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FIFA offers an extensive programme of courses to educate and train instructors, coaches, referees, doctors, managers and journalists. These courses focus not just on the technical aspects of the game, but also on its social values, as youngsters in particular should regard football as a school of life.


Com-Unity Course Programme
Com-Unity aims to raise awareness of the value football can have in a country by improving levels of cooperation between all parties. Click here to...
    Futuro III - FIFA's Pro-Active Course Programme
    FUTURO III focuses on the education of instructors in the areas of coaching, refereeing, administration and management and sports medicine. Click he...
      Olympic Solidarity Courses
      FIFA supports the IOC's Olympic Solidarity programme by appointing coaches and providing the necessary materials for their courses. Click here to le...
        Member Association Courses
        FIFA runs courses to instruct member associations in the areas of coaching, refereeing, women's football, futsal, administrative and medical matters...
          CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies
          The CIES is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was created in 1995 as a joint venture between FIFA, the University of N...
            • Record number of students in Costa Rica

              Record number of students in Costa Rica

              Sunday 30 March 2014

              27 students started the sixth edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in cooperation with Universidad de Costa Rica on 7 March. This is a record number of participants for the Programme in Costa Rica, a source of great satisfaction for CIES and its academic partner.