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

Introduction to Coaching Workshop 4: Warm-Ups

When: Wednesday 19th April 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Where: Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane., Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ

This workshop will aim to support coaches with the delivery of fun warm-up activities that will engage your players as soon as they arrive at training. The session will explore how these activities can be adapted as players physically mature..

The workshop will also look at how coaches can utilise warm-ups as a vehicle to give players leadership opportunities.

This is workshop 4 as part of our series of four CPD events aimed at supporting Oxfordshire coaches that hold their FA Level 1/Introduction to Football Coaching or FA Playmaker qualifications. We would like to welcome any non-qualified or UEFA C/Level 2 coaches as the sessions aim will be to benefit all attendees. 

Even though there will be some links across the series it is not essential you attend all four events.


The Defending Principles of Play in Action

The partner workshop of The Attacking Principles of Play in Action, this session will look at the defending principles of play (POP) and how they apply to practice delivery. This will include focussing on the what, why, when, where and how of POP within a session, and ensuring all aspects are included in order to help train your players in the art of defending.

Date: Thursday 4th May 2023
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Witney ATP, Gordon Way, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4EH

Full details and booking

Supporting Players Through Different Formats

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023
Time: 7pm - 9pm 
Location: Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester OX26 1AJ

This workshop will look at key considerations for the different formats of the game, including 5v5, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 and how to incorporate these into your practice. 

It will focus on utilising your practice and match day time effectively to help prepare for the next step for your players.

Additionally, the workshop will focus on supporting your players across the 4 corners ahead of progressing to the next format.

This workshop is perfect for those working within the youth game with age groups that progress through different game formats and want to know more about how to use them effectively with their players.

This workshop will be delivered by Abdoullah Kheir, FA Regional Coach Developer.



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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