Assistant Referee

Referee Development

Further your knowledge

Cambridgeshire FA has confirmed the venues and dates for FA Referees Courses taking place across the county in 2023-24.

Take a look at the details below.


Cambridge (Course One)

21/09/2023 – 6pm-9.30pm
22/09/2023 – 6pm-8pm
24/09/2023 – 9am-5pm

Chatteris (Course Two)

26/10/2023 – 6pm-9.30pm
27/10/2023 – 6pm-8pm
29/10/2023 – 9am-5pm

Bottisham (Course Three)

16/11/2023 – 6pm-9.30pm
17/11/2023 – 6pm-8pm
19/11/2023 – 9am-4pm

Cambridge (Course Four)

01/02/2024 – 6pm-9.30pm
02/02/2024 – 6pm-8pm
04/02/2024 – 9am-5pm

Chatteris (Course Five)

07/03/2024 – 6pm-9.30pm
08/03/2024 – 6pm-8pm
10/03/2024 – 9am-5pm

Histon (Course Six)

04/04/2024 – 6pm-9.30pm
05/04/2024 – 6pm-8pm
07/04/2024 – 9am-5pm



Yellow Shirt Referees

The FA Referee Course

If you would like to be contacted with information of upcoming referee courses please click here to complete our expression of interest form
England's top Futsal referee Marc Birkett

The FA Futsal Referee Course

The first step to developing as a Futsal referee.
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. Be at least 14 years of age

2. Complete the required Expression of interest form :

3. Complete the Online Laws of the Game Modules:

4. Complete the relevant Safeguarding Qualification:

a) Learners aged 14/15 to complete:

b) Learners aged 16+ to complete:


5. Complete the Online Application for the required DBS, unless an active FA DBS is already held. (aged 16+)


The course is 11 hours long

£110.00 Course Only

This includes:

  • Referee registration for remainder of the season
  • Referee Association Membership for the first full season
  • 11 Hours direct contact time
  • Course resources
  • Whistle
  • Notepad & pencil
  • Red & yellow cards
  • Assistant Referee flags
  • Course induction pack
  • Post-course pack
  • A certificate on qualification (on successful completion of the course)
  • FA and Cambs FA Referee Badge (on successful completion of the course)

Note: Learners over the age of 16 years will be required to undertake a FA DBS enhanced check at an additional cost of £10 in order to referee in youth (U18) football.

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

Get in Touch

Referee Department

By Phone: 01223 209026

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