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
Upcoming Dates

10:00, Monday 2 August 2021

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18:00, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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18:00, Tuesday 10 August 2021

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13:00, Thursday 12 August 2021

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18:00, Wednesday 18 August 2021

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10:00, Saturday 21 August 2021

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18:00, Monday 23 August 2021

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13:00, Tuesday 24 August 2021

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18:00, Wednesday 1 September 2021

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18:00, Thursday 2 September 2021

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18:00, Monday 6 September 2021

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13:00, Friday 10 September 2021

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18:00, Tuesday 14 September 2021

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10:00, Saturday 18 September 2021

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18:00, Wednesday 22 September 2021

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10:00, Saturday 25 September 2021

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13:00, Monday 27 September 2021

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18:00, Tuesday 28 September 2021

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course Frequently asked questions

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