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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

Jack Badcock

By Phone: 01223 209026

By Email:

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

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