Tuesday, 15 February 2011
The University of Worcester has been selected to host a top Football Association coaching course.
The University will be hosting the FA’s UEFA Football Coaching Award (level 3) this summer. The national qualification is a minimum requirement for anyone looking to get into Premier League Football Academies.
The University is one of only 16 venues, outside of the professional game, in the Country chosen to host the course this year, and one of only two in the West Midlands.
The course will start in August on the University’s new Third Generation astroturf. The University is already accredited to run 1st4sport Level 1 and 2 football coaching courses and is currently working with the Worcestershire Football Association to develop a new and exciting refereeing programme.
Craig Williams, the University’s Sports & Recreation Facilities Manager and FA Tutor, said: “It is fantastic to be chosen to host the Level 3 coaching award. It now means that our students have the chance to take Levels 1, 2 and 3 coaching qualifications, as well as qualifications in futsal, disabled football and refereeing. They can leave university with not only a top degree but a really strong football coaching profile.
“With the excellent support of the Worcestershire FA’s development team, University students and community coaches within the County have the chance to gain a wide range of qualifications and experience that can only help to further the game here in Worcestershire.”
To find out more about football coaching qualifications at the University contact Mr Williams on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the UEFA B course please email FA Learning - FALearningSupport@TheFA.com