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Safeguarding Children Course Recertification

This recertification is free for anyone who has previously completed the Safeguarding Children Course and your qualification is due to expire.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

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1 hour

About the course

Our online Safeguarding Children Recertification is available for free for anyone who has previously completed the Safeguarding Children Course, The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop or online Recertification, and your qualification is due to expire in the next six months, or it has already expired. 
The course will take you around one hour to complete and will be valid for two years. If you completed the old style re-certification which was discontinued in June 2022, the qualification will be valid for three years.
You will only be able to take this course if you have a previous Safeguarding Children Workshop or online recertification on your FAN that was completed at least two-and-a-half years ago.
If you do not hold any safeguarding children qualifications, you will need to complete the Safeguarding Children Course, which is available for £30.


By the end of the course, you will have renewed your understanding about:

  • What we mean by ‘safeguarding’ and the ‘Designated Person’ network

  • The importance of best practice on and offline in football and how to play your part in keeping football safe and enjoyable for children and young people

  • How to recognise poor practice and abuse

  • What to do if you are concerned about a child and how to report

  • Why children find it hard to tell adults about poor and abuse and how important it is to listen to children

  • What to do if a child tells you something and what a club can do to help a child or young person speak out

Frequently asked questions

The most common issue is that a FAN or password has been entered incorrectly. Please check you have the correct FAN and password combination and try again.

If you still cannot log in please email your query, contact number and a screenshot, where possible, of the issues you are experiencing to our Education Services team.

Yes as long as the qualification is over two-and-a-half years old.

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