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

Click on the title/dates of the courses below for more information and to book. 

Transition Weekend
17 July 
18 July | 10am-12pm | Oxford City FC
NOTE: This is the same workshop on two separate days

This workshop will look at how coaches can support their players to move through formats, whether 5v5, 7v7, 9v9, or moving to 11v11. 

Whether you need some support due to losing time on the pitch due to COVID, or just want to get some more knowledge on how to make the process seamless for your players, there'll be something for everyone.

Coaches New to Mini Soccer
25 July | 7pm-8pm | VIRTUAL EVENT

This workshop is ideal for those coaches who are new to Mini Soccer (U7-11) and would like to hit the ground running for the benefit of their coaching and players.

Engaging Practical Design for Adult Teams
22 August | 6pm-8pm | Oxford City FC

This workshop will focus on how coaches can create engaging sessions for adult players to keep players interested, coming back week after week, continuing to enjoy sessions and improve into their adult years. 

Creating a Positive Environment in Mini Soccer
8 August | 6pm-8pm | Oxford City FC

This workshop will focus on creating a positive environment in mini soccer (U7-11), including touchline behaviours, from both coach and parent as well as how to make the most of playing time for your team. 

Retaining Teenage Players Through Creating the Right Environment
26 August | 7pm-8pm | VIRTUAL EVENT

This workshop is for those working with adult players who want to ensure that their players retain their enthusiasm and engagement within football to try and address the drop off in players at these age groups. 

Due to safeguarding requirements, if you are under the age of 18 and would like to join this webinar, we will require consent from your parent/guardian before you can join. Please send this through to

ALL events are FREE for all coaches.


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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