The FA requires anyone in a lead role in grassroots football, with responsibility for players at training and matchdays, to hold the following qualifications:
- The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
- The FA Introduction to First Aid in Football
- DBS Check (if intending to supervise sessions involving under 18s)
These qualifications are additional to The FA Playmaker course and so without them, you would not be eligible for a lead role in grassroots football.
You are, however, eligible to support a qualified coach or organiser - who has these qualifications - deliver sessions at training and matchdays.