The FA Level 3 UEFA B

The FA Level 3 UEFA B in Coaching Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: Delivered over the course of a season (9-12 months)

Price: £350 per Learner

Leading To: ‚ÄčThe FA Level 4 (UEFA A) in Coaching Football

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COURSE DETAILS

The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football will help you develop your players by designing practices that encourage decision-making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.

Football is filled with complex decision-making scenarios, so designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making opportunities is crucial. They ensure that players are able to practice and prepare for competition.

This internationally recognised qualification will develop your ability to look at the players you work with and explore how you can help develop them by designing practices that encourage decision-making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.

It will help you understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.

The course of learning is made up of 18 guided learning, face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics linked to the England DNA, split into four blocks of learning, that cover the areas of How We Play, The Future Player, How We Coach and How We Support.

You will also receive three support visits in between the blocks of learning to develop you in your own coaching environment.

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to registration for the qualification, you are required to:

  • Hold The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football course / 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Have fully completed your FA Level 2 action plan
  • Be actively coaching a team in a season-long competition in England
  • Be able to effectively communicate in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Selection Criteria

Format and areas of the game: Coaches must be able to evidence that they are active coaches in one of the following areas as a priority of selection for the course;

1 - 11v11

1. Women’s game Tier 1-5

2. RTCs

3. Men’s game Step 1-7

4. College and University teams (competition level)

5. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club

2 - 9v9

1. RTCs

2. Club Improvement Tier 1 club, where the coach will also have a mentoring/coach development role in club

3 - 7v7 (only when coaching in a RTC)

Competition structure: Coaches must operate in a competition format with 18 fixtures across the course duration or in a RTC

Endorsement:

1 - All applicants should be endorsed by appropriate club personal confirming that the points above are met for the 19/20 and 20/21 season.

2 - Learners working in the 9v9 format of the game should also be endorsed by the CCD based on expected engagement with learning both formal and CPD related to indicate that the UEFA B is appropriate.

3 - If a coach moves club during the course programme they must resubmit club endorsement from their new club/team to the County FA/CCD for approval

CCD involvement in selection process: CCD must be consulted throughout the process and must be involved in the final allocation of places.

 

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to certification for the qualification, you are required to:

  • Hold an in date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (or The FA Emergency Aid)
  • Hold an in date completion certificate for The FA Safeguarding Workshop or the new FA Safeguarding for Coaches Workshop
  • Complete both eLearning modules (Coaching Journey + Equity/Diversity)
  • Attend all four blocks of learning, inclusive of 18 face-to-face Workshops
  • Complete an 18 game project based around your own players and club environment - please note that this is reduced to a 12 game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award
  • Receive a minimum of 3 in-situ visits with your team (training or match-day event) and be deemed practically competent
  • Conduct a 30 minute presentation of your project to your course colleagues and staff.

Outcomes

  • Develop your understanding of the England DNA
  • Refine your beliefs, values and coaching and playing philosophy
  • Develop your players by designing practices that meet their technical and tactical, physical, psychological and social needs.
  • Understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.
  • Understand what relevant and effective practice looks like in both training and competition

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Email Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com to request an application form for the course you would like to attend.

Your place will not be secured until this application form is return with full payment for the course.

Coach education faqs

The first step to become a coach is to enrol on an FA Level 1 in Coaching Course. By getting on the coaching pathway individuals have the opportunity to progress up through the various FA Coaching qualifications and to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching. 

This course will give you the ideal introduction into coaching along with the England DNA principles. By completing this award you will also complete an FA Emergency 1st Aid Workshop and an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop as part of the How We Support block of the course.

You can find all dates, times and costs of this course by clicking on the following link Development & Courses

No, you must complete the FA Level 1 course first. Upon completion, your course tutor will provide feedback as to when they believe you should move onto the next level.

You don't need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 1 in Coaching course, however you will need to have regular access to players.

You will need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and UEFA B coaching courses. This is due to the nature of the course work involved and linking this with your squad of players.

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Get in touch

Sophie Hughes 

Sophie Hughes
Football Development Administrator

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4then Option 1)

E: Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com