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Fully Funded Places Programme

Providing additional support for coaches who qualify in accessing funded coaching provision.


About the programme

England Football Learning is delighted to run our Fully Funded Places Programme, which will cover the cost of a percentage of places on our Introduction to Coaching Football, UEFA C Licence and UEFA B Licence courses.

The places, which have been funded by Sport England, will be provided for coaches who qualify for additional support in accessing coaching provision.

The initiative is aligned to our wider goal of helping to increase participation within historically underrepresented groups (including female coaches and coaches from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, disabled and female backgrounds) as well as supporting individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Important information

Application windows for our Fully Funded Places Programme take place at different times across the season for Introduction to Coaching Football, the UEFA C Licence and the UEFA B Licence. To be the first to know when applications are open for a course you'd like to take part in, please register your interest.

How are Fully Funded Places awarded?

To support football truly being a game for all, we are offering 20% of all places across our grassroots course provision as fully-funded.
We have worked with a number of organisations to develop the criteria for learner applications that gives consideration to:
  • Current means
  • Socio-economic background
  • Other relevant factors such as lived experience in care and disability

If you are successful in receiving a fully-funded place on one of our courses, you will be contacted directly with further instructions on how to redeem your place.


frequently asked questions

To apply for a fully-funded place, you will be required to login via FA Learning and complete an application form to assess your eligibility. The application process should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Please note, you must meet the prerequisites for the course you are applying for. These can be found on each course page.

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