Referee Courses


Awarded by the Football Association, this course involves a minimum of 24 hours of tutorial (3 days usually across 3 consecutive weekends) plus 6 officiated games and provides an introduction to the laws of the game as well as developing the practice skills required to be a referee

Course Information

Minimum Age: 14 Years
Course Duration: 24 Hours (plus officiating 6 matches to fully qualify)
Price: Online Booking £100 Per Candidate
Frequency: Quarterly
Pre-requisites: None

Is this Course for you?

The Basic Refereeing Course is ideally suited to you if you are interested in becoming a referee in the 11 v 11 game both in youth and adult football. You should also consider this course if you currently coach or volunteer and have an interest in refereeing games within your club or league. This course can be viewed as the first, crucial step to you developing as a referee before progressing through the various levels of refereeing. 

What will I be doing?

During your 3 days on this course, a total of 5 separate modules will be covered. This will be a combination of classroom and practical based elements which include putting your refereeing knowledge and training into practice by completing 6 matches as a trainee referee, two of which should be observed by a referee mentor. Details of the 5 modules covered on the course are;


Module 1 – Introduction
Laws of the game
The role of the referee
Skills to control a game of football

Module 2 – Practical
Warming up & cooling down
Positioning & movement (set piece & open play)
Managing game situations
Signals & Communication techniques
The FA Safeguarding workshop
The FA RESPECT programme

Module 3 – Examination
Multiple choice questions/exam (classroom)
On field assessment

Module 4 – Refereeing
6 games to establish knowledge & practicalities
2 games from above are observed by your mentor

Module 5 – Next Steps
Written element – theory & practice
DVD – for theory based courses
Practical on field assessment

Having completed the course successfully, you will qualify as an FA Registered Referee and receive a personalised FA Certificate. 

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