UEFA online course: Child safeguarding for coaches

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We acknowledge the key role that coaches play in safeguarding children. This specialised course will help coaches to enhance their knowledge and improve child safeguarding practices.  

In order to take this course, you must be a registered member. If you are not a member yet, please register here. If you are member, please log in and access the course below. Everyone who completes the course will be able to receive a certificate.


What topics does the course cover?

  • The role of coaches in safeguarding
  • Recognising signs of abuse
  • Specific risk issues for children involved in football activities
  • How to respond to safeguarding concerns. 


Who is this course for?

This course is specifically directed at coaches, acknowledging the key role that they play in safeguarding children. 


How long will it take to complete the module?

This course takes approximately 45 minutes. 


When can I take this module?

This course is available anytime on any device.

It is recommended to complete the awareness raising module on child safeguarding in football before starting this course.


In which language(s) is the course available?

The courses can be accessed from any location online, are free and available in English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Romanian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, as well as adapted to the Swiss context. 


Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, all registered users will receive a certificate for each completed course (the certificate will be issued in the language of the taken course). Please note that the certificates are a record of completion of the e-learning training. They do not constitute certification of a formal qualification.


How can I provide feedback?

We strongly believe in continuously improving our training and value your personal learning experience. Therefore, at the end of the course we invite you to answer a couple of questions. We appreciate your effort and thank you for your contribution!


Training and capacity development
Child safeguarding