FAW grassroots coaching qualification expiry dates to change
31 March 2020

FAW grassroots coaching qualification expiry dates to change

The expiry dates of Football Association of Wales grassroots qualifications is changing.
On April 1, 2020, expiry dates of level 1 and level 2 qualifications will change from December 31 to May 31.
This is to further enhance and support the alignment of coach education, club accreditation and the recent addition of the coach registration process, via Comet.
For example, if a coach attends a Football Leaders Award on or after April 1, 2020, the expiry date on the certificate will be May 31, 2023.
A coach who completed the Football Leaders Award on January 30, would have expiry date on the certificate will be December 31, 2023.
If you have a certificate with an expiry date of December 31, this will stand until revalidation. Once you attend the relevant revalidation events, the new expiry will show as May 31.

This change will affect the following courses:

  • FAW Football Leaders Award
  • FAW Goalkeepers Award
  • FAW First Aid for Football Award
  • FAW Safeguarding Award
  • FAW Futsal Award
  • FAW Coaching Footballers with a Disability
  • FAW C Certificate
  • FAW C Certificate Coaching Goalkeepers
  • FAW C Certificate Intensive
  • FAW C Certificate Youth / Senior Workshops

The following will remain December 31, to follow UEFA Coaching Convention:

  • UEFA B Licence
  • UEFA B Residential
  • FAW B Licence Coaching Goalkeepers
  • UEFA A & Elite Youth A Licence
  • UEFA Pro Licence


Please direct any queries to the coach education administration team