FA Support Portal

I have completed a Safeguarding qualification however it is not an FA qualification. Can this be added to my FAN record?

While The FA recognises and values the skills, prior knowledge and experience that many individuals possess, unfortunately there is no national framework to accredit other qualifications. Most organisations require staff to take their own learning pathway about policy and procedure to ensure familiarity with issues that may arise, and football is no different. 


The FA courses are quality assured and designed to be specifically relevant for football. By focusing on our own internal reporting procedures everyone in football knows how to report within the game and when and how to report externally. 


Please note this applies to both UK and overseas qualifications.



Did you find it helpful? Yes No

Send feedback
Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.