UEFA coaching licences

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UEFA, the governing body for association football in Europe, mandates several coaching licences for professional football managers, each valid for coaching at different levels. These include the UEFA Pro Licence, UEFA A Licence, and UEFA B Licence. They are issued by each UEFA member state's football federation and are valid for three years. The purpose of the licences is identification.[citation needed]

UEFA Pro Licence from North Macedonia

UEFA Pro LicenceEdit

The UEFA Pro Licence is the highest coaching certification available in Europe, and generally follows the completion of the UEFA 'B' and 'A' licences.[1] A UEFA Pro Licence is required for anyone who wishes to manage a football club in the top tier of any European nation's league system on a permanent basis, i.e. more than 12 weeks (the amount of time an unqualified caretaker manager is allowed to take control). Such a licence is also required to manage in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.[2][3]

UEFA A LicenceEdit

The UEFA A Licence is one level below the UEFA Pro Licence, and allows holders to be head coaches of youth teams up to age 18, reserve teams (also known as 'B' teams) for top-flight clubs, and men's professional second-tier clubs.[4][5]

UEFA B LicenceEdit

The UEFA B Licence is one level below the UEFA A Licence, and allows holders to be head coaches of men's amateur clubs, youth teams up to age 16, and assistant coaches for professional clubs.[6]


  1. ^ Magowan, Alistair (23 June 2008). "What is a UEFA Pro Licence?". BBC Sport.
  2. ^ "The FA's UEFA Pro Licence Course – Who, What and When". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  3. ^ Jessop, Chris (31 August 2010). "So You Want to be a Football Coach. Just How Easy Is It?". UK Sports Network. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Qualification Pyramid". The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  5. ^ "What happens on a Uefa A Licence course?". www.fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 2019-10-10.
  6. ^ "Qualification Pyramid". PFA. Retrieved 19 Sep 2017.

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