What is CPD?
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is part of being an FA Licensed Coach. It shows coaches are striving to be the best coach they can be, and that they are trying to constantly improve their skills.
It means committing to a given number of hours of training per year, depending on the level of coaching qualification held.
|Qualification Level||Min. CPD||How Often?|
|Level One||3 hours per year||Seasonally (1st August – 31st July)|
|Level Two||5 hours per year||Seasonally (1st August – 31st July)|
|Level Three / UEFA B||5 hours per year||Seasonally (1st August – 31st July)|
|UEFA A & Pro Licence||5 hours per year||Seasonally (1st August – 31st July)|
How are CPD hours completed?
CPD can be completed in different ways and the FA Licence scheme offers many ways of achieving this over the licensing period. This is achievable by completing one of FA Learning’s qualifications, attending a CPD workshop or completing one of our online courses.
There are also other ways to achieve CPD Hours. Certain CPD is only appropriate to certain levels of coaching licence. For example, there are levels of CPD relevant towards renewing a Level 1 coaching licence, which would have already been covered by Level 4 or 5 coaches. Similarly, there may be topics too advanced to count as CPD at lower levels, but are/is relevant to higher levels.
What will happen if a coach does not complete the required CPD?
Coaches will not be able to relicense until the required CPD has been completed.
If a coach then completes his CPD hours after the 01st August and then re-licences he will still be required to complete the required amount of CPD for that season to be able to renew for the next season (i.e. it does not count for both seasons).