FA Licensed Coaches' Club

The FA Coaches Club for Licensed Coaches. In August 2011, The FA launched the new FA Licensed Coaches Club, replacing FACA. Through commitment to continued professional development, up to date learning and adherence to best practice, The FA licensed Coaches Club stands for reliance, trust and credibility with the game. Clubs, players and parents will have the assurance that their coach is suitably qualified and trained to manage a coaching programme.

What is an FA Licensed Football Coach?

An FA Licensed football coach has met the criteria necessary to be given a licence to coach from the FA. This means the coach will:


  • Hold a recognised and valid English/UEFA Coaching qualification.
  • Have a FA enhanced CRB check
  • In-date Safeguarding Children and Emergency aid certificates
  • Committed to a minimum level of continuous professional development (CPD) every year.

Why should I become a licensed football coach?

With the playing styles, systems and trends of the modern game constantly evolving, licensed coaches will gain access to latest developments in the game, furthering their own knowledge and understanding to help their players meet the demands of the modern game. Through a culture of ongoing learning and development, coaches own self-esteem will be elevated, giving individuals the knowledge that their adopted coaching methods, styles and practices are ethically sound and meet the requirements of the modern game. The FA Licensed Coaches scheme provides coaches with the continuous training necessary to handle the growing demands of the game at every level.

The FA Licensed Coaches' Club will provide support and training for licenced 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 for FREE 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 CFA 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/LicenceCoachesClub to find out more. Here they will be able to register for the new scheme and check if you meet the criteria to join.

The Derbyshire FA will be hosting the following Licensed CPD events in 2017/18

FA Licensed Coaches Events



The Future Player

Ball Mastery TBC
Player DNA Attacking Principles TBC
Introduction to Futsal TBC
Pre-season Training and Fitness TBC
Progressing Level 1 Coaches TBC
The Art of Defending TBC

To book onto any of the events please click on the link below:

Football Education Department
E: FootballEducation@Derbyshirefa.com
T: 01332 361422 (Option 1)

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