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Here you'll find all of the information around the coaching courses we deliver. 
One of the biggest influences in any player's career is their coach. Coaching is an opportunity to inspire a new generation of players, giving them the skills they need to go on and play the beautiful game for many years.

To give their players the best opportunity to develop, achieve their maximum potential and importantly, enjoy the game, coaches must be aware of the latest techniques and philosophies involved in coaching the game.

Here in Cornwall we are committed to offering a large variety of inclusive and supportive coaching courses along every step of the coaching pathway. We offer courses that support brand new volunteers right up to coaches who have been working in the game for a long time and are looking for a challenge.


Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents/carers, spectators and football facility providers should read The FA’s full guidelines, which are accessible below, in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19. 


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Become a Coach

Ever thought about getting into football coaching? Think you could develop and motivate players?

Coaching provides a range of benefits, including:

  • A way to give back to the local community
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of football
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • A chance to meet and make new friends

If that ins't enough reason why not check out some of the things coaches who have been through our pathway thought about the experience!



Development and Courses
As you may or may not be aware all FA Coach Education courses were suspended at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.  As a result, we were forced to make the difficult decision to formally cancel several courses which were scheduled to have started earlier this year. 

COVID-19 continues to impact on The FA and Cornwall FA’s ability to offer face to face education. With the ongoing restrictions that Covid-19 has imposed upon us all, we are still unable to deliver courses in a safe manner for everyone without also devaluing the course or content delivered to you as coaches/volunteers/referees/football family.  In addition, a number of FA staff, including our County Coach Developer who tutor numerous courses, are undertaking a formal period of consultation with The FA which has made staffing the various courses to the requisite standard more difficult than normal. 

Please see “Cornwall FA Interim Qualifications Guidance – Season 2020-2021” for further information and links to all the relevant courses. 

There are also other online e-learning opportunities available to you if you visit The FA’s Boot Room at all of which will help you as you continue your learning journey.

Development and Courses


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CoachingĀ Support

Cornwall FA works hard to provide support to our county's coaches at all levels of football - we're with you every step of the way.

Support, initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.