following equipment:

  • Device with internet access
  • Headset or a device with speakers 
  • Device with a microphone

Course Pre-requisites

You are required to have completed The FA Safeguarding Children Course before applying for this course.

It’s also mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA Criminal Record Check – so learners are advised to have, as a minimum, submitted their CRC application prior to attending this training.

Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what needs to be in place for clubs/leagues to safeguard and protect children effectively 
  • Describe your roles and responsibilities and those of other designated persons in grassroots football
  • Act on reported concerns about poor practice and abuse within or outside football
  • Begin an action plan for your club/league

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

CANCELLATION

Should a candidate need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:

  • More than 14 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge
  • 14 days or less notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10.
  • 7 days or less notice – No refund is returned, only transfer available for a surcharge of £10.

Transferring Onto A Different Course 

Candidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 14 days prior to the commencement date will incur the following cost:

An administration fee of £10 will be charged.

answers to your frequently asked questions

coach education FAQ'S

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

We do not operate a waiting list for any of our courses or notify individuals of new courses being added or spaces becoming available.

Each coaching course has its own specific pre-requisites (some are open entry) and these can be found on each course specific page page of our website. It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet the pre-requisites before booking onto the chosen course.

Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Shropshire FA and the individual learner.

No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

You can book onto any of Shropshire FA courses by visiting the relevant course pages using the links above . Click on the title of the course you are interested in. More information will be available for you to view as well as a link to the most recent course(s) available.

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Before choosing to cancel you may want to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy which can be found on our website insert link for Policies & Procedures. These Terms and Conditions will have also been provided to you at the time of booking and again in the booking confirmation email.

I’ve already paid the course fee but cannot make it now. Can I transfer my place?
Learners unable to attend courses or individual course dates they have booked on to are not permitted to transfer between courses or transfer their place between individuals. You would be required to either change your plans to ensure you can attend the course you booked onto or cancel your place on the course and book on to another course which is more convenient. Please be aware of our Cancellation policy which is included in our Terms and Conditions. and can be found on our website insert link to Policies & Procedures

We run a variety of courses in a variety of formats –some weekend only, some mid-week, some a mix of the two etc. We ensure that we run the variety of formats and courses across the county throughout the year and attendance may require flexibility from each learner i.e. travel further afield within the county to get the dates best suited or be flexible on dates to attend at preferred venue. Whilst we try to provide as many options to our volunteers as possible we are restricted to how we deliver courses due to tutor and facility availability.

GET IN TOUCH

Lisa Sandford
Football Services Administrator 


By Phone: 01743 362769 - Option 3

By Email: coacheducation@shropshirefa.com