Peter Augustine

Courses FAQs

Courses

Lucy Pearson, Head of FA Education has written an open letter to all grassroots learners which you can read here.

The FA Playmaker Award is a FREE, “online” qualification, not only essential for new coaches and co-ordinators of FA Snickers Just Play and Wildcats Centres, it is open to everyone over the age of 14 who has an interest. It includes First Aid, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Safeguarding modules.

By the end of the 2020-21 season all new coaches must have completed: 

FA Playmaker Course - This FREE course is available now and should be completed asap as it includes First Aid, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Safeguarding modules.

By the end of June 2021 the following is also required:

Current FA Level 1 in Coaching Football or new online Level 1* 
Current FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) or new online IFAiF training* 
Current Safeguarding Workshop or new online safeguarding workshop* 

*L1 /SG/IFAiF courses to be available from March 2021

New coaches working in Youth Football also require an in-date FA DBS. Your Club Welfare Officer should be able to assist with the process.

Qualifications

To check your FA qualifications please go to myaccount.thefa.com

Surrey FA is working on how we can support ID document checks safely and will provide further guidance when we are able. In the meantime, you should register an online DBS account by clicking here and select REGISTER from the login screen and enter the information requested, including:

Org PIN: 102300

Org name: 1Surrey CFA

Secret word: Connaught

Once registered you can then login using the above organisation PIN, your email address and password created as part of the registration process and commence your online CRB application. You will be asked for your National Insurance, Passport and Driving Licence numbers so please ensure you have this information ready.

If you are currently in the process of completing your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Qualification and need this workshop in order to complete that qualification, then you should have been contacted about your next steps already.

Surrey FA has made the decision not to resume any face-to-face course delivery following this latest lockdown from 2nd December unless a course that had previously started but was not yet completed. From April 2021 The FA will be introducing new online course content which will include this first aid qualification.  Details of how to book will be released early in 2021.

In the interim you should complete the free online ‘FA Concussion Guidelines’ and ‘Sudden Cardiac Arrest’ workshops. You will still need to attend the new workshop when available from April 2021 as these are interim qualifications only.

If you are currently in the process of completing your FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Qualification and need this workshop in order to complete that qualification, then you should have been contacted about your next steps already.

Surrey FA has made the decision not to resume any face-to-face course delivery following this latest lockdown from 2nd December, unless a course that had previously started but was not yet completed. From April 2021 The FA will be introducing new online course content which will include this safeguarding qualification. Details of how to book will be released early in 2021.

In the interim you should complete the free online ‘Safeguarding For All’ course. You will still need to attend the new online workshop when available in April 2021 as this is an interim course only.

Coaches whose IFAiF has expired since 1 February 2020 or will before 31 July 2021 will have an extension to their IFAiF training until 31 July 2021.

All current coaches whose FA Safeguarding Children training has expired must complete the online FA Safeguarding Children Recertification.

Certificates

If you wish to provide evidence of completion you can do this by logging into My Account on The FA website where your full learning history will show. It will also show in WGS for your club to view. If you do require a certificate to provide evidence of completion outside of The FA network, please email your name and FAN along with confirmation of which certificate you require to Education@TheFA.com and the team will be able to provide a copy for you.  

If you wish to provide evidence of completion you can do this by logging into My Account on The FA website where your full learning history will show. It will also show in WGS for your club to view. If you do require a certificate to provide evidence of completion outside of The FA network, please email your name and FAN along with confirmation of which certificate you require to Education@TheFA.com and the team will be able to provide a copy for you.  

Charter Standard / FA Licensed Coaches Club / HIVE

By the end of the 2020/21 season all new coaches must have completed:

FA Playmaker Course - This FREE course is available now and should be completed asap as it includes First Aid, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Safeguarding modules.

Current FA Level 1 in Coaching Football or new online Level 1* 
Current FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) or new online IFAiF training* 
Current SCW or new online safeguarding workshop* 

*New L1 /SG/IFAiF courses to be available from March 2021

Coaches whose IFAiF has expired since 1 February 2020 or will before 31 July 2021 will have an extension to their IFAiF training until 31 July 2021 

All current coaches whose FA Safeguarding Children training has expired must complete the online FA Safeguarding Children Recertification.

Following the recent retirement of The FA Licensed Coaches Club website please refer to the dedicated LCC FAQ area for full details.

Please note that HIVE is being replaced by Telligent before the end of August 2020. Those of you that use this should already be aware of the need to copy any of your resources before the end of the August.

Should you no longer wish to take up the offer to transfer to the next available course, Surrey FA will issue you a full refund to the account used to purchase the place. If your place was purchased by a club, league or other party then the refund will only be issued to this person/organisation.

(FA Level 1, FA Level 2, Referee courses or Futsal courses only)

Our priority is to support you to complete the course as soon as possible and we shall allow a transfer to the same course, at the same stage where you had reached prior to the postponement. We will relax our transfer policy which would have previously incurred a fee for switching to other courses during this time.

Should you still wish to receive a refund please be aware you will only receive a partial refund depending on how much of the course is still left. For example, if you have are completing the FA Level 2 and have completed block 1 only, you will receive a £300 refund (150 for each remaining block).

Please note that if you chose to receive a refund you will not complete the respective qualification and will not be eligible for certification. You may also be liable to pay the full course costs should you apply again at a later date. This decision will be at the discretion of Surrey FA.

Surrey FA is not able to provide anyone who has received a bursary with a refund or cash alternative and therefore the bursary will need to be returned to Surrey FA.

If you received a bursary for part of the course then you will receive a refund equal to the amount that was paid by you, a club, league or other party.

We will still honour this bursary, subject to availability, should you wish to take up your place on the same course at a later date.

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