FA CPD Events

CPD Events

Continued learning opportunities


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.

Please see below the first two CPD events as part of the first phase of the Cumberland Coaches CPD programme for the 22/23 season. The topics of the initial workshops are based on the feedback from the grassroots community from the Cumberland FA Coach Support Survey:


Future opportunities will be advertised here and on our social media channels.

The free spaces on the below CPD events are limited and will be prioritised to grassroots coaches from England Football Accredited Clubs.

Benefits of Small Sided Games

Date: Wednesday 5 April 2023
Host: FA Regional Coach Development Officer – Sarah Lowden
Time: 6.00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Whitehaven AFC 3G, Coach Rd, Whitehaven CA28 9DB
Capacity: 70 Places
Cost: Free – Places prioritised to England Football Accredited Clubs

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Grassroots coaches can learn how to develop skilful play through small sided games by attending this CPD workshop at Whitehaven AFC on Wednesday 5th April (18:00-20:30).

Delivered by Sarah Lowden, FA Coach Development Officer, the session will bring examples of small sided games to life, and show and how they can be used to benefit the development of your players holistically. Sarah will share a range of in and out of possession small sided games, designed to help you develop more skilful players.

What Can Coaches Expect to Take Away? 

1) Some example practices that they could use to support them with this topic. 
2) An understanding of the benefits of small sided games to aid progress and the development of skilful players. 
3) An insight into utilising constraints/practice considerations within small sided games to support players' skill progression.

The workshop will aim to answer a number of common questions from coaches, such as:

Why should I have small sided games in my sessions? 
How do small sided games link to the FA 4 Corner Model? 
How can small sided games help further develop our players?


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