Becoming a Coach

Staffordshire FA offer a wide range of coach education courses throughout the year for coaches and clubs to support them in assisting their player’s development.

Whether you are a new coach wanting to get onto the coaching pathway, a coach that already has experience and wants to progress further with your qualifications or are supporting a club as welfare officer or first aider there are plenty of courses to choose from, all of which can be found at the bottom of the page.

To view The FA's coaching pathway please click HERE.

To view our Course Brochure for 2015/2016 please click HERE.


How to book onto a course:

You can book online for any of our courses by clicking on this link - BOOKING ONLINE
All you need to do is click the course you want to book onto, enter your FAN number and password, check your details are all correct and then proceed to the secure payment section. Once you have paid you will receive a confirmation email and you are booked straight onto the course.

You can also book on by completing the application form attached at the bottom of the page and sending back with payment to Jan Scott, Staffordshire FA, Dyson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0LQ. Once received by Staffordshire FA your booking will be confirmed via email.

Please Note: No places can be reserved until application form and payment is received by Staffordshire FA.



Unfortunately due to an increasing number of candidates cancelling at late notice, it is with regret that we have had to make changes to our booking policy. Therefore the ‘Association’ has introduced a strict cancellation and transfer policy. Should a candidate need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:
  • More than 14 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge.
  • 14 days or less notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10.
  • 7 days or less notice – No refund is returned, only transfer available for a surcharge of £10.

Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional may be requested.


Transfer Fee

Candidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 14 days prior to the commencement date will incur the following cost:

An administration fee of £10 will be charged.


Further Information

If you have any queries regarding any of the above please contact Safeguarding and Education Officer, Jan Scott on any of the following:
(T): 01785 256994
(M): 07969 294023


Course List:

FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

Level 1 Goalkeeping Coaching Award

Level 2 Goalkeeping Coaching Certificate

FA Youth Award Module 1 - Developing the Environment

FA Youth Award Module 2 - Developing the Practice

Mentoring Adults

Coaching Disabled Footballers

Coaching Blind Footballers

Safeguarding Children Workshop

Welfare Officer Workshop

Emergency Aid Workshop

Basic First Aid for Sport


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Malpractice Statement

Equality Policy

Fair Assessment Statement

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