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FAW Football Leaders Award

This online eLearning award provides a basic and engaging introduction to the organisation of football practices in a fun, safe environment with an emphasis on engaging with the young players of today.

The award provides learners with an opportunity to discover and consider the technical and social support that we, as coaches, can provide to our players, discussing various practical aspects.

These include: the importance of area size, practice transitions, progressions and regressions, as well as ensuring the learner takes a closer look at themselves, their role as a coach, and how they currently share the messages they provide players.

Please note

To access this course candidates must be at least 14 years of age.

For those coaching in Wales, individuals are not permitted to be left in sole charge of a football session until reaching eighteen (18) years of age. There must be an adult (18+) who has an enhanced DBS check for regulated activity through the FAW, in attendance at all times if children under the age of 18 are coaching. Upon reaching the age of sixteen (16) coaches must apply for a DBS check through the FAW.

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Foundation Award

If you dream of starting your coaching journey but the cost of training has held you back this initiative is here to support you. Together with our Official Banking Partner Chase, we can provide fully funded access to the FAW Foundation Award.

The FAW Foundation Award is a collection of our level one courses which includes the FAW Football Leaders Award, FAW Emergency Football Aid & FAW Safeguarding Award.

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Introduction to the Laws of the Game

This online eLearning module provides a basic and engaging introduction to understanding of the laws of the game.

The module provides an ideal learning opportunity for all those involved in our game, particularly those who are moving into game formats and age groups where a match official/referee is introduced for the first time.

Furthermore, completion of the module will provide a perfect opportunity for all who'd like to improve or refresh their knowledge on the laws of the game.

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Coach Cymru+

Coach Cymru is ideal for those coaches and teachers looking to continue their coaching journey and enhance their learning and knowledge.

What's contained?

OnDemand content which includes eLearning modules, a library of user-friendly session plans that are FAW endorsed and age specific, community forum discussions, informative articles, and useful resources.

Through Coach Cymru you can also book a space on upcoming Grassroots CPD events which includes webinars, in person Coaching Clinics, or the National Grassroots Coaches Conference.

Revalidation

FAW level 1 & 2 coaching qualifications are only valid for three years. To revalidate, coaches earn credits through accessing eLearning Modules, Webinars, or the National Grassroots Coaches Conference. Access is only available via the learning icon on Coach Cymru.

6 credits are needed to renew a FAW Football Leaders or FAW Goalkeepers award, whilst an FAW C Certificate and FAW C Goalkeepers Certificate requires 12 credits. For any FAW/UEFA C Licence holders, this will require 15 credits to revalidate. For our full grassroots coach education revalidation policy please click HERE.

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FAW Goalkeepers Award

A six-hour practical course following on from your 5 Online Modules, providing a basic introduction to the Organisation and delivery of goalkeeper specific activities for our next generation of players.

The course will focus on developing candidate skills in the Organisation of practices in a fun, safe, learning environment and additional post-course electronic course resource(s) provided.

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FAW Football Emergency Aid

 

A three-hour online course developing an awareness of first aid techniques within a football environment.

This course has been designed by the FAW Medical Department to meet the needs of grassroots football and the requirements of the FAW Club Accreditation Scheme.

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FAW Talent Identification

The FAW Talent ID Level 1 is a foundation award course providing insights to talent ID, scouting, governance and the 'welsh way'. An introduction to scouting that will assist and support you with the fundamentals of scouting. Irrespective, if you're currently involved in football scouting or aspiring to be one this foundation course has the relevant content that will allow you to gather knowledge and place you on the pathway towards the FAW Talent ID Level 2 that will be released this year.

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FAW Safeguarding Award

A three-hour interactive on-course workshop to support candidates in developing good practice when working with children and vulnerable adults from across our sport.

The workshop will focus on identifying poor practice and recognising signs, symptoms and forms of abuse and how to react to concerns or disclosures. It will also provide advice on how to identify people and organisations that can help and provide support in such situations.

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FAW First Responder for Sport (FRS)

The FAW Level 2 First Responder for Sports (FRS) course aims to provide the participants to build upon the knowledge and content of the FAW Level 1 Emergency Aid course. It aims to provide more thorough knowledge and understanding for First Aiders who will be the first on scene at any First Aid incident.

It will provide further learning for those who are within a sport or leisure environment for dealing with medical emergencies. It will also provide excellent underpinning knowledge for when a First Aider may be supporting a Health Care Professional. For example, coaches, parents or volunteers assisting a pitch side emergency practitioner.

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FAW/UEFA FDEP Pitch-Side Trauma Course

The course aims to provide health care practitioners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to effectively deal with life threatening and limb threatening scenarios.

The skills delivered on this course will significantly reduce the potential risk placed on a club and health care professionals in the event of a catastrophic incident involving players or staff. Those appointed medical staff currently practicing without pre-hospital trauma training are potentially at risk. Not just to the club and themselves but also to the well-being of those in their working environment.

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FAW C Certificate

The FAW C Certificate is delivered utilising a variety of in-person education contacts, online workshops and off course mentoring sessions in regional hubs.

It is designed to educate candidates in the technical, physical, psychological and social requirements of modern football. It will develop candidates ability to plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on coaching sessions for the development of players.

Coaches will complete online modules and coursework throughout the course and be expected to deliver practical sessions, both on and off course. However, there is no formal assessment.

 Please note, there will be an option to apply for a discount if available during the checkout process when you enter the details of individual students. 

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FAW C Certificate Goalkeepers

Our FAW C Certificate, Coaching Goalkeepers (Level Two), follows on from our FAW Goalkeepers Award (Level One) course.

This course will support your development in your ability to effectively plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on coaching sessions. through regular online modules, practical contact days and specific 1-1 mentoring through our accredited tutors. Online modules will also be followed by personal assignments to support your development away from course.

The course pre-requisites are a Valid FAW Goalkeepers Award (or equivalent level 1) along with a valid 1st Aid certificate and Safeguarding certificate.

The FAW reserves the right to refuse any applicant access to the FAW C Certificate, Coaching goalkeepers Programme if the applicant does not meet the required criteria.

Please note, there will be an option to apply for a discount if available during the checkout process when you enter the details of individual students.  

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FAW C Certificate - Transition Workshop (Youth)

The FAW C Certificate, online transitional workshops are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to complete post course tasks to support in achieving the FAW C Certificate, Youth qualification to go alongside their existing FAW C Certificate, Senior qualification.

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FAW/UEFA C Licence

Please Note: The required pre-requisite to access the FAW/UEFA C Licence is a valid FAW C Certificate

Continue on our coach education pathway with the first step onto the UEFA ladder. On the FAW/UEFA C Licence you will have the opportunity to further explore our welsh way principles and how they can be embedded into your coaching practices, introduce you to the four moments of the game (Attacking, Defending and Transitional moments) to increase your understanding of our game principles and provide you with practical examples of how to utilise general based sessions within your coaching practices to the benefit of your players.

You will be required to attend a combination of practical, on and off course theory and completion e-learning and distance learning.

Post contact work is required in addition to an on course FAW/UEFA coaching assessment.

Please note, there will be an option to apply for a discount if available during the checkout process when you enter the details of individual students. 

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FAW C Certificate - Transition Workshop (Senior)

The FAW C Certificate, online transitional workshops are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to complete post course tasks to support candidates in achieving the FAW C Certificate, Senior qualification to go alongside their existing FAW C Certificate, Youth qualification.

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FAW/UEFA C Licence Intensive

The FAW/UEFA C Licence will provide you with the opportunity to further explore our Welsh way principles of play and how they can be embedded into your coaching practices through the use of general practices and small sided games. The course will also explore the 5 x pillars of our game while creating a greater understanding of how we can deliver the mechanics of our game's techniques to individuals and groups. We will also introduce you to the four moments of the game (Attacking, Defending and Transitional moments) to increase your understanding of our game principles and provide you with practical examples.

Please note, there will be an option to apply for a discount if available during the checkout process when you enter the details of individual students.

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FAW/UEFA B Regional

The FAW/UEFA B regional course is a seven-day course, completed over a seven month period. On the FAW/UEFA B Licence you will develop your game understanding and tactical knowledge via a combination of practical, on and off course theory, e-learning and distance learning. Post contact work is required in addition to an on course FAW/UEFA coaching assessment.

Please note, there will be an option to apply for a discount if available during the checkout process when you enter the details of individual students. 

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FAW/UEFA Goalkeepers B Licence

Our FAW/UEFA B Licence, Coaching Goalkeepers (Level Three), follows on from our FAW C Certificate Coaching Goalkeepers (Level Two) course.

This course will support your development in game understanding and tactical knowledge through regular online modules, practical contact days and specific 1-1 mentoring through our accredited tutors. Online modules will also be followed by personal assignments with an on-going assessment throughout the course duration.

The course pre-requisites are a Valid FAW Goalkeepers C Certificate (or equivalent level 2) along with an FAW C Certificate (outfield level 2 certificate) as well as a valid 1st Aid certificate and Safeguarding certificate.

The FAW reserves the right to refuse any applicant access to the FAW/UEFA B Licence Coaching Goalkeepers Programme if the applicant does not meet the required criteria.

Please note, there will be an option to apply for a discount if available during the checkout process when you enter the details of individual students. 

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FAW/UEFA B Licence Re -Assessment Day

Please be reminded a candidate who fails an assessment may repeat it. However, no failed assessments may be repeated more than twice.

Assessment topics will be allocated and sent via email 14 Working days prior

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FAW/UEFA B Licence Transition Workshop (Youth)

The FAW/UEFA B Licence transitional workshop is designed to allow candidates the opportunity to complete online tasks to support candidates in achieving the FAW/UEFA B Licence, Youth qualification to go alongside their existing FAW/UEFA B Licence, Senior qualification.

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FAW/UEFA B Licence Transition Workshop (Senior)

The FAW/UEFA B Licence transitional workshop is designed to allow candidates the opportunity to complete online tasks to support candidates in achieving the FAW/UEFA B Licence, Senior qualification to go alongside their existing FAW/UEFA B Licence, Youth qualification.

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FAW/UEFA A Licence

Central to the FAW/UEFA A Licence is developing the coach's capacity to utilise and apply reflective practice techniques. Coaches are encouraged to develop a personal philosophy that challenges and benefits players at their club. The course is framed within the Welsh Way principles, set-out in our National Syllabus, and designed to create coaches who plan and design meaningful practices, in varied contexts. The course is delivered through flexible teaching methods, over a 12-month period. It consists of three residential teaching blocks, arranged around the competitive season breaks. Support is provided between course times by dedicated FAW mentoring staff, who work on the individual needs of each coach. Coaches will also complete a series of online modules throughout the course. The UEFA A & Elite Youth A Licence Combined Course will enhance the education and increase the employability of coaches choosing the Coach Education pathway in Wales

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FAW/UEFA A Goalkeepers A Licence

Our FAW/UEFA A Licence, Coaching Goalkeepers (Level Four), follows on from our FAW /UEFA B Licence, Coaching Goalkeepers (Level Three) course.

This course will support your development in game understanding and tactical knowledge through regular online modules, practical contact days and mentoring through our accredited tutors. Online modules will also be followed by personal assignments with an on-going assessment throughout the course duration.

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FAW UEFA PRO LICENCE

The FAW/UEFA Pro Licence course is framed to prepare candidates to work as a modern-day manager or head coach. It is aimed at developing leadership and advanced interpersonal skills, in order to successfully implement a unique management style and philosophy. Pro Licence coaches are expected to develop advanced coaching techniques and the ability to work effectively in professional football.

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National Conference

The FAW National Coaches Conference is an annual event which attracts the biggest names in the game to discuss new ideas, trends and innovations in football coaching.

The 2-day event, which combines entertaining and insightful theory lectures with World Class practical sessions, also serves as revalidation for UEFA Qualified Coaches.

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Football For Her

For Her has been introduced by the FAW to ensure all women and girls across Wales have equal, accessible and appropriate opportunities and environments within football.

The Creating Your Environment: For Her Workshop will provide an opportunity to gain a further understanding of how to maximise the participation of women & girls within their environment by providing the correct and appropriate opportunities for all. 

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Off Field Education

The FAW is committed to ensuring football clubs in Wales are operating in a sustainable manor, the strong sustainable clubs' workshops will provide clubs an opportunity to gain further understanding in the area of good governance and legal entity's, club consultation and funding available to their club.

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