The FA Course for New Referees

The FA Course for New Referees provides the introduction to officiating in 9v9 & 11v11 football. The course will introduce the learner to The Laws of Association Football and most importantly their application delivered through theory and practical elements, outlining the skills required to operate as a match official in grassroots football.

 Course Dates

 

 Next Introductory Session

 Friday 30th June

CFA HQ

19:00 - 20:30

 

 Next Course Dates

 

 Course 1-1706-WSM

 

 

 

 Wednesday 7 June 2017
 Introductory Session

Wisbech St Mary FC

 19:00 - 20:30

 

 Wednesday 14 June 2017
Unit 1

Wisbech St Mary FC

 18:30 - 21:30

 

 Sunday 18 June 2017
Unit 2

Wisbech St Mary FC

 09:30 - 16:30

 

 Sunday 25 June 2017
Unit 3

Wisbech St Mary FC

 09:30 - 16:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Course 2-1706-CFA

 

 

 

 Friday 30 June 2017
 Introductory Session

 CFA HQ

 19:00 - 20:30

 

 Thursday 6 July 2017
Unit 1

 CFA HQ

 18:30 - 21:30

 

 Sunday 9 July 2017
Unit 2

 CFA HQ

 09:30 - 16:00

 

 Sunday 23 July 2017
Unit 3

 CFA HQ

 09:30 - 16:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Course 3-1710-BOT

 

 

 

 Wednesday 4 October 2017
 Introductory Session

 CFA HQ

 19:00 - 20:30

 

 Wednesday 11 October 2017

Unit 1

 CFA HQ

 18:30 - 21:30

 

 Friday 13 October 2017

Unit 2

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 Friday 20 October 2017

Unit 2

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 Friday 27 October 2017

Unit 3

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 Friday 10 November 2017

Unit 3

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course 4 - 1804-BOT

 

 

 

 Wednesday 21 February 2018 Introductory Session

CFA HQ

 19:00 - 20:30

 

 Wednesday 28 February 2018

Unit 1

CFA HQ

 18:30 - 21:30

 

 Friday 2 March 2018

Unit 2  

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 Friday 9 March 2018

Unit 2

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 Friday 16 March 2018

Unit 3

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 Friday 23 March 2018

Unit 3

Bottisham 3G

 18:00 – 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

 Assessment / Examination Days

 

 Wednesday 18th October 2017

Wisbech St Mary FC

 19:00 - 21:00

 

 Thursday 16th November 2017

 CFA HQ

 19:00 - 21:00

 

 Others TBC

 

 

 

 To book your place or for further information on any of the above please email colin.hills@cambridgeshirefa.com or call 01223 209026.

How much does this course cost?
  • £110 - Course only
  • £150 - Course & Kit (Shirt, Shorts, Socks & Flags
  • Cambridgeshire FA do offer reductions for B.A.M.E. and Female candidates (contact us for details)

The course fee includes all appropriate study materials, FA Affiliation and Safeguarding Children Workshop.
The FA CRC Enhanced check is an addition for those aged 16 or over and costs £10.
While refereeing the games in Module 4 you will receive a trainee referee’s match fee and travel expenses to and from the games.

 Course Aims and Objectives

To provide the learners with an introduction to the principles of officiating, delivering six modules of training around the laws, application and practical delivery on the training ground and through officiating a minimum of five matches. The course includes a workshop covering their experiences and detailing what happens next.

Course Content

Theory:
The course will introduce some key aspects in the following:

  • Introduction to officiating
  • Understanding the commitments required to be a referee
  • Fouls and misconducts
  • Submitting reports
  • Multiple-choice examination

Practical:

Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:

  • Understanding and application of the laws
  • Practical Skills and attributes
  • Positioning, movement & management

Practical Involvement:
Candidates will be required to participate practically in the sessions.

Course Pre-requisites

Prior to certification, candidates are required to:

  • Attend the FREE introductory session (with a parent/guardian if aged 16 or under)
  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Completed relevant FA Safeguarding Children training
  • Hold a current FA CRC (aged 16 or over)

Note: The above pre-requisites, for those who do not already hold the appropriate evidence, will normally be provided by recognised centres as part of the learning programme.

Period of Registration

12 months

Please ensure you read the comprehensive guidelines at the bottom of this page.

A new online course for Safeguarding Children is now available.  Please click here for the full information.

 

Course Duration

21 Hours (including 5 matches as referee)

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