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What do I need to hold to become an FA Licensed Coach?

In order to become an FA Licensed Coach you need to hold: 

  • FA Coaching qualification
  • In date FA Safeguarding Children qualification
  • In date First Aid qualification (FA Qualification or recognised alternative)
  • In date FA Criminal Record Check (if you are coaching players under 18)


In order to retain their licence in subsequent seasons, level 3 - 5 coaches need to complete five hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD).


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