FA CPD Events

Durham FA Coach Development Programme

Continued learning opportunities

Further learning Opportunities 

Durham County Football Association have a long tradition of providing Coaching Development opportunities for coaches across County Durham. Moving forwards, we have an appetite to develop and grow the opportunities available for coaches and clubs to engage with, enhancing coaches knowledge and practical application. We are committed to offering quality, variety and accessibility to learning. 

The following document will detail how Durham County FA will look to support coaches and clubs throughout the county with a comprehensive Coach Development offering.

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In order to register for the Durham County FA Coach Development Programme and receive the latest information, please complete the following link: 

Please also follow @DCFA_CoachDev on Twitter for latest updates. 


Coach Development Accreditation 

 It is expected that the majority of our Coach Development events will receive CPD accreditation from The FA. This means that any Coach Development event that a coach attends will be recorded next to their FAN number, therefore recognising and celebrating each coaches on-going personal commitment to self-improvement. 


Why is Coach Development / Continued Professional Development important?

Coaching, as both a vocation and a profession, never stands still. It's always evolving and always seeking out the newest innovations, emerging trends and latest best practice.

This is where CPD comes in. The events on offer are not only crucial in exposing you as a coach to up-to-date thinking and methods, but they'll also give you the skills needed to create and sustain modern learning environments for your players. TheBootRoom (Thefa.com)

Get in touch


Richard Shuffleton
Football Development Officer (Coach & Player Development)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 1)

E: Richard.Shuffleton@DurhamFA.com

The Coach Development Programme will provide for all coaches, regardless of their level of qualification; with some more targeted events. Likewise, events will be open for coaches working across the Foundation Phase, Youth Development and Senior Football.


The various opportunities on offer will be delivered by our internal UEFA A Licenced Coach Developers; The FA's Coach Development Team; FA Tutors; Specialist Coaches; and Expert Practitioners.


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Durham FA Coach Development Programme - Planning & Practice Design – 10th July 2020
This webinar will take an in-depth look at the key considerations taken when planning a session across the age phases, to meet the needs of individual players and the collective group. Additionally, this webinar will also provide support around returning to Football, through ‘Social Distance’ training. 

This webinar will be delivered by Graeme Clark, a UEFA A Licenced Coach and FA Tutor (Level 1, Level 2 and UEFA B).


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Durham FA Coach Development Programme - 'Developing a Season Long Coaching Programme' - 20th July 2020

This webinar will provide some considerations around how to structure a season long plan for a team and the individual players, in both the Foundation Phase (5-11 years) and the Youth Development Phase (12-16 years); exploring how coaches can provide age appropriate technical and tactical support over the course of the season, whilst considering the holistic development of their players. 

This webinar was delivered by Richard Shuffleton and Andy Brown; UEFA A Licenced Coaches and FA Tutors. 


Details of the on-going support offered through The Durham FA Coach Development Programme will be released via email when available. In order to receive the latest information from Durham FA, please look to register your details via the following link: https://bit.ly/DFACoachDev


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. We would however always encourage coaches to continuously develop themselves whether that is attending events or online CPD. 

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

Absolutely. Our events are delivered with no charge, you will just need to book a place on the event prior to turning up.

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