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FA REFEREES’ COURSE INFORMATION
The FA Referees’ Course provides an introduction to officiating 11v11 and 9v9 football. The course will introduce learners to The Laws of Association Football and their application, delivered through theory and practical elements and focussing on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to operate safely and effectively in grass roots football.
Unit 1: Pre-course learning (2 hours)
Unit 2: On-course theory and practical (7 hours)
Unit 3: On-course theory and practical (3 hours)
Unit 4: On-course theory and practical (7 hours)
Unit 5: Referee five matches
Unit 6: On-course final assessment (2 hours)
Through a mixture of theory and practical activity, learners will cover:
- Effective communication
- Positioning and movement
- Penalty kick and free kick management
- Managing re-starts
- Managing players
- Recognising and dealing with foul challenges
- Cautioning and sending-off procedure
- Dealing with substitutions
- Dealing with injuries
Learners must be 14 or over on the course start date.
Before refereeing their five matches (unit 5), leaners must have complied with the FA’s safeguarding requirements.
Upon successful completion of units 1-6, learners will be classified as either a Level Y referee (if aged 14 or 15) or a Level 7 referee (if aged 16 or over). The FA refereeing qualification is awarded only when all 6 units have been successfully completed.
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.
Please note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number).
If have ever been involved in football or taken an FA Qualification, it is highly likely you already have a FAN.
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