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- Minimum Age: 14
- Course Duration: Minimum of 34 Guided Learning Hours
- Course Prerequisites: Completion of pre-course activity packNone
- Who is it for: This course is open to anyone who is interested in officiating 11 a side or 9 v 9 football.
- Course aims and objectives: The 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.
- Leading to: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)
The course consists of 6 clear units with the following elements:
Unit 1 - Registration and Pre Course Activity
Unit 2-4 - Practical Delivery and Evaluation of Performance:
- The Key skills required to be a football referee
- Theoretical information of the 17 laws of the game
- Practical work covering implementation of the laws
- The art of Positioning and movement
- Management strategies and ideas on effective decision-making
- Effective reporting misconduct
- Evaluation of performance and Assessment Of Knowledge
Unit 5 - Officiating 5 games of 11v11 or 9v9 gamesAssessment of Experiences:
- Reviewing and receiving Feedback
Unit 6 - Final assessment/theory examination:
- Examination of knowledge of Laws Of The Game
- Plan for what happens next
PLEASE NOTE: The dates indicated on the course booking cover only the first 4 Units of learning. Unit 5 requires the candidate to track the practical implementation of their lessons in a match environment, and Unit 6, the Final Assessment, can only be completed once that has been evidenced.
Either the Safeguarding Football on line learning resource or where applicable the workshop will be completed. A CRC check will be instigated during the course, where applicable.
Practical Involvement: Candidates are required to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning.
Assessment: Assessment is via successful completing the Assessment of Knowledge (theory & practical) in Unit 6.
Suggested additional learning opportunities:
- FA Mini Football Referees Course
- Small Sided referee Course
- Futsal Referee Course
- Referee Mentoring Workshop
Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it's activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.
PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST BE AGED 17 OR ABOVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE
Please note ALL dates are compulsory and missing any of the dates including the game days will mean you do not complete the qualification.
Please ensure you avalible for every date stated below before booking the course.
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University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Please note you will then be allocated five referee appointments on the following dates on a league local to you. These matches are compulsory and can take place morning OR afternoon.
Please log in below (creating a FAN if necessary) to book and pay for your place on the course. Your place is not confirmed until you are formally enrolled on the course.
A CRC check will be needed if you will be refereeing under the ages of 18. (Youth football)
This is £10 to get a FA CRC Check completed.
Terms and Conditions for booking a course:
Birmingham County FA does not accept any responsibility for the loss, or damage to, candidate property or for personal injury however caused.
Should a candidate or candidates wish to cancel their attendance on the course, candidates must inform Birmingham County FA immediately. All our courses are in demand and by not advising us you are preventing another candidate from attending.
Cancellation: If a candidate or candidates cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course, a full refund will be issued. However, if you cancel after the 2 week deadline, no refund will be given. To book onto a future course, you will need to enrol again with full payment.
Transfer: If a candidate or candidates decide to transfer to another course once your place has been confirmed, there will be an additional administration charge of £20.00. Should you miss any session(s) of the course, you will have not met the requirements to achieve the qualification and no refund will be given. To complete the course and attend the missed session(s) an additional administration charge of £20.00 will incur.
However in exceptional circumstances (e.g. cancelling or missing the course and its sessions due to illness, a doctor’s note will be required as evidence) candidates may be offered the opportunity to attend missed session(s) on other courses should availability allow. You will respect the course tutor, course venue and other candidates and their points of view and you will understand that if your behaviour, language or conduct is deemed ‘unacceptable’ ‘offensive’ or ‘harmful’ for any reason, Birmingham County FA reserves the right to exclude you from continuing on your chosen course and if necessary, future courses.
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