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Fully Funded Places Programme

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


About the programme

To support football being truly a game for all, England Football Learning is delighted to offer free places on our most popular coaching courses as part of our Fully Funded Places Programme.

The Fully Funded Places Programme has been developed to support coaches who may be facing barriers to getting involved.  We want to create a more inclusive coaching workforce and will be offering 20% of all places on Introduction to Coaching Football, UEFA C Licence and UEFA B Licence for free as part of the programme. The places have been funded by Sport England.

The initiative is aligned to our wider goal of helping to increase participation within historically underrepresented groups (including female coaches, disabled coaches and coaches from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic 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 the UEFA C Licence and the UEFA B Licence.


Applications for our Fully Funded Places Programme for Introduction to Coaching Football are open throughout the season.

Find out more about our Fully Funded Places Programme

How are Fully Funded Places awarded?

We have worked with several organisations to develop the criteria for the programme.

We welcome applications from coaches who fit into one or more of the following categories:


  • Female coaches
  • Coaches from ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Coaches from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds
  • Coaches with disabilities

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.


As well as our Fully Funded Places programme, we also provide Chase Fully Funded Places

These are fully funded places provided by the Official Banking Partner of England Football Learning, Chase. This programme has been created to provide funding opportunities for coaches who would benefit from financial support towards completing either the Introduction to Coaching Football, UEFA B Licence or UEFA A Licence.

Find out more here.



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