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 ensure you available for every date stated below before booking the course. ALL dates are compulsory and missing any of the dates including the Call Back evening will mean you do not complete the qualification.
Day 1: Monday 19th August 2019 (9am to 4pm)
Day 2: Wednesday 21st August 2019 (9am to 4pm)
Day 3: Thursday 07th November 2019 (6:30pm to 8:30pm)
Day 1: Ashford United FC
Day 2: Ashford United FC
Day 3: K Sports
£135.00 (REDUCED TO £50 WHEN ENTERING THE RELEVANT DISCOUNT CODE)
We aim to deliver the majority of the course outside on the field of play so please dress appropriately. We advise bringing a change of clothing/footwear, warm clothing and football boots. Lunch is not provided so please bring lunch and enough fluids for the day.
Please note the following which was advised in the Get Into Refereeing Workshop:
If you are ages 14-16 (inclusive) then you will need to complete the online Safeguarding Children Workshop, details of which will be sent around 10 days prior to the course.
If you are aged 16 or over then you will need to complete a Criminal Records Check at an additional cost of £10.00. Instructions on how to do this will be sent around 10 days prior to the course starting.
If you are aged 16 or over then you will need to attend a Safeguarding Children Workshop. The cost of this is already covered with the cost of this refereeing course.
You will need to complete a minimum of 5 games between Day 2 of the course and the Call Back evening, 2 of which will need to be mentored.
All information regarding the above and everything that you will require for the course will be distributed to you approximately 7 days before the course begins.