FA CPD Events

Coach CPD

Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.

Cumberland FA are currently developing a localised coach development offer which will involve the delivery of local events/workshops.

Coaches CPD programme in Cumberland

We are excited to announce confirmation of 4 CPD events coming up soon, with more to be announced! 

We are also running a competition as part of our work towards achieving the Equality Standard for Sports. We will be giving away a Samba Tactics Board, 8 Zilando Water Bottles, a Respect Barrier, and a Respect Coaches Pack!

Click this link to enter for free


Play Phase with Pete Sturgess in partnership with Westmorland FA

We are delighted to have Pete back in the County to deliver a ‘Play Phase’ workshop.

Pete Sturgess

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Host: Pete Sturgess
Venue: Penrith AFC - Google Maps Link 
Capacity: 70 Places
Cost: Free – Places prioritised to England Football Accredited Clubs

Register Link: Click Here 

Who Should Attend?

This event is ideal for coaches who work with players under the age of 7 or anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge of coaching young players. Pete Sturgess, widely regarded as the godfather of coaching young footballers, will share invaluable insights and golden nuggets of knowledge to enrich your coaching skills.

The Play Phase scheme is crucial for giving children aged four to six the best possible start in their football journey, focusing on their development and introduction to the sport.

What Can Coaches Expect?

Attendees can look forward to:

Understanding the Play Phase and its significance
Gaining insights into children's overall development
Exploring the power of play in football coaching
Learning how to become an effective Captain of Play

The practical session will equip coaches with techniques to help young players:

Build comfort with the football from a young age
Enhance teamwork skills
Develop an understanding of directional play
The session will cover various aspects of play, including imaginative play, object play, social play, and physical play, providing coaches with a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize the learning experience for young players

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of your young players and take your coaching skills to new heights! Register now to secure your spot at this insightful CPD event.

Play Phase

Coaching Disabled Footballers

Date: Sunday 28th April 2024
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Chris Welburn
Venue: Lakes College Active Zone Sports Hall - Google Maps Link
Capacity: 20 Places
Cost: FREE

Register Link: Click Here

England Football have also launched a brand new free online Introduction to Coaching Disabled Footballers course that can be completed via: this link.

Coaching Disabled Footballers

Developing on the Pitch

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2024
Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Chris Welburn
Venue: Whitehaven AFC 3G, Coach Rd, Whitehaven CA28 9DB - Google Maps Link 
Capacity: 80 Places
Cost: Free – Places prioritised to England Football Accredited Clubs

Register Link: Click Here 

developing on the pitch

Cumberland FA Coaches Community
Coaches communityFollowing feedback from the Cumberland grassroots community, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Cumberland FA Coaches Community. 

Please see below links to access the Facebook closed group or the WhatsApp Group (for Over 18s ONLY). Membership is completely FREE!

Facebook: Click here to join the group and complete the membership questions.
WhatsApp: Click on the links to join our new Community on WhatsApp so we can share information and also give Coaches an opportunity to network. If you would like to join please click on the links: (Announcements) and (Chat).

(participants will need approval to join the group)

We have the following Face to Face dates for diaries in 2024 so far, please see below:

- Wednesday 20th March, 24 – Whitehaven
- Tuesday 2nd April – Carlisle
- Wednesday 24th April – Penrith AFC: Play Phase with Pete Sturgess!
- Wednesday 8th May, 24 – Whitehaven: Developing on the Pitch

Coaches community

Details to be confirmed. Registrations will open soon.

Coach CPD delivered during 2023-24

- Start of Season CPD - Benefits of Small Sided Games & Developing on the pitch (September Face to Face) 

- Female Coach Development Session (September Face to Face, November Online)

- Introduction To Futsal CPD (November Online)

- Tackling Type 1 Diabetes and football (November Online)

Answers to your frequently asked questions

Absolutely. The FA runs events all over the country and for all levels. To explore events please visit our national CPD events page here.

If you're an FA Level 1 or 2 learner, continuous professional development hours are optional and so there is no longer a requirement for licensing .

If you're a UEFA qualified coach, however, you are required to complete 15 hours of CPD every three years to maintain your licence, which The FA recommends is best achieved by completing 5 hours per season

Get in Touch

Cumberland FA

 Tel: 01900 511800

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Email: Development@CumberlandFA.com
Female coaching event

Female Coach Development Group

Providing female coaches with the opportunity to connect with other female coaches in the area and learn and develop in a supportive environment.