FA Youth Award Module 2

Coaching Support

Football is for everyone.

The FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it. 


FA LICENSED coaches club

The FA Licensed Coaches Club is a programme set up by The FA to help develop coaching in English Football with the concept of Coach Licensing. 

Its aim is to increase the quality of coaching to players within football in England. It will ensure that coaches are fully qualified, give them access to additional coaching tools, increase their coaching ability and provide them with opportunities to develop and progress in their coaching journey



Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


Gareth Southgate speaks to FATV after naming his squad to face Malta and Slovenia

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support

Criminal Records Checks

Find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
John Peacock


Football is open and accessible for all
Win a penalty at Wembley Stadium and tickets for England v France

Leagues & Clubs

England Crest

Coaching Bursaries

Supporting the development of female coaches