Guide to CPD

CPD / In-Service

Learning and development is an active, continuous process.

It's a journey that never ends...

...and one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in-situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.

Upcoming CPD Events

We are delighted to announce, that coaches throughout Oxfordshire will have the opportunity to see a workshop delivered by Pete Sturgess, FA Foundation Phase Technical Lead, showcasing the recently released FA Foundation Phase DNA.
The Foundation Phase DNA is an exciting new resource for grassroots coaches, which is jam packed full of ideas, sessions, articles and videos based around the FA 4 Corner Model for long term player development. There are age specific sections which will be a real benefit to all coaches, but especially those entrusted with the footballing development of our youngest players.
The evening will consist of a presentation outlining the key messages from the DNA followed by a practical session to demonstrate how this works in coaching scenarios. The night will end with a Q & A session and a chance for coaches to talk to Pete about the Foundation Phase DNA.
Find out more and book your free space on this event, by CLICKING HERE

The forum will provide female coaches in the county with the opportunity to learn more about coaching, in a friendly, relaxed environment to network and take part in discussions with other female coaches across the county. 

Coaches are encouraged to invite any female family, friends or colleagues, who may also be interested in coaching, so that we can continue to increase the number of female coaches in Oxfordshire.

The forum will include an introduction and delivery of a practical session by Oxfordshire FA Coach Mentor, Katie Wales. 

Coaches will also be given the opportunity to discuss any issues that they may be having with their sessions, and obtain any solutions from the experience of other coaches. 

Find out more and book your free space on this event, here.

This session will shine a light on how the additional 2 players will impact the how and what you coach.

We will look at styles of play linked to coaching and playing philosophy and link it to what has gone before as the players have developed from 7 v 7 through 9 v 9 and then onto 11 v 11.

For those still working in the 9 v 9 format, we will look at what can be done now to prepare for the transition moment in terms of your team shape and your style of play.

We will generate discussion points with coaches around squad size and the impact on preparing for 11 v 11 and in developing game related practice to help with this challenge.

Find out more and book your free space on this event, here.

Specific local UEFA B courses are now available to grassroots coaches to further their development for the work they do with their players. In order to demystify the detail surrounding the new UEFA B, we are planning to deliver a workshop entitled Introduction to UEFA B.

The workshop will cover all aspects of the commitment involved when considering your application for a place on the course. You will be given an overview of course content centred around developing practices and players and looking in depth at your coaching and playing philosophies and those of your club.

We will explain the blocks of work you will complete during the face to face training and the support you will receive from experienced FA tutors within your own club and with your players as you develop along this formative educational journey towards completing your UEFA B award.

Please note that for the UEFA B you should be working with a minimum of 9-a-side teams, but ideally 11-a-side, and this is taken in to account when applying for a place on the UEFA B.

Find out more and book your free space on this event, here.

The content of the workshop will be centered towards FA Level 1 coaches who are interested in completing their FA Level 2 course.

It will let you know how you can develop further and also give you an overview of what the FA Level 2 entails, including content and the commitment required. 

Find out more and book your free space on this event, here.


Frequently asked questions about CPD events and additional learning.

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.

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

Get In Touch

For more information on SSE Wildcats, contact James Shiplee 

By Phone: 01993 894405
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

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