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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.
Course details - The FA Basic Referee Course (Theory and Practical)
20/02/19: 18.30 - 21.00
23/02/19: 09.30 - 13.00
27/02/19: 18.30 - 21.00
02/03/19: 09:30 - 13:00
Before you can complete the final assessment you must officiate 5 fixtures
13/05/19 - 19.00 - 21.00 (Final assessment)
£80.00 (Money back offer available to those completing a set number of fixtures in the HFA County League)
The basic refereeing course will be held on the dates above. The course takes place over two days and two evenings and contains a mixture of practical and classroom tuition and you will learn everything you need to know about refereeing. You will be given all your learning resources and necessary equipment in the first session. The course costs just £80.00 and includes all tuition, laws of the game book, whistles, match book and cards.
Once you have started refereeing you will receive £15-£20 per match so can make your money back in just 6 games!
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