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Programme Overview

AFC FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (FMC)

The AFC Football Management Certificate (FMC) is an online programme, which will be delivered asynchronously (online private studies) and synchronously (online live sessions). The FMC is designed to assist in developing a set of skills specific to football aimed at the future senior management of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs), Regional Associations (RAs) , football stakeholders and independent applicants.

The main objective of the FMC is to introduce football management aspects. Basic principles of each module will be taught and tested in ensuring these administrators have the fundamental skills to perform their daily tasks at their respective MAs, RAs, leagues, clubs, etc.

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AFC FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA(FMD)

The AFC Football Management Diploma (FMD) is an online programme which will be delivered asynchronously (online private studies) and synchronously (online live sessions). The FMD is designed to help develop a set of skills specific to football aimed at middle management, future senior management and/or higher management of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs), Regional Associations (RAs), football stakeholders and independent applicants.

The main objective of the FMD is to ensure graduates are fully equipped with the necessary and appropriate knowledge and skills to assist their respective MAs, RAs, leagues, clubs, etc, towards achieving their respective vision and mission by having up-to-date management techniques and best operation practices.

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AFC CERTIFICATE IN FOOTBALL LEADERSHIP (ACFL)

Designed solely by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the AFC Certificate in Football Leadership (ACFL) is an applied initiative designed to advance the development of established and emerging leaders in football with the perspective, skills, and tools they will need to continue making astute decisions in an evolving football ecosystem.

 

The programme guides participants through theoretical perspective, hands-on activities, real case studies and examples that intend to help graduates make better decisions that impact all functions from the front office to the pitch.

 

The ACFL is focused on decision-makers in the AFC MAs, RAs, and all other football stakeholders.

 

The six-month long online programme consists of six modules and focuses not only on the main areas of leadership principles including interpersonal skills and effective communication, but also explores the further design and development of football organisations, Environmental, Social and Governance in Football as well as project management.

 

The main objective of the programme is to ensure that graduates are fully equipped with the fundamental leadership knowledge that helps them manage circumstances astutely, direct their organisation’s resources for improved efficiency and the achievement of goals, provide clarity of purpose, motivate and guide their organisation to realise its mission.

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AFC CERTIFICATE IN CHILD SAFEGUARDING (ACCS)

Children have the right to be safe from harm at all times, including and especially within the football environment.

The programme will provide information about the AFC’s Child Safeguarding Policy, practices and systems in six (6) languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian and Russian. It is designed to equip participants with the practical knowledge they need in order to implement policies and systems to keep children safe from harm in football.


It will define child safeguarding and provide an understanding of its concepts and best practices, and why child safeguarding is important in football. 
The programme will also equip participants with the skills to identify and reduce the risk of harm to children, and to report and manage child safeguarding concerns safely and confidentially, in addition to providing guidance on the day-to-day practical applications of child safeguarding within an organisation.


This online programme welcomes independent applicants, regardless of their direct or indirect connection to football and/or the larger sporting ecosystem and in particular the AFC stakeholders as it would provide an understanding of the AFC’s child safeguarding expectations.

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