FA Referee Course

The FA Referee Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Course Duration: 21 hours

Price: £110 course only / £150 including kit

Leading To: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)

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COURSE DETAILS

The first crucial step to developing as a referee

The FA Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage. As a referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.

Whether you want to referee in youth and adult leagues, men's or womens football or have aspirations of one day walking the ball out at Wembley Stadium, The FA Referees Course is the starting point for your refereeing career. Refereeing is not only rewarding in a football environment, but the social and life skills that come from becoming a referee extend far beyond your initial expectations.

Respect

Empathy

Fitness

Evaluation

Reliability

Education

Excellence

These seven core values underpin all aspects of English refereeing and are all required from the start of your refereeing journey.

Once you have qualified as a referee, there is extensive support available through both your County FA and The FA, helping you to be the best you can be and fulfill your potential as a referee.

  • Overview of course expectations and commitments
  • Basic outline of the Laws of the Game to provide an initial understanding
  • Introduction to the DNA of English Refereeing and the process of completing the course

A mixture of practical and theoretical referee training, focusing on the key skills and techniques required to be a referee. This is then coupled with the practical application of law and the different scenarios that can be faced in a game. Some of the topics covered are; Signals & Communication, Fouls & Misconduct and Positioning & Movement.

Upon completion of Unit 4, a practical Evaluation of Performance and Assessment Of Knowledge is completed to ensure you are ready for Unit 5.

Officiating five 11v11 or 9v9 games, where you are offered a referee mentor to support you on your first few games, with a self evaluation of each game.

Call back session where there is the opportunity to share experiences on the five games refereed, what has worked well and what you might do differently in the future. A final Laws of the Game Examination and information on what happens now and what opportunities are available i.e. Promotion, Academies, Development Groups, In-Service Training etc.

 

Course Pre-requisites

 

Before starting Block 5, a Safeguarding Children Workshop and Criminal Records Check (if applicable) must be completed.

Outcomes

The FA Referees Course provides participants with an insight to the laws of the game and their practical application on the field of play. It also looks at the skills required to be a referee.

Candidates should feel comfortable to referee a game of football at the completion of the course, with 75% of the course being in a practical environment.

Sarah Garratt FA Referee Course

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£110 Course Only / £150 Kit Included
Location
Cromwell Community College, Chatteris 3G
Wenny Rd
Chatteris
PE16 6UU
Contact
Colin Hills
01223 209022
colin.hills@cambridgeshirefa.com
Price
£110 Course Only / £150 Kit Included
Location
Bottisham 3G, Bottisham Sports Centre
1 Lode Road
Bottisham
Cambridge
CB25 9DJ
Contact
Colin Hills
01223 2090322
colin.hills@cambridgeshirefa.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

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)

£110 - course only

£150 - course and kit (shirt, socks, shorts & flags)

Cambridgeshire FA do offer reductions for B.A.M.E. and Female candidates (contact us for details)

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

Get In Touch

Colin Hills

By Phone: 01223 209022

By Email: 
colin.hills@cambridgeshirefa.com