Good coaching is the backbone of successful teams at all levels. Most players and people working with teams have a good knowledge of the game; however the ability to deliver that knowledge to players in an effective, progressive and structured manner is the difference between a coaching session and a practice.

Completing a coaching course will facilitate your ability to understand the methodology and technical detail required to be a teacher of the game.

Gloucestershire FA are committed to the development of the counties coaches and have a number of initiatives in place to support this progression - running an extensive coach education programme, FA Licenced Coaches’ In-Service events and annual Coaches Conference.

The Courses that we will be running in 2016/17 include:

Core Coaching Qualifications
FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
FA Goalkeeping Level 1
FA Goalkeeping Certificate Level 2

Additional Coaching Course Provision
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course
FA Junior Football Leaders Award

Other Courses
FA Welfare Officers Workshop
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
FA Emergency First Aid

Please note that spaces on the courses are limited, therefore early booking is advisable!

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Places will only be reserved on receipt of an online booking and payment or completed application form and payment. Payment can be made by cash in person (please do not send cash through the post) and cheques made payable to Gloucestershire County Football Association.

Forms and payment must be sent to Gloucestershire FA, Oaklands Park, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG. A receipt or VAT invoice can be provided upon request.

Once your place is confirmed you are required to give us 7 working days notice should you have to cancel your place in order to receive a refund or to transfer your place on to another GFA coaching course. Cancellations within 7 days from the start of the course will not be eligible for a refund. All online cancellations will incur a transaction administration fee.

Please note:
* Course prices, dates and venues may be subject to change during the year.
* If any of the modules on a course should fall below the minimum number of candidates required, the County FA reserves the right to cancel the course without prior notice and re-schedule for a later date.
* Candidates must complete ALL modules on the respective course before being certificated. Please ensure you can attend all modules before booking on a place on any course.

If you would like any further information on Coach Education Courses please contact us on 01454 615888 (option 1) or


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