The learning process does not stop for the Football Association of Ireland’s Coach Education Department as they prepare to roll out more UEFA courses in 2021.
The application process is now opened for coaches interested in obtaining the UEFA Elite Youth A Licence, UEFA B Licence or UEFA A Licence.
The Coach Education Department have worked hard over recent months to adapt to restrictions around COVID-19 and each course delivered will be tailored with Government & Health Service Executive protocols in mind.
Integration of video technology and performance analysis software has enabled many Grassroots courses to take place over recent weeks, so now the focus is switching to elite UEFA courses for next year.
Craig Sexton, FAI Coach Education Coordinator, said: “We are delighted to launch the application process for a number of our 2021 UEFA Licence courses. Following on from a full application process, we look forward to accepting our first cohort of students on their 2021 UEFA Licence journey. “
We are hopeful of working as normal in delivering the courses in 2021, but we are also fully prepared to adapt and to deliver an effective programme for all coaches within the current climate and following Government & HSE protocols.
“As we move into our 19th year delivering UEFA Licence courses, we have made a number of exciting changes to our Coach Education Pathway and we have also adapted a number of elements within our delivery of all courses to ensure that our courses go above and beyond the reality-based learning model and we are eager to develop our coaches within this.”
UEFA A Licence
Block 1: February 23rd – 25th, Cork March & April – Club Visit
Block 2: May 18th-20th, Cork June & July – Club Visit
Block 3: August 24th – 26th, Cork September & October – Club Visit
Block 4: November 2nd – 4th, Cork November & December – Club Visit
Applications Open – October 27th Applications Close – January 4th
UEFA B Licence
Block 1: February 16th – 18th, Dublin
Block 2: April 13th-15th, Dublin May-June – Club Vist
Block 3: July 27th -29th, Dublin
Block 4: September 28th – 30th, Dublin October – December – Club Visit
Applications Open – October 27th Applications Close – January 11th
UEFA Elite Youth A Licence
Block 1: March 9th-11th, Dublin
Block 2: May 25th-27th, Dublin
Block 3: August 10th-12th, TBC
Block 4: September 14th – 16th, Dublin
Block 5: September-December – Club Visit
Applications Open – October 27th Applications Close – January 25th