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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.
THE FA REFEREE COURSE
Minimum Age: 14
Course Duration: Minimum of 20 Learning Hours
Course Prerequisites: Completion of pre-course learning that will be issued at the Introduction Evening and MUST be completed before the Practical Day
Who is it for: This course is open to anyone who is interested in officiating 11 a side or 9 v 9 football
Course aims and objectives: The FA Referee Course provides participants with an insight to the laws of the game and their practical application on the field of play. It also looks at the skills required to be a Referee.
Leading to: FA Registered Referee Status (either a Youth Referee - 14 & 15 Years of Age or Level 7 Junior County Referee – 16 Years of Age +)
Course Content: The course consists of the following elements:
Unit 1 – Registration, Pre Course Activity and issuing of Pre Course Learning
Unit 2-4 - Practical Delivery and Evaluation of Performance:
The Key skills required to be a Football Referee
Theoretical information of the 17 laws of the game
Practical work covering implementation of the laws
The art of Positioning and movement
Management strategies and ideas on effective decision-making
Effective Reporting Misconduct
Evaluation of performance and Assessment Of Knowledge
Unit 5 - Officiating 5 games of 11v11 or 9v9 games Assessment of Experiences:
Reviewing and receiving Feedback
Unit 6 - Final assessment/theory examination:
Examination of knowledge of Laws Of The Game
Plan for what happens next
PLEASE NOTE: The dates indicated on the course booking cover only Units 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 of learning. Unit 5 requires the candidate to track the practical implementation of their learning / lessons in a match environment, and Unit 6, the Final Assessment as advertised, can only be completed once that has been evidenced (Unit 5)
Either the Safeguarding Football on line learning resource or where applicable the workshop will be completed. A CRC check will be instigated during the course, where applicable
Practical Involvement: Candidates are required to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning
Final Assessment: Final Assessment is via successful completion and attendance at the Final Assessment Workshop / Theory Examination as part of Unit 6. Only at this point will candidates be classified as fully qualified Referees
Equality: FA Education will ensure that it treats people fairly, with respect, providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Education 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 note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number)
If you have ever been involved in football or taken an FA Qualification, it is highly likely you already have a FAN. If you do not know your FAN or password, or need to create a FAN, please use our FAN FINDER tool by clicking to register/retrieve your details. Please be aware that if you already have a FAN, and create another FAN, this could cause delays in being confirmed on the course and any qualifications being awarded
Scarborough Sixth Form College, Sandybed Lane, Scarborough, YO12 5LF
Mon, 15 Oct - Introduction Workshop Unit 1 (6.00pm – 9.30pm)
Mon, 22 Oct - Safeguarding Children Workshop & FA CRC Verification (6.00pm-9.30pm)
Sun, 04 Nov - Practical Day Units 2-4 (9am-5pm)
Officiate 5 Games @ 11 V 11 or 9 v 9 within local grassroots football Unit 5 (15Weeks)
Mon, 18 Feb – Final Assessment / Theory Examination Unit 6 (6.00pm – 9.30pm)
Delivered by: NRCFA Referee Development Team
All sessions must be attended
Please apply online if at all possible or alternatively contact email@example.com for an application form. Extra charges will be incurred if you wish to pay by cheque or over the phone.
Please note: Any refunds will be subject to a £10 administration fee
Please note that if you are under the age of 18 you must provide parent/guardian contact details in order to register for this course. All communication from the County FA must be shared with your parent/guardian. Should you wish to have one email that both parent & child can access this would be acceptable, for example; firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding this please contact email@example.com.
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.
If you do not know your FAN or password, or need to create a FAN, please use our FAN FINDER tool by clicking to register/retrieve your details.
Please be aware that if you already have a FAN, and create another FAN, this could cause delays in being confirmed on the course and any qualifications being awarded.
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