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

CPD WORKSHOPS

Oxfordshire FA is excited to reveal a special event shining a spotlight on female coaches, which kicks off an exciting fortnight of content, features and activity celebrating female football in Oxfordshire.

Taking place from 6.30pm until 9pm on Thursday 7 March at Kidlington Football Club, we’re inviting coaches to join England U23s coach Remi Allen for a special event, which will provide those in attendance with insight on Remi’s journey within the women’s game. 

The evening will also provide coaches across Oxfordshire with a chance to ask Remi questions, as well as an opportunity to network with fellow coaches from across the county.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Leicester-born Remi commenced her playing career with her hometown club Leicester City Women, before spending time with Leeds Carnegie and Lincoln Ladies (now known as Notts County Ladies). In 2014, Remi signed for Birmingham City, where the midfielder made 34 league appearances, prior to spending four years with Reading.

In 2020, Remi returned to her hometown club Leicester City Women, following the Foxes transition to a full-time professional club. There, Remi was part of the side that achieved promotion to the Women’s Super League, before departing the following year. Spending time with Aston Villa thereafter, Remi currently plays for Birmingham City Women, and has combined her playing duties with coaching as she became part of the England Elite Coach Programme to work with the Lionesses’ U23 players. 

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Coaching Disabled Footballers (13.03.2024 @ Oxford City FC)

Please add the event information below to your diary - you will receive an email 48 hours before the event with final details.

This workshop will help you to understand how to support players with a disability to enjoy the best possible football experience.

When: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane., Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ

The FA Coaching Disabled Footballers e-module is complemented by this non-compulsory face to-face practical CPD workshop. The workshop will focus on some of the main elements included within the online e-module, namely: The Activity Inclusion Module (AIM), and the STEP Principle to bring transformational coaching to life.

Aims of workshop:

1.
Develop a better understanding of coaching in Disability football.

2. Understand what good coaching looks like for Disabled players.

3. Consider adaptations to your coaching practice to meet your players needs.

This workshop will be delivered by one of England Football Learnings Coach Development Officers and will provide coaches an opportunity to learn and network with other coaches in county.

For more information, please contact Georgia Hill via Support@OxfordshireFA.com

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Counter Attacking - Development Series (19.03.2024 @ Oxford City FC)

Please add the event information below to your diary - you will receive an email 48 hours before the event with final details.

This is workshop is part of our 'Development Series' which aims to support all coaches across a variety of topics and areas of the game. Even though there will be some links across the series it is not essential you attend all events.

When: Tuesday 19 March
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Where: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ

This workshop will explore the roles and responsibilities of players and units of the team when a counter attack opportunity occurs. Consideration will be given to the mindset of players in counter attacking situations. 

We will also reflect on what the component parts of a successful counter attack looks like for our players.

We will explore the theory of the counter-press and look at practical ways to equip your players to respond effectively in transition.

Aims of workshop:

1. What the component parts of a counter attack are.

2. The mindset of players in the moments of transitioning from defence to attack

3. The roles and responsibilities of individuals and units of the team in the counter attack

This workshop will be delivered by the experienced tutor Mark Haining and will provide coaches an opportunity to learn and network with other coaches in county.

For more information, please contact Georgia Hill via Support@OxfordshireFA.com

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FEMALE ONLY CPD WORKSHOPS

Managing Self and Behaviours

(29.01.2024 @ VIRTUAL)
 
Please add the event information below to your diary - you will receive an email 48 hours before the event will final details.
 
This is workshop is part of our 'Female Only Series'.
 
When: Monday 29 January
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Virtually (link to be sent out prior to event)
 
A workshop to discuss and explore the effective control of emotions, communication and behaviours in order to best help develop our players.
 
For more information, please contact Georgia Hill via Support@OxfordshireFA.com
 

 

Skills and Tactical Understanding 
(19.02.2024 @ VIRTUAL)
 
Please add the event information below to your diary - you will receive an email 48 hours before the event will final details.

This is workshop is part of our 'Female Only Series'.

When: Monday 19 February 2024
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Virtually (link to be sent out prior to event)
 
A workshop to discuss what skill looks like and how we as coaches can support the development of more skilful players to be effective in a team whilst considering the use of tactics.
 
For more information, please contact Georgia Hill via Support@OxfordshireFA.com
 
ENGAGING DIVERSE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES WORKSHOPS

Join us on Wednesday 28 February 2024, as we team up with The FA’s Coach Development Team to host the next stage of the Oxfordshire FA ‘Engaging Diverse Ethnic Communities’ project.

Following the success of our first three introductory workshops, hosted in September, October and January this season, our FREE forthcoming workshop aims to build on the learning obtained in previous workshops, while moving forward to cover player engagement, and coach communication with players.

Our next workshop will be taking place at The Oxford Academy School, Sandy Ln W, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 6JZ) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We’re looking forward to welcoming back those that joined us so far this season, and would love to see more people getting involved. Whether you’re currently coaching, or interested in getting into coaching, if you’re aged 16 or over, we encourage you to sign up.

‘Engaging Diverse Ethnic Communities’ forms part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Oxfordshire FA has a strong ambition to increase the diversity of our coaching workforce within grassroots football in the county, and we’re keen to engage with as many people as possible from Oxfordshire’s culturally diverse communities.

If you have any questions, or simply want to discuss the workshops and project in more detail, please contact Michael Thurlow, Football Development Manager, via Support@OxfordshireFA.com 

The deadline to register for our February workshop is Monday 26 February 2024. Any participant under the age of 18 (i.e. 16 or 17-years-old) must complete our sign-up form with your parent/guardian/carer’s permission.

UEFA C/B SERIES

Transition Phase - Out to In Possession (23.04.2024 @ Witney ATP)

Please add the event information below to your diary - you will receive an email 48 hours before the event with final details.

This is workshop is part of our UEFA C/B Series which aims to push and develop coaches striving to gain further insight and qualifications within their coaching experience.

When: Tuesday 23 April 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Where: Witney ATP, Gordon Way, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4EH

This workshop will aim to explore the key principles of winning the ball back effectively. We will explore practical ways to develop these key skills in your players and delve into what happens when we win the ball back. 

With a key focus on developing the key principles of creativity, penetration and creating space in your players.

Aims of workshop:

1. Ensuring our players understand the why, when and how of winning the ball back.

2. Exploiting space to penetrate when the ball is won back.

3. Exploring creativity in attack when we win the ball back.

This workshop will be delivered by the experienced tutor Dean Woodham and will provide coaches an opportunity to learn and network with other coaches in county.

For more information, please contact Georgia Hill via Support@OxfordshireFA.com

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The Transition Phase - In to Out of Possession (05.02.2024 @ Oxford City FC)

This is workshop is part of our UEFA C/B Series which aims to push and develop coaches striving to gain further insight and qualifications within their coaching experience. 

When: Monday 5th February 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Where: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ

The workshop will focus on what happens in the vital seconds when your team loses the ball. How do your players react as individuals and units of players? How do we ensure we are set up effectively to win the ball back quickly and ensure we are not open to a counter attack?

We will explore the theory of the counter-press and look at practical ways to equip your players to respond effectively in transition.

Aims of workshop:

1.
Why is the counter-press used by the best teams?

2. Practically explore how to develop counter-pressing tactics in your team.

3. The importance of a good rest defence when in possession.

This workshop will be delivered by the experienced tutor Dean Woodham and will provide coaches an opportunity to learn and network with other coaches in county.

For more information, please contact Georgia Hill via Support@OxfordshireFA.com

REGISTER YOUR PLACE NOW

faq

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, contact:

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

By Email: Support@OxfordshireFA.com