Football Association of Ireland
16th-18th Feb, 13th-15th April, 27th-29th July, 28th-30th Sep, + club visit tbc
||1) FAI C Licence (or equivalent National Association Award)
FAI C Licence holders should adhere to the timeline presented on completion of the FAI C Licence course before applying
2) Current Coaching Experience
At a minimum level, course students must be actively coaching a team of Elite Youth** or Senior players.
Applications will be considered from those not coaching at these levels provided a letter is submitted from the club/ team willing to provide an internship for the duration of the course
**For the purposes of applications for the UEFA ‘B’ Licence course, a coach working with “Elite Youth” players is deemed as being those currently working at either of the following levels:
- Minimum of U13 team playing in a Premier/ Elite Division
- U14 League Emerging Talent Programme squad
- Regional Emerging Talent Programme squad
3) Email Address and use of laptop/tablet
All course correspondence will be done via email, so all course students must have access to an active, personal email address that they check regularly.
Course candidates should also have access to the use of a laptop/tablet that they can bring to course dates for use in certain tasks and match analysis assignments.
4) Child Welfare Workshop Attendance
Every course applicant must provide evidence of attendance at a Child Welfare Workshop.
The Child Welfare course is accredited by the Irish Sports Council (ISC) and dates, times and locations of up-coming courses can be accessed here https://payments.fai.ie/child-welfare.html Equivalent courses (delivered in other countries) may also be accepted; please check with firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission.
5) Garda Vetting
Every course applicant must provide Garda vetting clearance. Details available to download from http://www.fai.ie/domestic/safeguarding/garda-vetting.
||DURATION / FORMAT
140 course contact hours consisting of:
• Practical & Theory
• UEFA B Licence Contact Blocks
• UEFA B Licence Online Workshops
• Course Tasks
• Individual and micro-group learning
Further time (up to 100 hours) should be committed by the course participant for the completion of:
• Club visits
• Compilation of learning portfolio
• Assignments and Tasks.
||The course is designed to assist coaches with the skills to be able to provide players and teams from youth to senior amateur level with a positive experience to enhance their performance through knowledge and skill acquisition, and must demonstrate competence in the following four areas:
• Player and environment
Coaches will develop through a “reality based” coaching model throughout, will develop all skills in an informal and formal manner and coaches will be give the opportunity to be competent in the below specific areas:
• Design and deliver training sessions to) players
• Coach) players during matches
• Manage the development of players
• Design, develop and monitor) players strategic year plan
• Deal with external factors
• Work on personal /self development
• Show respect/personal values
The student will be capable to coach a team during games based on pre-planned objectives to help enhance the development of the team/players while working within their player development plan from U14s to senior.
||HOW TO APPLY:
An application fee of € 30.00 applies to all submissions, this fee is non refundable.
Application fees should be processed here by clicking on the register button on the bottom right of this page.
Applicants will then receive a confirmation email, an application link will be included in the email and this should be completed online through the link provided in the confirmation email.
All applications received by the closing date of (11am) on11th January 2021. No late applications will be accepted will be considered.
A shortlisting process will take place after the closing date to ensure the best possible applicants are accepted onto the course.
As part of the application process, applicant may be required to complete an interview stage of the process.
Please note that competition for places is normally extremely high. Therefore, please follow the guidance notes on the application form to ensure that your application dossier is fully complete, thus giving yourself the best chance of entry.
||Mix of Theory and Practical
Dublin, Exact location TBC, null Dublin
Craig Sexton, Email: email@example.com