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Are you looking for a new challenge, a role that is rewarding and provides you with an opportunity to help inspire, motivate and develop the next generation of footballers across Berks & Bucks in safe and fun environments?

If you are, becoming a football coach could be the ideal football role for you. Many players can refer to a coach (past or present) that have inspired their journey in football; being a coach is one of the most rewarding roles in grassroots football.

At Berks & Bucks FA, we're committed to supporting both aspiring and experienced coaches along their journey in the game. We're here to help you become the best coach you can be and fulfil your potentional within the sport we all love.

For more information on getting started, or to continue your development, take a look through this section of our website or get in touch with us to discuss available opportunities.

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Development & Courses: COVID-19 UPDATE

Berks & Bucks FA will not be delivering courses between September and December 2020. We’ve been closely assessing the impact that lockdown and the COVID-19 crisis is having, and continues to have, on all our learners and stakeholders and, having carefully considered the implications of running courses, we have decided not to deliver any new face-to-face education courses between now and December. 

In regards to First Aid Qualifications, The FA have confirmed that all individuals whose IFAiF (FA Emergency First Aid) qualification expires between the 1st February 2020 and 31st July 2021 will have an extension applied to their FAN record with the date of expiry moving to 31st July 2021. Additionally, FA Education continue to offer two free online courses to support first aid in football, details of which can be found below.

Looking ahead, The FA are intending to launch a new delivery model from March 2021 with information being made available soon. 

We will also be creating a new and improved CPD programme for 2020/21 season to support local coaches to continue their development with details available soon. We do apologise for any inconvenience it may cause learners in the interim but we do look forward to the 2021 Education Programme and will update once information is available. 

Register Your Interest 

If you would like to register your interest for any FA course, please click here. Registering will enable us to keep you updated and provide information on FA courses for 2021.

During the interim period, there are courses and modules which new volunteers and coaches can access for free and these are signposted below.

The FA Playmaker

The FA Playmaker supported by BT: an introductory course for people over 14 new to support football activities.

This new, free, online entry-level football course includes information about equality, diversity, concussion and planning safe and inclusive football activities as well as an introductory safeguarding module called “Safeguarding For All".

The FA Safeguarding Children - Renewal

Individuals who’s FA Safeguarding qualification has expired, you are able to access the course for free by clicking here. 

This course is for learners whose FA Safeguarding Children Workshop or FA Safeguarding Children Re-Certification has expired (or is more than two-and-a-half years old).

The FA Safeguarding 'For All'

The FA Safeguarding 'For All' is an introductory safeguarding course identical to the module within The FA Playmaker that stands alone and can be taken by anyone over the age of 14.

This course examines what we mean by best practice, poor practice and abuse. Plus, you'll explore how you can help to create a safe environment and what to do if you have a concern.

The FA Concussion Guidelines

Learn how to recognise and manage a concussion from the time of injury through to a player's safe return to football.

By completing this short module you will earn the FA's Concussion Certificate and be able to download the full Concussion Guidelines.

The FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone.

This learning is designed to help you to recognise an SCA and respond appropriately. From next year, the module will become a compulsory element of The FA’s ‘Introduction to First Aid in Football’ (iFAiF), but will remain accessible and relevant to all FAN users.

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