What is the FFP Criteria?

FFP is designed to increase participation in historically underrepresented backgrounds and whilst we would like to award everybody a place due to the popularity of the programme, the volume of applications is extremely high with only a number of places awarded. We want to create a more inclusive workforce and have committed to offering 20% of all places on UEFA C, UEFA B & Introduction to Coaching Football for free using FFP. [SL1] [EW2] [SL3] 

The FA[DM4]  is committed to helping those who meet the criteria and wishes to award funding based on the fairest way possible. This includes a review of all applications and a final decision being made by an awarding panel.

We welcome applications from coaches who fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • Female coaches
  • Coaches from ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • Coaches from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds
  • Coaches with disabilities

For more information on Fully Funded Places please visit our website https://learn.englandfootball.com/ongoing-learning/Initiatives/fully-funded-places

 [SL1]This copy should mirror the copy on the website which is clearer and highlights the % of FFP places.


The Fully-Funded Places Programme has been developed to support coaches who may be facing barriers to getting involved.  We want to create a more inclusive coaching workforce and will be offering 20% of all places on Introduction to Coaching Football, UEFA C Licence and UEFA B Licence for free as part of the programme. The places have been funded by Sport England.

 [EW2]This is the same for the UEFA C FAQ already on the website? Does it need changing?

Yes please Emma [SL3]


Would suggest changing to England Football Learning [DM4]

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