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

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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: 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: Saturday 16th June

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: West Riding County FA, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX

CPD Hours: 5 (Levels 1, 2 and 3 (UEFA B)

Cost: £25

We'll be hearing from some of the brightest minds from coaching and development, with a vast range of experiences and knowledge between them. Grassroots coaches of all levels are invited to spend the day in their company and gain new ideas for working with players at their own club.

The session will be focused on looking in depth at understanding behaviours and how we as coaches socially and emotionally support children and young people through a relational approach. We’ll look at the latest neuroscience behind child development, attachment research, and how to use creativity and the arts to socially engage children and young people to get their bodies and brain ready for learning.

8.30am - Arrival and refreshments


9.00am - Dominique Skelton: Regional Co-Ordinator, The Thrive Approach, Child Brain Development


11.00am - Break


11.15am - Dr Pete Holmes: Sports Coaching Programme Leader, Doncaster College, Why Do You Coach the Way You Do?


12.15pm - Lunch


1.00pm - Paul Shaw: Managing Director, Inside Leadership, The Recipe for Success


3.00pm - Depart


The event is strictly limited to 30 places so please book early to avoid disappointment. Your £25 will pay for entry to the event and all workshops, a hot lunch, teas and coffees. Please ensure any dietary requirements are recorded at the point of application as we will not be able to offer alternatives on the night without prior notice.


If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Senior Football Development Officer Steve Dorey on steve.dorey@westridingfa.com.



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