The FA Level 3 UEFA B

The FA Level 3 UEFA B in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: Delivered over the course of a season (9-12 months)

Price: £699.00

Leading To: ‚ÄčThe FA Level 4 (UEFA A) in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football will help you develop your players by designing practices that encourage decision-making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.

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.

This internationally recognised qualification will develop your ability to look at the players you work with and explore how you can help develop them by designing practices that encourage decision-making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.

It 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.

The course of learning is made up of 18 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into four blocks of learning, that cover the areas of How We Play, The Future Player, How We Coach and How We Support.

You will also receive three support visits in between the blocks of learning to develop you in your own coaching environment.

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to registration for the qualification, you are required to:

  • Hold The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Have fully completed your FA Level 2 action plan
  • 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)

Selection Criteria

Format and areas of the game: Coaches must be able to evidence that they are active coaches in one of the following areas as a priority of selection for the course;

1 - 11v11

1. Women’s game Tier 1-5

2. RTCs

3. Men’s game Step 1-7

4. College and University teams (competition level)

5. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club

2 - 9v9

1. RTCs

2. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club

3 - 7v7 (only when coaching in a RTC)

Competition structure: Coaches must operate in a competition format with 18 fixtures across the course duration or in a RTC

Endorsement:

1 - All applicants should be endorsed by appropriate club personal confirming that the points above are met for the 19/20 and 20/21 season.

2 - Learners working in the 9v9 format of the game should also be endorsed by the CCD based on expected engagement with learning both formal and CPD related to indicate that the UEFA B is appropriate.

3 - If a coach moves club during the course programme they must resubmit club endorsement from their new club/team to the County FA/CCD for approval

CCD involvement in selection process: CCD must be consulted throughout the process and must be involved in the final allocation of places.

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to certification for the qualification, you are required to:

  • Hold an in date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (or The FA Emergency Aid)
  • Hold an in date completion certificate for The FA Safeguarding Workshop or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Workshop
  • Complete both eLearning modules (Coaching Journey + Equity/Diversity)
  • Attend all four blocks of learning, inclusive of 18 face-to-face Workshops
  • Complete an 18 game project based around your own players and club environment - please note that this is reduced to a 12 game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award
  • Receive a minimum of 3 in-situ visits with your team (training or match-day event) and be deemed practically competent
  • Conduct a 30 minute presentation of your project to your course colleagues and staff.

Outcomes

  • Develop your understanding of the England DNA
  • Refine your beliefs, values and coaching and playing philosophy
  • Develop your players by designing practices that meet their technical and tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.
  • 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.
  • Understand what relevant and effective practice looks like in both training and competition

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Get In Touch

T: 01606 302001
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

E: CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com

COURSE DATES

The pre-application process for season 2019-20 FA Level 3 (UEFA B) course CLOSED on 23 September 2019 and we cannot accept any further applications. 

At the end of season 2019-20 we will be looking to follow a similar process as previous seasons and opening the expression of interest in April 2020 for the FA Level 3 (UEFA B) season 2020-21, leading to a pre-application and selection process for the course to hopefully commence in April/May 2021, subject to approval from the FA. 

Please email coacheducation@cheshirefa.com with your FAN, full name, email address, contact number and club name in April 2020 to be added to the expression of interest for FA Level 3 (UEFA B) season 2020-21.

During season 2019-20, there will be a CPD event looking at the FA Level 3 (UEFA B) course and to support learners interested in attending the course in the future. Details of this event will be advertised on our website HERE.

FAQS

In the event of over subscription for course registration, learners will be selected based on both the qualifications they currently hold and the format of the game they are currently working in. Selection will be based on the following order:

  1. Working in the adult/youth 11v11 game with an FA Youth Award
  2. Working in the adult/youth 11v11 game with an FA Youth Award Module 3
  3. Working in the adult/youth 11v11 game
  4. Working in the youth 9v9 game with an FA Youth Award
  5. Working in the youth 9v9 game with an FA Youth Award Module 3
  6. Working in the youth 9v9 game
  7. Working in the youth 7v7 game with an FA Youth Award
  8. Working in the youth 7v7 game with an FA Youth Award Module 3
  9. Working in the youth 7v7 game 

The next FA Level 3 (UEFA B) course will be held from March 2020 to March 2021 with the pre-application process for the course opening in late August 2019 for a months period.

For further information on why there is a delay to the start of FA Level 3 courses in 2019/20, please click HERE for the FA FAQ’s.

If you are not with an affiliated club to Cheshire FA, you need to apply to the County FA that your club is affiliated to.

If you would like to go onto the Cheshire FA course enquiry list for the FA Level 3 (UEFA B) for season 2019-2020 please email CoachEducation@CheshireFA.com with your FAN, Club/team age group Coaching in Cheshire, email and contact number.

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Darran has been absolutely fantastic, he's been a great tutor at guiding and supporting me through my journey. The Cheshire FA themselves put on a brilliant course with all staff involved being really helpful.
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