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Entry Routes to Licensed Coaching:
Entry route 1: National D Licence
From Grassroots Pathway in which the coach has completed 40 hours of grassroots education and then applies for the National D Licence.
Entry route 2: National C Licence
Any coach who currently has the FAI Youth Certificate have up until the end of 2017 to complete a conversion course to convert their qualification to a National C Licence – from 2018 onwards those with an FAI Youth Certificate will have to complete the full C Licence course.
Entry point 3: National C Licence
Once a coach has completed their National D Licence they then progress onto National C Licence. It is also the case that this is also the entry point for SSE Airtricity League or Elite Players.
Entry point 4: UEFA B
Once a coach has completed the National C Licence they will be recommended a time frame to progress to the UEFA B. Specialist Criteria: Under UEFA Convention, a former/current player whom has a minimum of five years of active playing (minimum 10 appearances annually) in the SSE Airtricity League or higher can enter at this phase.
Coaches must have the UEFA B for a minimum of 12 months
UEFA Elite Youth A Licence
Coach can enter this once they have an A Licence.
UEFA Pro Licence
Coach must have the A Licence for minimum 12 months and be working at required level