Like you, The FA wants to improve the quality of coaching in England. Therefore in August 2011 The FA Licensed Coaches Club commenced, introducing the concept of Coach Licensing into football for the first time.
Coaches who want to be recognised in this way will be able to join The FA Licensed Coaches Club and receive their licence to coach from The FA. They will also receive other benefits to help them become better coaches. We can all be confident that these Licensed Coaches will be providing better quality coaching and raising standards in the game.
Why should coaches become licensed?
In an ever changing game, its no longer really enough for coaches to have completed a course once in the past and then not keep up to date with evolving coaching techniques.
The FA Licensed Coaches Club will provide support and training for licensed coaches throughout the season. Coaches will be able to keep a record of their training to present to their clubs. There will be local events for coaches to meet their CPD requirements, as well as access to FA Learning courses and the option to subscribe to a new coaching magazine.
Coaches can join from just £12 and will receive:
- An FA photo ID Licence to Coach
- Access to a members only coaching website
- Discounts on courses
- Ballot entry for free England tickets
- Access to accredited County FA training events
They will also have the option to purchase:
- Civil liability and personal accident insurance
- A subscription to The FA’s new coaching magazine
- Branded merchandise
- Physiotherapy insurance
How can coaches join the scheme?
Coaches need to visit www.TheFA.com/LicensedCoachesClub to find out more. Here they will be able to register for the new scheme and check if they meet the criteria to join.
*It is a requirement for completion of your FA Youth Module qualification to be a member of The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club, and evidence of this will be sought from your tutor, your County FA, and/or The FA, before certification is made. If you are not already a member of The FA Licensed Coaches' Club, please send your course enrolment confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you details on how you access membership for FREE for this season.
If you have any questions you can call on 0844 980 8212 or email FALicenceQuery@TheFA.com
Thank you for your support. Together we will raise standards in coaching & develop better players.