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.
THIS IS A FEMALE ONLY COURSE
|Introduction||20/04/20 ||6:30-8:00 pm ||SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Lane, S35 3HY |
|Day 1||25/04/2020 ||9-5pm ||SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Lane, S35 3HY |
|Day 2||26/04/2020 ||9-5pm ||SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Lane, S35 3HY |
|Examination||14/05/2020 ||6:30-8:00 pm ||SGP Thorncliffe, Pack Horse Lane, S35 3HY |
Attendance is expected at all sessions.
All Referees from the age of 16 years need an in date FA DBS (formerly known as Criminal Records Check) if they intend to officiate in youth football.
If you are under the age of 16 years you do not currently require a CRC
However please contact Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA (SHCFA) once you turn 16 years old.
If you are aged 16+
You will need to apply for a FA DBS. Without this you will be unable to complete the course and register as a qualified referee for Youth Football.
The cost is currently £10 for volunteers when you complete your application online.
If you currently have and FA DBS through another football role, this needs to be in date. An FA DBS has a three-year lifespan. SHCFA can check your records to find out your FA DBS expiry date.
Please contact Learning@SheffieldFA.com if you need to apply for an FA DBS.
Safeguarding Children Workshop (aged 16+)
All Referees need to complete Safeguarding Children training.
If you are 16 years or over
From the age of 16 years you will need to undertake a Safeguarding Children Workshop (SCW) in order to become a qualified referee.
The cost of this is £30.00. To book a place on a workshop, please visit http://eventspace.thefa.com/sheffieldfa where you will find details of all our upcoming courses.
Please be aware that places are limited so you need to do this asap. You will need to inform SHCFA once you have completed the course.
Safeguarding Online Course (aged 14 & 15)
Go to https://learning.thefa.com and follow the instructions below
If you are under the age of 18 years old please enter your parent/guardian email address and contact number of the registration. All other details must be in the name of the learner.
THIS IS A FEMALE ONLY COURSE