FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

Update On Coach Education



FA Education are committed to supporting football coaches in the role that they do, at every level of the game. As part of their new 4-year strategy to further improve support to coaches and the game, from April 2021 FA Education will take on full responsibility for delivering all coach education courses.


This change coincides with improvements FA Education are making to the ways through which coaches can learn. In addition to face-to-face support delivered by the Grassroots coach development team and the tutor-learner interactions that underpin many of the courses, new digital learning opportunities are being introduced to give coaches the option to pick and choose learning that interests them and undertake it at a time that suits them.


This modernised offer, which utilises digital delivery in addition to the traditional face to face and pitch side sessions, will open up more learning opportunities for coaches and help develop a culture of on-going learning.


Below is an update on 3 courses:



The Safeguarding Children Workshop has today launched online. Click here to take the course.


FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football will be available to take from the 10th May.


Introduction to Coaching Football (Replacing Level 1) will launch in June.


Although COVID-19 is having a significant impact on our ability to deliver any coach education, there are lots of immediate opportunities to continue your learning journey. The Boot Room is a vital coaching resource and contains a range of different learning resources for coaches to explore; from articles on emerging trends and latest best practice to inspirational interviews, you can also browse FA learning opportunities and find the next step on your coaching journey.

For anyone looking to take a more active role and volunteer in their local club or start their coaching journey, The FA Playmaker course, supported by BT, is a free online course providing users with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference at their local club or team. You can sign up to the course at TheFA.com/Playmaker.

The West Riding FA will continue to be at the heart of grassroots coaching development and will offer localised support for our clubs, teams and coaches in the shape of face-to-face CPD events (when safe to do so).