This course is for coaches working within or aspiring to work within the professional game in senior (21+) and or youth development (5-21) environments.
If that’s you and you’re thinking of applying, then take a look at some further prerequisites you’ll need in place before submitting your application.
Applicants will need to:
Please note priority will be given to:
Leading on from the UEFA B Licence, you’ll explore the trends in the game, strategies and tactics, systems of play and the England DNA principles.
So, if you’re a coach who wants to develop players that can perform effectively in the 11v11 game, then we encourage you to read on!
Taking place over 12 days within a one-year period, the course is divided into six residential modules held at The FA's national football centre, St. George's Park.
Each block lasts for two days with in-situ support from an FA coach developer provided in-between the blocks, whose role it is to support and challenge the thinking and learning you apply within your coaching.
The course will focus on in and out of possession principles related to strategies and tactics, the trends of the game, and specific specific coaching. These content areas are also viewed from a multidisciplinary perspective through the integration of physical, psychological and performance analysis support.
The course will cover:
It will also take into consideration:
By the end of the course, you’ll have built on your understanding of:
Holding this qualification can lead to roles working within the professional game in senior (21+) or youth development environments (5-21).
And, if you have aspirations of coaching senior teams in the top flights and/or at international level, this course puts you in a good position to apply for the UEFA Pro Licence - our highest coaching course and the mandatory qualification for first team managers in the Premier League.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. We receive high levels of interest on these courses every season and so only those who meet all of the pre-requisites will be considered for a place on a course.