UEFA B Licence - Application (CL370)

Duration: 17 days (non-residential)
Dates (attendance is mandatory on all course dates):

Block 1 - 28th October to 1st November 2013
Block 2 - 18th to 21st November 2013
Day 10 - 16th December 2013
Day 11 - 20th January 2014
Day 12 - 17th February 2014
Day 13 - 31st March 2014
Day 14 - 14th April 2014
Final Assessment - 5/6/7 May 2014

Enrolment deadline: 23rd September 2013
Region and venue: East Region - Norfolk CFA dev centre
Course tutor(s): TBC
Course fees:

Licensed Coach

(member of The FA Licensed Coaches' Club)


Unlicensed Coach

(Yet to join The FA Licensed Coaches' Club)

Fee includes: Tuition
Course pre-requisites:

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football and be at least 20 years of age. Once online applications have been submitted, candidates will be required to scan and email an original copy of their Level 2 Action Plan from their final assessor. (Kindly quote the course code in your email)

Once the deadline for applications has closed, the Course Director will assess all submissions, using the following criteria:

  • Compliance with Level 2 Action Plan
  • Evidence of Coaching Practice and Supporting Testimony
  • Evidence of current capacity (on a sufficiently regular basis) to work with an 11-a-side team for which FA UEFA B practice format and content are appropriate
Who is it for?: Coaches working with a team of U14s + playing 11v11 football.

Additional Experience (desireable):

Open Age Football: Premier League, Championship, Div 1 and 2, Tier 1-4.

Tier 5 - Combined Counties (Premier), Eastern Counties (Premier), Essex Senior League, Hellenic (Premier), Kent League (Premier), Midlands Football Alliance, Northern Counties East ( Premier), Northern League (Div 1), NW Counties (Premier), Spartan South Midlands (Premier), Sussex County League (Div 1), United Counties League (Premier), Wessex League (Premier), Western League (Premier).

Tier 6 - Combined Counties (Div 1), East Midlands Counties League, Eastern Counties (Div 1), Northern League (Div 2), NW Counties League (Div 1), SW Peninsular League (Premier), Spartan Souths Mids (Div 1),  Sussex County (Div 2), United Counties League (Div 1), Wessex League
Course content:


Key aspects related to the role of a football coach working with teams. These are delivered via home-based study tasks and tutor delivered workshops. Students will examine the following:

  • A philosophy of coaching
  • Consider how players learn
  • A study of both coaching styles and communication processes
  • A detailed consideration of player analysis
  • Utilising analysis data to prioritise player performance
  • The psychological factors associated with player performance
  • The influences related to the Four-Corner Model and player development
  • A consideration of The FA’s LTPD Model
  • The ability to plan appropriate coaching sessions
  • Consideration of the key elements related to coaching session delivery
  • The development of progressive coaching sessions
  • Detailed coaching session evaluation and reflection
  • A consideration of fitness programmes and planning


The practical elements of the course will
provide the following:

  • The principles of attacking: to include detailed consideration of attacking from wide/central areas, counter attacking, switching play and finishing
  • The principles of defending to include detailed consideration of defending effectively in wide/central areas, pressurising and defending when both organised and outnumbered
  • Midfield play: to include support play for front players, possession in key areas and the use of width
  • Counter-attacking and being able to defend deep and attack quickly
  • Goalkeeping: to include support for the defensive unit, the ability to deal with crosses, maintain possession momentum and the development of shot stopping
  • Set plays: to include effective organisation in defending and attacking from a selection of free-kicks, corners and throw-ins
Pre-course task: N/A
Post-course task: N/A
Course assessment:

Assessment is via successful completion of:

  • All candidate learning activities
  • The practical delivery of themed 45-minute coaching session utilising coaching session formats from the course syllabus culminating in a minimum of 20 minutes in either a phase of play or a small-sided game (8v8)
Re-assessment: N/A
Where to go next?:
  • UEFA A Preparatory Course
  • FA Developing Defenders Course
  • FA Developing Midfielders Course
  • FA Developing Forwards Course
  • FA Goalkeeping B Licence
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.
Equality: FA Learning 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 Learning 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.
Football League funding: Coaches working exclusively in Academies/Centres of Excellence at Football League clubs may be able to access funding through their club. If your club is providing this funding, please email FALearningSupport@TheFA.com with the following details:
  • Club Name
  • Course Name & Dates
  • Full Name
  • FA Number (if known)
  • Date of Birth

We will then verify this with your Academy/CoE Manager/Administrator before enrolling you on the course. Please ensure you have authorisation from the club before sending this email.

Enrolment: This course operates an "open" enrolment system. To enrol on this course, please sign in below with your FA Number and Password. In order to enrol on this course, candidates must meet the course pre-requisites specified in the above description.

Once you have enrolled, FA Learning will then check your pre-requisites. In the event that we are not able to find a record of you holding the specified pre-requisites, we will contact you for verification. At this stage, candidates who do not meet the pre-requisites will have their place cancelled and a full refund issued.
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The deadline for registration has passed

Start date: 28/10/2013 9:00 AM
Register by: 23/09/2013 3:30 PM
East Region
Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Road
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Karan Bhardwaj