Courses

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Ever fancied yourself as a football coach and think you could develop, motivate and improve players? How about becoming a Referee? You may have also considered supporting a club or league by becoming their Welfare, Safeguarding or First Aid Officer?

Here at the Berks & Bucks Football Association we would like to offer you a course to develop any role in grassroots football and to gain an officially recognised FA Qualification. Berks & Bucks FA provides a series of training courses and development opportunities for Coaches, all of which can be found here.

Berks & Bucks FA courses also cater for vitally important development needs of Referee's, Welfare Officers, Safeguarding Children Officers, Emergency First Aiders and Football Futures Volunteers to name but a few.

If you have found the right course for you, click Enrol and follow the instructions to our secure payments facility using your credit or debit card. As always, our Football Development Team are also on hand to answer any questions you might have so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have an enquiry.   

Standalone Course Procedure
There are new guides now in place for organising a standalone course at your club or organisation.
Guides have been written for how to organise the following courses:

  • Emergency Aid or Safeguarding Children workshop
  • Level 1 course or Level 2 (Block 1, 2 or 3) course
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club Event

To organise a course, please fill in the expression of interest forms at the end of each document which can be found below, and return to Ashley.March@Berks-BucksFA.com, taking into account the timescales required to organise the course.

David Goodwin, Wokingham & Emmbrook ran a CPD event recently:
"We welcomed Danny Fenner and Lawrence Lok from the BBFA to Wokingham and Emmbrook FC for an in-house CPD session on Wednesday 16th March 2016.

After 30 mins of classroom-based discussion around the topic of attacking play, 14 of our under 11 age-group arrived and the focus switched to the floodlit area outside the clubhouse. The players were immediately thrust into arrival activities linked to the session theme and to warm up in the low temperatures. Over the next hour the group played a number of conditioned games to work on the topic, including one with the goals moved onto the edge of the penalty areas...but turned around! After some initial head-scratching the players quickly solved the problem and looked to move the ball wide quickly to get around the back. Throughout this session Danny, the lead coach, could be heard via a mic and Lawrence added further detail for the observing coaches.

A half hour debrief and Q&A followed, and sixteen Wokingham and Emmbrook coaches went away engaged and with new ideas, plus two hours of CPD towards their Licenced Coaches Club renewal. I would like to thank Danny and Lawrence for their time, and Ashley's support in organising, and following great feedback from attendees look forward to welcoming them back to Wokingham & Emmbrook in the future."