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

Female Coaching Workshops

Whether you've never coached before, taking your first steps this season, or have been doing it for years, we want to bring all female coaches together for these workshops.

Located in Easington, Witney, Kidlington and Thame, there will be a chance for every coach to have their say and discuss any issues that are key to them about being a female coach.

Headed up by The FA Coach Development Officer Vicky Fisher, these will be the starting point for a season of fixtures for female coaches. Later in the season there will be CPD and other opportunities to get involved in a friendly environment that encourages sharing and debate.

The workshops will take place on the following dates: 

  • Thame United FC: Monday 28th November, 18:30-20:30
  • Witney ATP: Monday 5th December, 18:30-20:30
  • Kidlington FC: Tuesday 31st January, 18:30-20:30

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FIFA Men's World Cup Tactics

This virtual workshop on 12th December (7-8pm), led by Mark Haining, will take a look at popular tactics utilised during the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup and detail key points of the tactics to coaches.on

Every World Cup has something new for coaches to observe in terms of tactical play and technique, and this edition will be no different. Mark will be taking coaches through the ins and outs of the popular methods over the tournament, and providing tips and hints on how to utilise this with grassroots teams, and also how to get the message across during sessions.

Very much a developing workshop, this free opportunity for coaches is a great chance to take a further in depth look at the FIFA Men's World Cup.



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 or for more information

For more information, contact:

By Phone: 01993 778586
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

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