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. 


This Coach Development workshop will support coaches to make matchdays as positive as possible for players and creating the right environment. 

One of the most common phrases coaches hear: 

“Can we play a match?”

How do we as coaches, supporters and volunteers help players to keep that life-long love for the game and provide the best possible experiences we can when it comes to a match day?

In this workshop coaches will explore some of the challenges faced but also the opportunities presented to them in terms of: 

  • Linking training to a matchday
  • Supporting the learning and enjoyment of the players
  • How to plan, deliver and reflect effectively in relation to matchday

Join us at Easington Sports Football Club on 24 October as we look to enhance the matchday experience across the county at this free coaches workshop. 

To find out more about the workshop and to sign up, click here  

This workshop links with our #PassThePositivity initiative that was launched on Monday 4 October.

This is a campaign designed by Oxfordshire FA, OFA Youth Leadership Team, OYFL, OGFL, WDYFL and BOBi League that that aims to develop a positive and enjoyable environment for children & young people to play football across the county.

You can find further information on the initiative here

For questions or support, contact James Shiplee on 


The workshop is on the 2nd November and will be held virtually. This workshop will be delivered by Natalie Davis who runs the Wellbeing Girl. Natalie will be delivering a session around Managing Your Mind, a great introduction for coaches to mental health which will support themselves, as well as their players. 

Did you know that on average we experience up to 70,000 thoughts a day? The first step to supporting yourself mentally is understanding the we need to train our mind as we would train our physical body in the gym. Positive habits take time, consistency and practice in order for us to achieve positive change. 

This session will provide you with an understanding of the inner workings of the mind as well as provide you the tools to succeed in generally managing your mental health and in turn developing a growth mindset.


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)

By Email:

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