FA CPD Events

CPD Events

Continued Professional Development

Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.

Cheshire FA are currently developing a localised coach development offer which will involve the delivery of local events/workshops, targeted support for Female and Black and Asian coaches as well as a variety of other opportunities to support all coaches.

We are in the process of organising our CPD calendar for the year and more events will be shared the website in the coming weeks, with links to secure a spot on these courses.

County Opportunities



Commencing at 6pm and running to 8.30pm, the workshop aims to answer:

  • What is a skilful player
  • How can we, as coaches, support the development of skilful players?
  • What does ‘skilful’ look like across The FA 4 Corners?

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • Example practices that can be used to support this topic
  • Understanding of how constraints can encourage a player to develop skilful solutions
  • Knowledge of how the 4 Corners connect to encourage skilful play.

The workshop will be delivered by The FA’s Regional Development Officer, Chris Bramhall.


Developing Skilful Players 

Female Coaches Development Group

Cheshire FA is excited to confirm details of our next Female Coaches Development Group event, which will focus on practice and competition objectives.

Taking place in Tuesday 14 May from 7pm to 9pm at Cheadle Hume School (SK8 6EF), our in-person event hosted by FA Regional Coach Development Officer, Chris Welburn, provides an opportunity for female coaches to get together and share experiences, explain your coaching journey (no matter what stage you’re at) and create new ideas together – all with the support of England Football Learning.

Being a part of the Female Coaches Development Group will also provide you with access to online and in-person workshops moving forward.

Whether you have just started coaching, coaching your child as a volunteer, or coaching regularly, this group is for you and there will be tailored support for your level.

Our Female Coaches Development Group is open to any female coach, aged 14+, wanting further support – and no coaching qualifications are necessary.


If you have any questions about our Female Coaches Development Group, please contact Laura Holmes, Cheshire FA’s Women and Girls Development Officer, via Laura.Holmes@CheshireFA.com

Female Coaches Development Group - May 2024



Aspiring female coaches across Cheshire are invited to join us for our next Stepping Over the Sidelines event, which supports the first step into coaching.

Taking place at Egerton Football Club on Tuesday 28 May (7pm – 9pm), the FREE workshop, open to all women aged 18+, aims to break down some of the barriers, such as ‘I have no playing or coaching experience’ or ‘I don’t know the rules’.

In addition, the workshop looks at the skills you may already hold, which can be transferred to football coaching. The practical aspect of the workshop is designed to showcase what coaching looks and feels like on the pitch, ensuring that you leave the workshop feeling comfortable and confident to get involved in a session.

You will also be provided with a flavour of what you could explore next, including the free online EE Playmaker by England Football course and more.



Stepping Over the Sidelines

Regional Opportunities

Liverpool FA - Child Exploitation Awareness Evening

Liverpool FA are teaming up with ‘4 Clubs 1 Goal’ to deliver a Child Exploitation Awareness Evening on Tuesday 26 March at Anfield Stadium.

Everton, Liverpool, Marine, Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool FA have joined forces in a unique partnership with the goal of making Merseyside safer for everyone.
With Liverpool FA’s support the ‘4 Clubs 1 Goal’ programme is now focusing on expanding the programme into our grassroots football community. By using the power and reach of football, we want to change communities and help stop exploitation, abuse, and violence. 

The first ever event for our grassroots football community is taking place on Tuesday 26 March, 6-9pm at Anfield Stadium and is open to Club and League Committee members, coaches, volunteers, referees within the Youth and Adult game from across Merseyside.

What to expect
The event will include hearing from Guest Speakers, former Everton Player, Michael Branch and James Riley, former Probation Officer & Gun Crime Educator
Learning about Child Exploitation - what it is, how to identify it within your club/team, what to do and what support is available
Learning how valuable your role is within children/young peoples lives
Participating in group and room discussions regarding issues across Merseyside

Better understanding of what Child Exploitation is, how to identify and address it appropriately
How to support children/young people within your club/team

To register for the event please click here

The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide accredited CPD hours

This new partnership has one goal: 'To make Merseyside safer for all.’

Child Exploitation Awareness Evening

National Opportunities

National League System Coach Development Opportunities

England Football Learning, in partnership with the LMA (League Managers Association) and the LCA (League Coaches Association) are offering a series of National League System Coach Development opportunities.

These CPD events have been developed to support coaches specifically operating in the National League System (senior 11v11) or have aspirations to work at steps 1-6.

All events are free to attend. Attendance at any of the events will attract UEFA Diploma Credits for those UEFA Licenced coaches requiring their 3 yearly revalidation.

Please click here to download details and booking links

Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing .

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season

Get in touch

T: 01606 871166
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

E: CoachDevelopment@cheshirefa.com