Fully Funded Coaching Courses & FREE FA CPDs

Coaches! Please see an update of opportunities below…

Fully Funded Coaching Courses – Expires w/c 16th Jan 2023

England Football Learning is delighted to run our Fully Funded Places Programme, which will cover the cost of a percentage of places on our Introduction to Coaching Football, UEFA C Licence and UEFA B Licence courses.

The places, which have been funded by Sport England, will be provided for coaches who qualify for additional support in accessing coaching provision.

The initiative is aligned to our wider goal of helping to increase participation within historically underrepresented groups (including female coaches and coaches from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, disabled and female backgrounds) as well as supporting individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.


EE Playmaker – FREE – Ongoing

by England Football is our free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. In fact, all you need is an FA Number (FAN) and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Then you’re good to go.


The Introduction to Futsal Online – FREE – Ongoing

This CPD module aims to help learners gain insight into coaching the game of futsal.

This is an online module, and you don’t need any previous futsal experience or qualifications before signing up.

  • An overview of futsal: what is futsal and why does it require skilful players?
  • Getting started with your team: where can you play it and what might training look like?
  • Helping your players: team-based messages and core technical skills that you can share with your players.



The FA website displays a range of interactive modules that cater for a magnitude of topics accessible in the comfort of your own home.


Hampshire FA Online CPDs – Ongoing

A range of face to face and webinar CPDs across multiple topics!


Hampshire FA Coach Mentor Support 22/23 – Ongoing

Want 1 to 1 support from our highly qualified coach mentors?

Look no further!


Across The Boarder – Surrey FA – Ongoing

Explore or neighbours CPD events here:

Louisa’s transition from parent to coach

Most coaches in grassroots football are parents who step up to take responsibility for the team their child gets involved with, often with little or no prior coaching experience, but plenty of their own skills and ideas. It may be daunting at first, but there is loads of support from the club, as well as other organisations.

Louisa went through the transition after watching her son from the sidelines at under 7s, to taking on the coaches role from under 8s and is now coaching the same team at under 9s, and enjoying the experience.

Like all new coaches, Louisa got straight into her FA Level 1 course qualification, which gives a great insight into the theory as well as practical guidance on the England DNA and four corners of youth football development.

As well as support from Hythe & Dibden, our various coach development sessions and our online coaching resources, Louisa reached out to the Saints Foundation to see how they could assist her on her coaching journey. They assigned her a mentor who attended training with her and gave some great guidance on training methods and ideas.

“You have to be brave, but just do it. There are so many resources out there, but the main thing is to ask for help. Doing it on your own can be so challenging, so make use of that. Don’t try and tough it out on your own.”

A big thanks to the Saints Foundation for supporting Louisa our Under 9 hornets, great to have the backing of Southampton football club.

You can read more about the Saints Foundation’s supporting role here.


England dna

England DNA Roadshow comes to H&D


Southampton FC Coach Education Session

Another good coach education evening today courtesy of Southampton FC’s fantastic youth coaches, working on linking training to match day. Lots of learning! Great to get an insight into how things are done at a professional level.


Coaches Charity Match

The coaches got to take a turn out on pitch this evening in a charity game at Applemore, we won’t talk about the score because as we know it’s all about taking part! (Yes we lost) Some sublime and some ridiculous football played, but lots of laughs.


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FA Affiliation Number 2022/23: Y-HAM8174
Privacy Policy  |  Data Protection

Website by Zap Creative