The FA Level 4 in Talent Identification - Application Stage

Course duration:

 20 Days


 20th - 22nd February 2017 - Block 1
 8th-9th May 2017 - Block 2
 3rd-5th July 2017 - Block 3
 30th - 31st October 2017 - Block 4
 4th-6th December 2017 - Block 5
 TBC - Block 6
 TBC - Block 7
 TBC - Block 8 

Fee includes:

 Full Board Accommodation

Course Fees:


Enrolment deadline:

 2nd December 2016


 St. George's Park

Course tutor(s):



 Melaine Gallear

Course Overview:

The course provides formal development for heads of talent identification working within the professional game and deals with a variety of situations those individuals will often face.
 Course pre-requisites:

 Head of Talent Identification within the professional game 

Who is it for?:

 Staff working full time as Heads of Talent Identification within the professional game

Course content:

The course is split into the below four parts:

 Part 1: Introduction to Leadership & Management

 Part 2: Negotiating Skill & Influencing People

 Part 3: Football & Governance

 Part 4: Talent Identification, Management & Leadership  

Pre-course task:


Post-course task:

Each candidate will be required to complete an individually agreed Talent ID & Talent Management action strategy

Course Assessment:

Full attendance and participation, together with the completion of required assignments throughout the course

Dress code:

 Standard dress code on the course is casual. For practically based courses, please bring sufficient outdoor kit/clothing for the duration of the course. The venue ask that candidates refrain from wearing muddy footwear inside the building.  
 Should the course require any alternative dress, this will be detailed in the course joining instructions. 

Medical information/physical requirements:

 If you have any medical conditions which limit/hinder your involvement or participation in coaching activities, you are obliged to declare any relevant, current or previous injuries/illnesses. If you are diagnosed as an asthmatic, diabetic or epileptic, or have any allergies that the course staff needs to be aware of, you must advise us accordingly. Please note, a declaration of injury or illness does not automatically preclude you from any course.

 You should further be aware that if you are on a regular course of medication for any condition, you must have sufficient medication to cover you throughout the course. Although first aid cover is provided (where applicable) during courses, no doctor is available to replenish regular medication, nor is there any facility to deliver medical treatment for chronic (longstanding) medical conditions.

 Please provide any relevant information regarding the above Medical Information during the application process.

 If your application to enrol is successful candidates will be required to complete a Medical Form prior to commencing the course.  

Practical Information:

 Please note that if a student has a disability that may prevent them participating actively in the practical sessions, then this should be made known to the course organiser at the point of registration. The course organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for the students requirements which may include bringing in footballers to ensure there are sufficient numbers of players.


 Please enrol below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password below. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until payment has been made.

 The course has an optimum intake of 20 and applicants therefore are also required to submit their CV and accompanying letter to FA Education by Friday 2nd December 2016. 


 FA Education will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Education will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

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