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  • Foundation Awards
  • FAW C Certificate
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  • National Coaches Conference
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FAW Football Leaders Award

A 8-hour practical day following on from your 5 Online Modules providing a basic introduction to the Organisation of football practices in a fun, safe environment with an emphasis on engaging with the young players of today.

This is a mandatory award for all coaches involved in junior football in Wales and will be supported with post-course online resource(s).

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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 Futsal Award

A 3 hour practical coaching course following on from your 5 Online Modules, providing an introduction to the key concepts of Futsal. Content will include key techniques, skills and tactics, example coaching practices, an understanding of the Laws of the Game and how Futsal should be played.

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FAW Coaching Footballers with a Disability Award

A six-hour practical course following on from your 5 Online Modules, providing coaches with an insight into adapting coaching sessions for disabled footballers in a fun and safe environment. The course will assist, supplement and support the coaches existing experiences in this field.

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FAW First Aid Award

A three-hour course developing an awareness of first aid techniques within a football environment, supporting key basic life support information for coaches and additional post-course electronic course resource(s) provided. http://www.firstaid4sport.co.uk

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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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Level 1 Revalidation Workshops

A range of local workshops that aim to provide support and information for coaches working at grass roots level with junior clubs in Wales. The courses also form part of the FAW revalidation requirements and will be delivered via FAW accredited tutors and/or leading Professional club coaches from across Welsh Football.

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FAW Grassroots Coaching Conference

The 6-hour FAW Revalidation Conference, the showpiece of our regional foundation calendar is delivered annually within all 6 of our area associations across Wales, provides candidates with an opportunity to gain an insight into the development of our national game and attain further information and practical examples via a guest speaker.

This will count towards your CPD hours to support revalidation of your level 1 and 2 awards, all conferences are Free of Charge to attend.

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FAW C Certificate

The FAW C Certificate is delivered over a period of five contacts and two off course mentoring sessions. 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. Coaches will also be expected to deliver practical sessions, both on and off course. However, there is no formal assessment.

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FAW C Certificate (Intensive)

The FAW C Certificate, Intensive course is aimed at Welsh Coaches or Coaches that currently hold FAW Qualifications that are coaching abroad.

Delivered over a period of five contacts and two off course mentoring sessions, educating candidates across the key requirements of modern football and developing your ability to plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on coaching sessions as we explore the principles of play and the development of skill acquisition within our 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.

All completed applications will be reviewed by the Coach Education Admissions Panel, Places are limited to x24.

For further information please contact mark.roberts@fawtrust.cymru.

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FAW C Certificate Goalkeepers

Continue on our Coach Education pathway with our 4 day FAW ‘C’ Certificate, Coaching Goalkeepers course. This course will aid your ability to plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on coaching sessions.

You will be supported through practical and theoretical work as well as on course mentoring sessions and distance learning specifically for the development of Goalkeepers.

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

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FAW C Certificate - Transition Workshop (Youth)

The FAW C Certificate, transitional workshops are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to attend a 3-hour workshop and complete post course tasks to support candidates in achieving the FAW C Certificate, Youth qualification to go alongside their existing FAW C Certificate, Senior qualification.

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FAW C Certificate - Transition Workshop (Senior)

The FAW C Certificate, transitional workshops are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to attend a 3-hour workshop and 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 B Licence

Continue on our coach education pathway with the first step onto the UEFA ladder with this six-day course. 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.

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FAW B Licence Coaching Goalkeepers

Our FAW B Licence, Coaching Goalkeepers Course (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 within a combination of practical sessions and theoretical modules discussed both on course and through online modules. The course is made up of seven contact days, which will be supported with post contact day tasks and sessions to be completed in addition to an on course FAW Coaching Assessment.

If coaching at a club in Wales you will not need to complete an outfield qualification up to this point. However, for those working within a club audited by the Elite Player Performance Pathway (EPPP) system, an FAW/UEFA B Licence will also need to be completed to meet EPPP requirements.

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

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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 workshops are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to attend a 6-hour workshop and complete post course 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 workshops are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to attend a 6-hour workshop and complete post course 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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National Conference

The National Coaches Conference is a Football Conference for everyone.

It remains a Revalidation Course for UEFA Pro, A and B Licence holders and will focus on the elite game, but it’s also a Conference which will have Keynote Speakers and Coaches from the Women and Girls and the Grassroots of the game.

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Performance Analysis

The FAW Performance Analysis Conference is a one-day event held at Dragon Park. The conference is aimed at analysts of all levels, aspiring analysts or coaches with a special interest in analysis. The content of this year’s conference includes: Developing the player learning environment; Integration into a new management team; The coach-analyst relationship of the future; Club v Country - comparing the role of the analyst; Facing Manchester City – a tactical analysis; The analyst abroad. A great opportunity to learn and network.

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International Award

This online eLearning award provides a basic and engaging introduction to the organisation of football (soccer) 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: This particular award is only available to international students, and is not for students partaking in the domestic Welsh coaching pathway. Please refer to the International course section of the FAQ page on this website for further information.

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North American Coaches Conference

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On Demand

On Demand - Coming Soon

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