Good coaches are vital to the development of football in Wales. They provide the knowledge for players to succeed at every level and play a pivotal role in the development of our young players.

Whether you wish to coach within the Senior Game, Academy Programmes or on a Sunday morning at grass roots level, the Welsh Football Trust offers courses for candidates at all levels through our extensive Coach Education Programme including Age Specific Pathways.

Through our programmes, we develop coaches through technical, tactical and medical courses. Each course is delivered by fully accredited and qualified staff to provide thorough, professional advice and support throughout training, Including a wonderful mentoring environment no matter which level of the coaching ladder your currently upon.

Our programmes are so successful that they also draw people in from beyond Wales, including managers of English Premiership clubs.

How to join a coaching course

The first step in becoming a coach is to enrol for a Welsh Football Trust Foundation Award (See FAW Coach Education Pathway) or view our new home of FAW Coach Education at, By getting on the coaching ladder candidates have the opportunity to progress through respective coaching qualifications and to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching.

All courses are conducted in a friendly and open manner with an emphasis placed on the sharing of experiences and views. Candidates enroling on courses should be open minded to new ideas and be open to share opinions and views on subjects covered throughout the courses.

Another Exciting partnership and benefit on the FAW Coach Education Pathway is our current development opportunity with Sports Session Planner, a leading Online Session development tool, allowing all coaches accessing our programmes an opportunity to gain a free trial and short membership with Sports Session Planner and join our growing Online network of coaches to create, share and discuss coaching sessions for all ages and abilities with all Coaches of similar experiences across Wales.

Feel free to click the following link to find out more about coaching in Wales.

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