Assistant Referee

Development & Courses

Further your knowledge

The skills network

mental health awareness course

The Skills Network are offering all referees and officials the opportunity to study a nationally recognised qualification at no cost. The course is fully funded by the Government and also long distance which means you can study at your own pace. Learners will gain a level 2 qualification, receiving their official CACHE accredited certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
You must be:

  • Over 19 years of age
  • Have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Not currently be studying another government funded course

The Skills Network
Referee Course FAQs

1. Attend the FREE introductory session (with a parent/guardian if aged 16 or under)

2. Be at least 14 years of age

3. Completed relevant FA Safeguarding Children training

4. 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


21 hours (including 5 matches a referee)

£130.00 Course Only

This includes:

  • Referee Registration for remainder of the season
  • Referee Association Membership for the first full season
  • 15 Hours Direct Contact Time
  • Course Resources
  • Whistle
  • Notepad & Pencil
  • Red & Yellow Cards
  • Inclusion in County FA HUB's
  • Course Induction Pack
  • Post-Course Pack
  • Laws of the Game Hardcopy
  • Access to HIVE Online Learning Portal
  • FA Safeguarding Training
  • FA CRC Check (if over 16)
  • A certificate on qualification (on succesful completion of the course)
  • FA and Cambs FA Referee Badge (on succesful completion of the course)

The minimum age to book onto and attend a course is 14.

Get in Touch

Sam Anderson

By Phone: 01223 209026

By Email:
sam.anderson@cambridgeshirefa.com