- Minimum Age: 14
- Course Duration: Minimum of 18 guided learning hours, 6 notional learning hours
- Course Prerequisites: None
- Who is it for: This course is designed to provide training for those planning to referee Futsal.
- Course aims and objectives: To provide learners with an introduction to refereeing, identifying the skills required to effectively referee games of Futsal. Following the initial training the candidates will be expected to referee a minimum of six games before returning for a review session during which their knowledge of Law will be assessed.
- Leading to: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)
The course consists of 5 clear modules with the following elements
Modules 1-4 - Theory/Practical Delivery:
- Introduction to the course
- The ethos of Futsal
- Role and responsibilities
- What the qualification is
- Law 12 Sanctions
- Cautioning & send-off procedure
- Misconduct report writing
- Recognising Challenges
- The second referee, timekeeper and third referee
- Practical exercises covering various laws
- Free Kicks
- Penalty Kicks
- Small games for practical experience of refereeing
- Practical Experience (Over 1 – 3 month period 6 NLH’s)
Module 5 - Assessment of Experiences:
- Opportunity to reflect on previous learning and experience
- Examination to confirm competence to qualify as a Futsal Referee
PLEASE NOTE: The dates indicated on the course booking cover only the first 3 Modules of learning. Module 4 requires the candidate to track the practical implementation of their lessons in a match environment, and Module 5, 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 DBS check will be instigated during the course, where applicable.
Practical Involvement: Candidates are encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning. (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award)
Assessment: Assessment is via successful completing the Assessment of Knowledge (theory & practical) in module 4.
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 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: Sunday 19th January 2020 (9am to 5pm)
Match Day: TBC
You will be required to officiate a game of FUTSAL as part of one of the following Leagues (outlined below), but then have the opportunity to sign up for regular slots and be paid for your services.
Canterbury FUTSAL League
Canterbury ChristChurch University Sports Centre, runs every Sunday night from 6pm-8pm. There will be 6 mini games per night, with teams participating in the open-age categories. League seasons will aim to run from Jan-Mar, May-Jul and Sept-Nov.
Ashford FUTSAL League
The Stour Centre, Ashford, runs every Friday nights 7pm-9pm. There will be 6 mini games per night, with teams in participating in the U10, U12, U14, U16 age categories. League seasons will aim to run from Jan-Mar, May-Jul and Sept-Nov.
The Brompton Academy, Gillingham, ME7 5HT
We aim to deliver the majority of the course as practically as possible, so please dress appropriately. We advise bringing a change of clothing/footwear, warm clothing, football trainers and shin pads. Lunch is not provided so please bring lunch and enough fluids for the day.
Upon completion of your training/games, you will then be provided with a online examination to complete.
Please note the following;
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 5-7 days prior to the course starting.
If you are aged 17 or over then you will need to attend a Safeguarding Children Workshop. The cost of this is £30.00, with dates available on our website.
All information regarding the above and everything that you will require for the course will be distributed to you around 5-7 days before the course begins.