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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:




About the course

Football is filled with complex decision-making scenarios, so designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making opportunities is crucial. They ensure that players are able to practice and prepare for competition.

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.

This course has replaced The FA Level 3 in Coaching Football.

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:

  • Complete the UEFA C Licence / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football / The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course 

  • Complete Introduction to First Aid in Football / The FA Emergency Aid in Football

  • Complete our Safeguarding Children Course

  • Be actively coaching a team in a season-long competition in England
  • 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 3rd 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

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check to see if you have a FAN already here.

If you cannot find that you have a FAN on the above link, you can create a new FAN here.

You will need to login using the email address that is on your FAN and the associated password. 

If you don’t know which email address you have registered to your FAN, you can click on ‘Sign in using FAN’ or ‘Forgotten email?’ where you can either sign in using your FAN or enter some details to find your registered email address.

If you don’t know your password, click here and click on ‘Forgotten password’ and follow the instructions to reset it.

For more support on this course, visit the Help Centre.