Prior to registration for the qualification, you are required to:
- Hold The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
- Have fully completed your FA Level 2 action plan
- Be actively coaching a team in a season-long competition in England
- Be able to effectively communicate in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Format and areas of the game: Coaches must be able to evidence that they are active coaches in one of the following areas as a priority of selection for the course;
1 - 11v11
1. Women’s game Tier 1-5
3. Men’s game Step 1-7
4. College and University teams (competition level)
5. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club
2 - 9v9
2. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club
3 - 7v7 (only when coaching in a RTC)
Competition structure: Coaches must operate in a competition format with 18 fixtures across the course duration or in a RTC
1 - All applicants should be endorsed by appropriate club personal confirming that the points above are met for the 19/20 and 20/21 season.
2 - Learners working in the 9v9 format of the game should also be endorsed by the CCD based on expected engagement with learning both formal and CPD related to indicate that the UEFA B is appropriate.
3 - If a coach moves club during the course programme they must resubmit club endorsement from their new club/team to the County FA/CCD for approval
CCD involvement in selection process: CCD must be consulted throughout the process and must be involved in the final allocation of places.
Prior to certification for the qualification, you are required to:
- Hold an in date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (or The FA Emergency Aid)
- Hold an in date completion certificate for The FA Safeguarding Course or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Course
- Complete both eLearning modules (Coaching Journey + Equity/Diversity)
- Attend all four blocks of learning, inclusive of 18 face-to-face Workshops
- Complete an 18 game project based around your own players and club environment - please note that this is reduced to a 12 game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award
- Receive a minimum of 3 in-situ visits with your team (training or match-day event) and be deemed practically competent
- Conduct a 30 minute presentation of your project to your course colleagues and staff.