- Minimum Age: 14
- Course Duration: 24 hours plus 6 games
- Course Prerequisites: None
- Who is it for: Ideally suited to those wanting to become a referee involved in the 11 a side game both in Youth and Adult football.
- Course aims and objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the laws of the game as well as developing the practical skills required to be a football referee.
The course is run over 5 modules including the completion of 6 matches as a trainee referee, two of which should be observed by a referee coach.
The course can either be predominantly theory or practically based dependant on venue and can be run over a weekend or several sessions again depending on resources.
Module 1- Introduction
Laws of the Game
The role of the Referee
Consider the skills require to control a game of football.
This module will introduce some key aspects in the following:
Module 2- Practical Element
Warming up and cooling down activities
Positioning & movement at both set pieces & in open play
Managing game situations
Signals & communication techniques
Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:
FA Safeguarding Children workshop (included in the course programme)
Module 3 - Examination
Both a multiple choice examination paper and a practical on field assessment are used to establish theory & practical knowledge.
1. Written element - both theoretical & practical courses
2. Theory DVD - used in mainly theory based courses
3. Practical on field assessment for use on practical based courses.
Module 4 - Refereeing
6 games are used to establish both the knowledge as well as the practicalities of refereeing.
2 of the games are observed by a referee mentor who offers immediate feedback and development points.
Module 5 - The next Steps
FAL Online Laws of the Game
Learn the Laws CD ROM
1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Match Officiating
FAMOA Education Events
Referee Academies/ Schools of Excellence/ Referee Schools
A 3 hour workshop designed to reflect on a trainee referees first experiences of refereeing and to offer development pointers.
Re-assessment: Candidates can be re-examined within 1 month after completing the initial examination.
Refresher: Annual Referee and Training Development programme organised by County Football Associations for all new and existing referees.
Suggested additional learning opportunities:
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.
|Friday 20th March 2020|| Pre-Meeting|| 19:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday 4th April 2020|| Theory and Practical Content|| 10:00 - 16:00|
|Sunday 5th April 2020||Theory and Practical Content||10:00 - 16:00|
|TBC (8-10 weeks after Day 2)|| Final Sign off|| 19:00 - 21:00|
|TBC|| Safeguarding Children Workshop (16+)|| 18:00 - 21:00|
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This course will be held at the Copeland Stadium, Overend Road, Whitehaven, CA28 8SD.
Please note that attendance is required for all elements of the course. If you are unable to make all elements of the course please give me a call to discuss an appropriate action plan for you to still achieve the qualification. Learners aged 16 and over will require an FA DBS check completed prior to refereeing in any game.
Please contact Scott Taylor (Referee Development Officer) as soon as you have confirmed your booking to arrange the FA DBS check to be completed.
*However, attendance at Safeguarding Children Workshop apply to candidates aged 16+ only, candidates aged 14 or 15 will complete a Safeguarding Children paper at the Pre-Course Meeting.
Candidates need to be suitably attired for the weather with football kits, appropriate footwear and shin pads for all external sessions, and should also bring along pen and paper to all sessions. It would also be advisable for you to bring along a change of clothes and a packed lunch.
***Cumberland FA Coach Education Cancellation Policy***
If you need to cancel your attendance on the course you should inform Cumberland FA immediately. All our courses are in demand and by not advising us you are preventing another candidate from attending.
If you 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. Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons* or other extreme circumstances are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. (*A letter from a doctor or medical professional must be supplied).
If you should decide to transfer to another course once your application has been submitted, there will be an additional administration charge of £15.00