The FA

Welfare Officers Course

About The Course

Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football Welfare Officer. This course will replace the Welfare Officers Workshop.

This two-hour course is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. Building on the Safeguarding Children Course, it focuses on the specifics of the role, what is required, and the key tools needed to carry out the role. It also explains where to go for professional support and guidance, and how to access more information if needed.

Delivered via a virtual classroom, learners should expect an interactive session and will be encouraged to participate through a chat function as well as via microphone, where relevant.

 

During this course you will cover:

  • Safeguarding frameworks
  • Taking action
  • Recruitment, education, monitoring and compliance
  • Children’s voices

Technical Requirements

You can access the virtual classroom through your mobile phone, tablet, PC or laptop. We would recommend using the largest device you have available for the best learning experience. The virtual classroom is powered by Microsoft Teams. You will need to download the app to use on a mobile or tablet and would advise this for use on a PC or laptop for the best user experience. You can find out more about Microsoft Teams here.

You will need the following equipment:

  • Device with internet access
  • Headset or a device with speakers 
  • Device with a microphone

Course Pre-requisites

You are required to have completed The FA Safeguarding Children Course before applying for this course.

It’s also mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA Criminal Record Check – so learners are advised to have, as a minimum, submitted their DBS application prior to attending this training.

Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what needs to be in place for clubs/leagues to safeguard and protect children effectively 
  • Describe your roles and responsibilities and those of other designated persons in grassroots football
  • Act on reported concerns about poor practice and abuse within or outside football
  • Begin an action plan for your club/league

Course availability

Saturday 26 March

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Saturday 26 March, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Tuesday 29 March

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Tuesday 29 March, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Thursday 31 March

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Thursday 31 March, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Wednesday 06 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Wednesday 06 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Friday 08 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Friday 08 April, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Monday 11 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Monday 11 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Tuesday 12 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Tuesday 12 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Thursday 14 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Thursday 14 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Wednesday 20 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Saturday 23 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Saturday 23 April, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Monday 25 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Monday 25 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Thursday 28 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Thursday 28 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Friday 29 April

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Friday 29 April, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Tuesday 03 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Tuesday 03 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Friday 06 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Friday 06 May, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Monday 09 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Monday 09 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Wednesday 11 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Wednesday 11 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Friday 13 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Friday 13 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Thursday 19 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Thursday 19 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Saturday 21 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Saturday 21 May, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Monday 23 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Monday 23 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Wednesday 25 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Wednesday 25 May, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Friday 27 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Friday 27 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Monday 30 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Monday 30 May, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

Tuesday 31 May

Welfare Officers Course

Online Course

Schedule

  • Tuesday 31 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

  • Online
£25
£25

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