CPD Events

Bedfordshire FA organise CPD events for local coaches and FA licensed coaches looking to further their knowledge and development in coaching.

The CPD events will count towards 2/3 hours CPD for coaches. FA Licensed Coaches Club members are required to complete the following hours per season in order to renew their membership;

Level 1 (FA Licensed Coach) - 3 hours CPD

Level 2 & 3 (FA Licensed Coach) - 5 hours CPD

We recommend that all coaches who have the pre requisites of becoming an FA Licensed Coach (FA Level 1 and in date Emergency First Aid/Safeguarding Certificate) register today. Click HERE to register.


The CPD events will cover a variety of topics conveyed through a practical element and presentations delivered by The FA Skills team, FA County Coach Developer and Regional Coach Development staff.


2016-2017 CPD Events

Please take a look at our newly scheduled events for the current season.

Thursday 6th October - Developing a Coaching Philosophy ##View Presentation##

Tuesday 25th October - Coaching Fundamentals ##View Presentation##

Thursday 17th November - Talent ID

Thursday 24th November - Developing the Player ##View Presentation##

Tuesday 13th December - Using Technology in Grassroots Football ##View Presentation##

Thursday 19th January - Developing Attacking Play ##View Presentation##

Thursday 16th February - Developing Defending Play BOOK NOW!

Thursday 23rd March - Coach in Action BOOK NOW!

2015-2016 CPD Events

Monday 18th January - Developing Attacking (5-11) ## View Presentation ##

Tuesday 16th February - Integrating the Goalkeeper (5-11) - Unaccredited CPD.

Wednesday 16th March - Developing Defending (5-11) ## View Presentation ##

Monday 11th April - Defending from the Front ## View Presentation ##

Monday 23rd May - Developing a Club Philosophy ## View Presentation ##

Monday 6th June - Future Game Systems of Play ## View Presentation ##

Wednesday 13th July - Match Day Management

Monday 8th August - Match & Player Analysis ## View Presentation ## / Guide to Managing Grassroots Football

Bespoke Club CPD

We are now looking to make our CPD events more accessible and provide opportunities county wide.

If clubs wish to host CPD events please contact James.Petty@BedfordshireFA.com / 01582 565111. Please note that FA Skills Coaches and FA Coach Mentors will accredit CPD hours for these events.

FA Coach Mentor Programme

10 Charter Standard Clubs have also been allocated a FA Coach Mentor in support of their ambitions to improve coaching standards and develop their clubs. For more information on the National FA Coach Mentor programme, click HERE

If you are interested in finding out more / would like a FA Coach Mentor at your club please contact James.Petty@BedfordshireFA.com / 01582 565111.

National Courses + CPD

The FA also provides numerous CPD events and courses aimed at Level 1 through to Level 5 coaches. Please click HERE for the latest CPD/Courses/Conference/Seminars and Study visits.