As a reminder, please see the table below for a summary of the League Rules regarding the qualifications required:
|Course / Qualification||Requirement||Initial||Renewal|
|CRC||Required for all managers / coaches||Contact your Club CWO||Contact your Club CWO|
|Safeguarding Children Course||Required for all managers / coaches||Safeguarding Children Course | The Boot Room (thefa.com) £30 online course Qualification is valid for 2 years**||Managers and Coaches are required to complete the Online Safeguarding Children Re-Certification as needed to ensure that the qualification remains in date. Renewal is free.|
|Introduction to First Aid in Football (previously FA Emergency Aid)*||At least one manager / coach with this qualification must be present all training sessions & matches. Best practice is for all coaches to hold an up to date Introduction to First Aid in Football qualification.||Introduction to First Aid in Football | The Boot Room (thefa.com) £30 2hr online course Qualification is valid for 3 years||Managers and Coaches are required to complete the Introduction to First Aid in Football as needed to ensure that the qualification remains in date.|
|BT Playmaker by England Football||Required for all managers / coaches if “Introduction to Coaching Football” or “Level 1” qualification not held. Recommended for anyone helping in football.||BT Playmaker by England Football | The Football Association (thefa.com) Free online course||n/a|
|Introduction to Coaching Football (Previously Level 1)||Recommended for all managers / coaches||Introduction to Coaching Football | The Boot Room (thefa.com) 4 week online course £160||n/a|
*Please note that the ‘Safeguarding Children Course’ and ‘Introduction to First Aid in Football’ are available as modules within ‘Introduction to Coaching Football’. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete ‘Safeguarding Children Course’ and ‘Introduction to First Aid in Football’ as separate courses until the qualifications are due for renewal.
** Qualifications obtained under the previous course “Safeguarding Children Workshop” are valid for 3 years.
- Only coaches with the above required qualifications are allowed in the technical area or to be involved at training.
- A maximum of three coaches are only allowed in the match day technical area.
- All remaining coaches on match days & non-qualified adults (including parent helpers) must be behind the respect line.
It is recommended that parents / carers complete the Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers | The Boot Room (thefa.com) . This is a free 30 minute online course which aims to give you the tools and information to recognise what should be in place to support your child to have a positive football experience in their club or football setting, as well as how to identify and report any concerns about poor practice or abuse