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

See below for upcoming events and booking details.

Planning for Next Season - ONLINE cpd

Led by Mark Haining - UEFA 'A' Coach and Tutor at Ignite Sport - this session will take coaches through how to make the most of tournaments and festivals throughout the summer months, no matter their traditional playing format, and how they can take the lessons learned in these into the main season.

Key Learning Outcomes: 

- How to make the most of summer tournaments and festivals
- What pre-season training should look like
- How to inform players and parents of your plans

Join us for this FREE VIRTUAL CPD on Thursday 12th May - 7pm to 8pm.

Full details and booking

The matchday experience

“Can we play a match?”

This is one of the most common phrases we hear when working with enthusiastic players who love the game. How do we as coaches, supporters and volunteers help 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, we will aim to explore some of the challenges faced by coaches on a match day but also, the opportunities that it presents in terms of the following key aspects:

- Linking training to a match day.
- Supporting the learning and enjoyment of the players.
- How to plan, deliver and reflect effectively in relation to match day.

We will explore these areas through practical delivery and discussion to help you make the most of the favourite part of the week and give you some food for thought to support you throughout the season, with some hints, tips and ideas for you to take away and try out with your own players.

Join us for this FREE session from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Oxford City Football Club.


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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