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UEFA B Licence

Learn how to develop your players' technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football


Face-to-face & Online



9-12 months

Minimum Age:




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Applications now open for the 2024/25 season

The application window for UEFA B Licence courses in the 2024/25 season is now open until 23:59 on Tuesday 9 July 2024.

You can use the link below to start your application:

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You can also check if you’re eligible for funding on this course using this form:

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View all upcoming courses in the season ahead below (subject to change):

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As you may have noticed, we are currently reviewing our pricing policy for many of our courses, including the UEFA B Licence. Prices have been held for the last four years but increased costs for venue hire, accommodation, catering, tutor workforce, and travel have made it necessary to increase the course price. The new price for the UEFA B Licence will be £1,200 for the upcoming season.

View our UEFA B Licence course policy.


About the course

Football is a dynamic game that requires players to be adaptable and strong decision makers.

To achieve this, coaches need to engage players and be competent at designing relevant, game-like practices. Coaching in this way ensures that players are able to develop, practice and prepare for competition.

With this in mind, the UEFA B is designed for coaches who are working in the game or have aspirations to work in the game across the professional talent pathway; Male, Female, Para football. Coaches who are working in non-league football steps 1-4 of the Male National League System and Tiers 1-4 of the Female Football Pyramid.

The UEFA B Licence will help you understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.

Reasonable adjustments

To request a reasonable adjustment on this course, please follow this link.

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Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

Course prerequisites

To take part in the UEFA B Licence course, you must:

  • Hold the UEFA C Qualification or the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football and undertake a UEFA C conversion course if your application is successful.

  • Be actively coaching a team and committed to that team for the duration of the qualification.

  • Declaration of an in-date Introduction to First Aid in Football / The FA Emergency Aid in Football and in date completion certificate for our Safeguarding Children Course

  • Be able to effectively communicate in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Find out more about the UEFA B Licence

Course structure

1. Assessment

To complete the UEFA B Licence, you must:

  • Deliver a successful practical delivery within in-situ visits against the UEFA B assessment matrix
  • Deliver a coaching project including medium term 2x6 week coaching programme against the UEFA B assessment matrix

2. Reassessment

You have a 3-year registration period which means you need to complete the qualification within 3 years of the date you start it.

If you are not deemed competent after your final in-situ visit then you will be required to apply and pay for a re-assessment for an additional in-situ visit.

3. Outcomes

The UEFA B Licence will help you:

  • Develop medium-term curriculum/programme planning
  • Develop coaching behaviour and practice, aligned to your players in training and games
  • Develop your understanding of the 4-corner model and its relationship with player development
  • Apply principles of play to individual players and units of players
  • Identify and develop coaching strengths and areas for development

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