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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:


This new online course is for: 

  • Referees aged 14 and 15 
  • Referees aged 16: Referees aged 16 can choose between attending the Safeguarding Children Workshop or completing the online course.
  • Young people under 16 helping in football: Young people between 14 and 16 helping in football are encouraged to take this course to help them safeguard themselves and others.

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