FA CPD Events

CPD Events

Continued learning opportunities

CPD events are for anyone involved in football who is looking to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Whether you are an aspiring coach or a seasoned Sunday league manager, these events will help you get more out of your players and ultimately improve everyone’s enjoyment of the game.

You can attend events in person or complete CPD hours online. To access the online CPD modules, please click here.

 Missed an event? We also have presentations and session plans from previous CPD events on our Online Library. Just look in the Course Material / Presentations tab to view and download your own copies.

The FA also run a programme of national CPD events for coaches of all levels. All events, including booking links, can be found here: http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/coach/the-fa-cpd-programme


Contact Us

Email: Info@Westridingfa.com

Phone: 0113 282 1222


Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing .

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season

Upcoming events

Date: Monday 26th March 
Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm 
Venue: Leeds Trininty University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD 
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 and 2) 
Cost: Free 
Delivered by: Piotr Haluch - Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD Student at Leeds Trinity University 

Piotr is a performance coach with a strong knowledge and understanding of player development who holds a BSc and MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology, UEFA A Licence, and The FA Advanced Youth Award. During his career, he has worked at Burnley FC and Huddersfield Town in both coaching and performance roles. Piotr is passionate about coaching programmes and held internships at clubs such as Real Madrid, Valencia CF, and AC Milan developing his knowledge of training methodologies. Piotr is currently working on a project with S.L. Benfica looking at coaching principles to enhance player learning and cognitive development. 

This theory/practical session will look at how session design and structure can equip players with knowledge and skills that are both durable (remaining accessible across periods) and flexible (being accessible in the various contexts). Piotr will discuss how coaches can monitor cognitive loads and enhance players understanding of how, when and why to perform specific skills. Coaches attending the session will discuss how training tasks and activities carried out with varying levels of complexity may lead to more or less cognitive demands and allow players to develop “their own way”. The overall objective of the session will be to enhance coaches understanding of pedagogical competencies such as task design, feedback, positive reinforcement, training space management, etc. 

Book your place: http://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/cpd_psychology_26032018


Date: Wednesday 11th April 
Time: 6.30 - 9.00pm 
Venue: Ossett Town AFC, Ingfield, Prospect Road, Ossett, WF5 9HA 
CPD Hours: 3 (Level 1 and 2) 
Cost: Free 
Delivered by: Brian Peck - FA Goalkeeper Tutor, Levels 1, 2 and 3 (UEFA B) 

This theory/practical session will look at the key attributes of the modern day goalkeeper and how coaches can deliver effective practices for them. 

Brian will also discuss the recently revised suite of goalkeeping courses and answer any questions coaches may have about working with goalkeepers. 

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=227177&hash=4C296869E73134F52FA02CCF08D58A8D#regform

Date: Thursday 24th May 
Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm 
Venue: West Riding County FA, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX 
CPD Hours: 2 (Level 1 and 2) 
Cost: Free 
Delivered by: Julie Chipchase - FA Regional Coach Development Manager 

This event is designed for any coaches looking to apply for The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) course in the future. Attendees will find out further detail about the course including: 

Course structure 

2018/19 course dates 

Assessment process 

Course pre-requisites 

Application process and selection criteria

The workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical so attendees will also get a taste of some of the practical sessions they’ll be involved in on the course.

Please note, attendance at this CPD event will be taken into account for all applicants for the 2018/19 course. 

Book your place: http://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/cpd_fa_level_3_uefa_b_prep_24052018  

Interested in the 2018/19 course? Click here to make an application: http://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/UEFAB181901

Date: Wednesday 13th June 
Time: 6.30 - 9.00pm
Venue: Shelley FC, Storthes Hall Park, Storthes Hall Lane, Huddersfield, HD8 0WA 
CPD Hours: 3 (Level 1 and 2) 
Cost: Free 
Delivered by: Ben Hardaker - FA Lidl Skills Coach and FA Affiliate Tutor (Level 1, 2 and 3 (UEFA B))

This CPD event will examine how effective behaviour management can maximise the effectiveness of your coaching sessions, freeing you up to coach rather than worry about behaviour.


The workshop will look at how and why players may behave in different ways and provide practical examples of how to deal with different behaviours during both practice and competition.

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/cpd_behaviour_management_13062018


Date: Monday 23rd July
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: West Riding County FA, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX
CPD Hours: 5 (Level 3 and 4)
Cost: £30
Delivered by: Paul McGuinness - FA National Coach Developer

Former Manchester United Youth Coach Paul McGuinness will explain the ideas behind and design of core sessions that were integral to the development of Premier League and international players such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Danny Drinkwater and Danny Welbeck.

Who is it for?
Coaches who hold a Level 3 or 4 qualification and 5 hours of CPD will be acredited to you.

Course content:
A session creating skilful 'moments', 1v1 and combination skills, feigns, disguise, dribbling, running with the ball and passing and receiving on the run.

Developing from 'chaos' to a flowing penetrative game emphasising "The Arrogance of Timing".

*Please note that content is subject to change

Book your place: https://eventspace.thefa.com/FALearning/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=233346