FA Education Online Courses

Online Safeguarding

RE-CERTIFY your Safeguarding qualification...

The Online Safeguarding Children Recertification Course is an interactive course available free of charge for anyone in football who has previously completed the three hour face-to-face Safeguarding Children Workshop.

The course includes:
• The role of designated people in football
• Safer practice with under-18s
• Safer use of social media
• Safeguarding disabled children
• Listening to children
• Recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse
• How and when to report safeguarding concerns

The course uses case studies, interactive tasks and interviews to bring the material to life. On completion, records will automatically update with a new qualification and the learner can also print a certificate. Please note it may take up to seven days for a qualification to show on a learner’s records.Online Safeguarding Children Re-Certification Course

Online Safeguarding for Committee Members...

The Online Safeguarding for Committee Members (SCM) course is a free online course written for the Club Secretary, Chair, Treasurer and Club Welfare Officers, in clubs with teams that are under-18s and below.

The course explores the key safeguarding building blocks in clubs such as effective committees, safer recruitment, building safe environments and recognising and reporting concerns. It addresses whistleblowing and stresses how important the committee is in supporting the Club Welfare Officer to embed safeguarding.

Please Note: It is a mandatory affiliation requirement for grassroots, steps 1-7 and WPL clubs with youth teams (under-18s and below) for the following committee members: Secretary, Chairperson, Treasurer and Club Welfare Officer to have completed this course. It is also a mandatory affiliation requirement for the following Youth League committee members: League Secretary, League Chairperson, League Treasurer, League Welfare Officer and League Player Registration Officer to have completed this course. If an individual holds more than one role you only need to take the course once. Sussex County FA encourage all Management Committee members to take this course.
Safeguarding for Committee Members Course

It is recommended those who work in youth football renew every three years
Anyone in football who has previously completed the three hour face-to- face Safeguarding Children Workshop


Depends on the learner, but usually around two hours
Yes, people can take the course in their own time and at their own pace. Please note all five modules must be completed before the certificate can be issued
Yes, the course should open on most devices including laptops and tablets although learners are advised to use Google Chrome to access the course

The link to reset your password will be sent to the email address that is held on your FA record. Please contact the Sussex County FA to add or amend your details, email Info@SussexFA.com or call 01903 753547

Get In Touch

Phone: 01903 768578
(9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: Safeguarding@SussexFA.com