FA Level 5 (UEFA Pro Licence) 2021/22 - Register Interest

St Georges Park
Carla Twells education@thefa.com


Course duration:18 Months

Course pre-requisites:In order to be considered for a place on The FA Level 5 (UEFA Pro Licence) course, applicants must meet the stated criteria detailed below:

  • Applicants must hold a current UEFA 'A' Licence, with priority given to applicants holding the English FA Award

  • All applicants must have experience and a full time position in the professional game (or women's equivalent) at senior level as either a player (minimum five years experience), manager, assistant manager, academy manager, head of recruitment or technical director.

  • FA Advanced Youth Award desirable
Please note: Meeting all of the above criteria will not guarantee a place on the course.

Course content:


Building on the level 4 technical content, learners are challenged to extend their knowledge of coaching and transfer this understanding, skills and behaviours into a leadership and managerial role with a focus on producing high performance teams.

Learners will acquire an understanding of what is required to lead and manage a team of coaches, specialists and support staff in elite football in order to deliver winning performances. They will also gain an understanding of leadership and management in the wider context of a football club and beyond. Learners will have opportunities to learn from, and with, senior performers from a variety of contexts and to apply that learning to their own club experience.

Building on the learning undertaken at Levels 1-4, learners will undergo critical self-reflection and analysis on the relationship between the coach, environment, player and game at the elite level and develop new knowledge and skills.



Who is it for:Elite level coaches who wish to work in a managerial capacity in the Premier League and Football League.


Equality: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.


Interest:To register your interest for this course please log in with your FAN and Password and complete the online registration form.

FA Education will contact those who have registered their interest on this page and advise them when the application page is open to apply to attend the 2020/2021 course. Please note that applications will open Spring/Summer of 2019.

Please be aware that this does not count as an application and does not guarantee you a place on the course.


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