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.

Future opportunities will be advertised here and @CCFACoaches

County Opportunities

Women into Coaching – Stepping over the Sidelines

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2022
Venue: Cheshire FA, Hartford Moss Farm Recreation Centre, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4BG
Cost: Free
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Chris Welburn
Time: 6.30pm to 8.45pm

Overview:

This is an introductory workshop, for women and girls age 14+ who are involved or would like to get into volunteering and coaching football.
The workshop aims to break down some of the barriers such as, “I have no playing or coaching experience” or “I don’t know the rules” looking at skills & attributes that individuals may already hold which can be transferable to coaching football.
Practically the workshop will demonstrate some simple practical coaching activities and model the STEP principle.  
Also signpost the next steps in the coaching pathway and highlight support networks. 
It is the perfect opportunity for clubs to engage their parents, players and increase their female volunteer base.

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Thriving on the Pitch

Date: Sunday 16 October 2022
Venue: Cheshire FA, Hartford Moss Farm Recreation Centre, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4BG
Cost: Free
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Chris Brammall
Time: 10.30am to 12.30

Overview:          
This event is targeted at coaches who have recently completed FA Introduction to Coaching Football course
The event will support coaches who have completed the FA online course with transferring skills they have learnt onto the pitch with practical ideas to bring to life how we help ‘Players to love the game’, engaging and developing players skills.
The event will include a practical session and attendees will be involved in the practices delivered.
The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours CPD.

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Benefits of Small Sided Games

Date: Monday 17 October 2022
Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Stockport Sports Village, Lambeth Grove, Woodley, Stockport SK6 1QX
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Sarah Lowden
Cost: Free

Overview
       
This event will look into Why should I do small sided games in my sessions, How do small sided games link to the FA 4 Corner Model, and How small sided games can help further develop our players.

The event will showcase some example practices that coaches could use, an understanding of the benefits of small sided games to aid progress and the development of skilful players and an insight into utilising constraints/practice considerations* within small sided games to support players skill progression.

The practical session will be with a group of local u11 grassroots players, allowing the coaches to observe the practices being delivered.

The event is a registered FA CPD event and will provide 2 accredited hours CPD.

Regional Opportunities

National Opportunities

Grassroots Webinar - How to build relationships with players and parents

Date: Monday 3 October 2022
Time: 7.30pm start
Venue: Online – enrolment deadline is Sunday 2 October

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A Grassroots Guide to Observing and Noticing

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2022
Time: 7.30pm start
Venue: Online – enrolment deadline is Sunday 2 October

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FAQs

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