FA Welfare Officer Workshop

FA Welfare Officers Workshop

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARTICIPANTS

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, in line with UK Government and FA advice at this time, we have postponed all FA Education Courses until further notice. 

Whilst we aren't currently accepting bookings for date specific courses, we are inviting people to Register your Interest in future courses. By doing so now you will help us better plan where and when courses are organised across the region once we are able to resume.

 

To Register Your Interest in this course, scroll to the 'Available Dates' section at the bottom of this page and click on the 'Register Your Interest' tab.

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: 2 hours

Price: £35 (£30 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)

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COURSE DETAILS

Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football Welfare Officer.

This two-hour workshop is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. Building on the Safeguarding Children Workshop, it focuses on the specifics of the role, what is required, and the key tools needed to carry out the role. It also explains where to go for professional support and guidance, and how to access more information if needed.

Delivered via a virtual classroom, learners should expect an interactive session and will be encouraged to participate through a chat function as well as via microphone, where relevant.

During this course you will cover:

  • Safeguarding frameworks
  • Taking action
  • Recruitment, education, monitoring and compliance
  • Children’s voices

Technical Requirements

You can access the virtual classroom through your mobile phone, tablet, PC or laptop. We would recommend using the largest device you have available for the best learning experience. The virtual classroom is powered by Microsoft Teams. You will need to download the app to use on a mobile or tablet and would advise this for use on a PC or laptop for the best user experience. You can find out more about Microsoft Teams here.

You will need the following equipment:

  • Device with internet access
  • Headset or a device with speakers 
  • Device with a microphone

Course Pre-requisites

You are required to have completed The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop before applying for this workshop.

It’s also mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA Criminal Record Check – so learners are advised to have, as a minimum, submitted their CRC application prior to attending this training.

Outcomes

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what needs to be in place for clubs/leagues to safeguard and protect children effectively 
  • Describe your roles and responsibilities and those of other designated persons in grassroots football
  • Act on reported concerns about poor practice and abuse within or outside football
  • Begin an action plan for your club/league

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Time
4:56PM
Location
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Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Please also note; when signing up to one of our courses, please include relevant medical information in the 'sign up note' box.