FREE places on FA Introduction to Coaching Football Course

The FA's Fully Funded Places Programme is now open until w/c 16th January 2023.

The programme provides additional support for coaches who qualify in accessing funded coaching provision.

About the programme

England Football Learning runs the Fully Funded Places Programme, which will cover the cost of a percentage of places on our Introduction to Coaching Football.

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.

Anna Farrell, Interim Football Development Manager said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our clubs to support their coaches in attaining their Introduction to Coaching Football certificate, to not only develop themselves as coaches but also their players. I encourage as many clubs and coaches to apply and not miss out on this opportunity.

"Should any clubs/coaches need support in accessing the Registration Link, please don’t hesitate to contact Liverpool FA.”

How are Fully Funded Places awarded?

To support football truly being a game for all, we are offering 20% of all places across our grassroots course provision as fully-funded.

We have worked with a number of organisations to develop the criteria for learner applications that gives consideration to:

  • Current means
  • Socio-economic background
  • Other relevant factors such as lived experience in care and disability

If you are successful in receiving a fully-funded place on one of our courses, you will be contacted directly with further instructions on how to redeem your place.

How do I register interest in a Fully Funded Introduction to Coaching Football Course?

To apply for a fully-funded place, you will be required to login via FA Learning and complete an application form to assess your eligibility. The application process should take around 10 minutes to complete.