CPD Event

CPD Events

Continued Professional Development

Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.


Thriving on the Pitch (Level 1 & Introduction to Coaching)

Following feedback, we are pleased to confirm seven FREE coaching CPD sessions, focusing on Level 1 & Introduction to Coaching Football Practice and Session, will be delivered by previous and current FA Tutors Anthony Sullivan and Kevin Hodgson at a number of venues across Merseyside this Spring.

These CPD events will:

  • Target coaches who have recently completed FA Introduction to Coaching Football (I2CF) or the old Level 1 Coaching Course.
  • Include viewing or participating in Level 1 / I2CF practical session to give coaches ideas on how to coach their players at this introductory phase - Game Related Practices and 3 Stages of the Game.
  • Provide three accredited CPD hours.


  • Thursday 25th May (6.30-9.30pm) @ Prescot Soccer Centre - Book your place

Basic practice to improve the Goalkeeper

Date: Tuesday 30th May
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: LCFA Sefton, Drummond Road, Thornton, L23 9YP
Cost: Free
Host: Ex-England Women's Goalkeeper Coach & current Goalkeeping Coach Mentor, Keith Rees

  • Basic practice to improve the goalkeeper in and out of possession
  • The impact of communication on the player 



Liverpool FA Coaches Conference 2023

Date: Saturday 10th June
Time: 9.30am-1pm
Venue: LCFA Sefton, Drummond Road, Thornton, L23 9YP
Cost: Free
Host: FA Coach Developers, Chris Bramall and Ben Hardaker

Two workshops will be delivered focusing on:

Developing skilful players:

  • What is the FA’s approach to developing skill?
  • What practices can I use to develop skill?
  • What does a skilful player look like across the FA 4 Corner model?

The match day experience:

  • Exploring what positive coaching behaviours look like on match day.
  • Using match day to support player learning and skill development.
  • How to engage parents and other adults in the match day experience.



Head to learn.englandfootball.com to see all courses.


Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing.

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season