FA International Coaching Licence (CICL11) - Application Stage

Course Duration:

2 weeks residential


9th September – 22nd September 2012

Dates also available 3rd – 16th December 2012. Click here for more information.

Enrolment deadline:

7th August 2012


St. George's Park, subject to completion.

Course Tutor(s):

                                                                                         Alan Gillett (+ 3 FA Staff Tutors TBC)       

Course Fees (inclusive of VAT):





Fee includes:


Course Pre-requisites

Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years old


Candidates must be NON EU residents and have had:

EITHER: have had first class playing experience, with some coaching experience
OR: hold a high level coaching qualification from their home Association, or be a qualified teacher.

Who is it for?

Coaches working in elite football outside of the European Union.

Course Description


This is a three week residential course providing candidates with the opportunity to develop their football knowledge and coaching competencies through a variety of related activities.


Candidates will be instructed and assessed through a range of practical coaching activity. These activities reflect the structural requirements contained in Level 1-3 of the standard FA Coach Education Programme. Candidates will be eligible for certification appropriate to the individual level of competence they demonstrate.


Candidates who achieve all three elements of practical coaching activity will receive the FA International Coaching Licence and may be recommended to apply for the UEFA A Licence with The Football Association.

Course Content


The course content includes the following aspects:

  • The learning and coaching process
  • Match Analysis
  • Coaching Demonstrations by senior members of the FA Technical Department
  • Coaching Practice
  • Football Fitness and Football Psychology
  • Emergency Aid and Aspects of First Aid
  • Health & Safety
  • Growing up: Youth Players Football
  • Attitudes & Ethics
  • Laws of the Game
  • Visit to FA Premier League Matches
  • Visit to a Premier Club's Youth Academy

Pre-course task


Post-course task


Course Assessment

Candidates will be issued with a certificate of attendance on completion of the course, though they will also deliver one assessed session to determine whether they achieve a ‘Foundation’, ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level certificate. Candidates will also be given an Action Plan to assist them with their future coaching development.



Where to go next?

Course tutors will compile an Action Plan for each candidate, detailing their recommended progression.

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.


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.


To apply for this course, please log in below with your FA Number and Password. You will also need to email your CV/résumé to FALearningSupport@TheFA.com (Subject: ‘CICL09’), which must include your coaching/playing experience. Your application will then be vetted by the course director.

FA Learning will contact all applicants to notify them on the status of their application. We will endeavour to do so within 10 working days of application, though this may take longer, depending on the course director’s availability.

Successful applicants will receive a URL, directing them to make payment for the course. Places are not guaranteed until full payment has been made.

Unsuccessful applicants will receive feedback on their application.

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The deadline for registration has passed

Start date: 09/09/2012 9:00 AM
Register by: 01/08/2012 9:00 AM
*TBC* St. George's Park
Newborough Road
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