FA Welfare Officers Workshop

Awarded by the FA, this short 3 hour course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football club Welfare Officer and to clarify the support networks for designated individuals in football. The course supports the FA’s strategic goal to raise standards across the game

Course Info

  • Minimum Age: 18 Years
  • Course Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £35 Per Candidate | £31.50 (Charter Standard Development / Club member) | £28 (Charter Standard Community Club member / FA Licensed Coach)
  • Frequency: Approximately 1 scheduled per month
  • Pre-requisites: FA Safeguarding Children qualification & FA CRB enhanced disclosure

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone wishing to take up the position of Welfare Officer at a football club or league. You must be at least 18 year of age and have completed your Safeguarding Children in Football qualification and have an accepted FA CRB enhanced disclosure. You will have a keen interest in helping to implement best practice processes at your club / league and have an understanding of how to support others in the safeguarding network.

What can I expect from the course?

3 hours in duration, managed by an experienced and fully qualified FA Welfare Tutor, the course format is classroom based and will provide you with the tools you need to carry out your role as a Welfare Officer. 

On completion of the course, you will have/be able to; 

  • An understanding of the Club Welfare role and responsibilities
  • An understanding of the responsibilities of others in the safeguarding support network
  • Identify the club / league building blocks required to demonstrate best practice in relation to safeguarding
  • Have confidence to act upon concerns of poor practice
  • Pass on concerns of possible abuse within and outside of a football environment
  • Understand the CRM process and communication of the process to relevant personnel within your club / league

How do I find out when the next available course is on?

You can find a list of Club Welfare Officer workshops HERE however new course dates can often be announced and occasionally existing course dates/venues are subject to change. It’s always best to check the Lincolnshire FA website to get the most up to date course information.

I’ve found the course I want – how do I enrol?

The quickest and easiest way is to enrol is via our Online Course Booking Service. The online service is available 24/7 so can be accessed at a time that suits you. It will allow you to conveniently view course details and the number of remaining places available on each course and enable you to make an instant secure payment which guarantee’s your place on the course at the touch of a button! Payment can be made with all major credit and debits cards.

Access to our secure online booking service can be found by visiting HERE 

If you have any questions please contact Lincolnshire FA 08449 67 07 08 | gary.rooney@lincolnshirefa.com / chris.funnell@lincolnshirefa.com

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