Referee Course, Eastbourne

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Course Details:

Tutor(s): Roy Cheshire & Eddie Potter
Start Date: Wednesday 20th†October 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: University of Brighton, Eastbourne Site, Denton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7SR
Running Dates: 20/10/10, 27/10/10, 03/11/10, 10/11/10, 17/11/10, 24/11/10, Exam's 01/12/10, 08/12/10


Cost Breakdown


Course Fee

Registration Fee

Safeguarding Children


Society Fee

14 - 15



£10.00 (CD-Rom)



16 - 17













Course Information:

  • Minimum Age: 14
  • Course Duration:†24 hours†plus 6 games
  • Course Prerequisites: None
  • Who is it for: Ideally suited to those wanting to become a referee involved in the 11 a side game both in Youth and Adult football.
  • Course aims and objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the laws of the game as well as developing the practical skills required to be a football referee.

Course Content:
The course is run over 5 modules including the completion of 6 matches as a trainee referee, two of which should be observed by a referee observer.
The course can either be predominantly theory or practically based dependant on venue and can be run over a weekend or several sessions again depending on resources.

Module 1- Introduction
This module will introduce some key aspects in the following:

  • Laws of the Game
  • The role of the Referee
  • Consider the skills require to control a game of football.

    Module 2- Practical Element
    Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:

  • Warming up and cooling down activities
  • Positioning & movement at both set pieces & in open play
  • Managing game situations
  • Signals & communication techniques

    FA Safeguarding Children workshop (included in the course programme)

    Module 3†- Examination
    Both a multiple choice examination paper and a practical on field assessment are used to establish theory & practical knowledge.

    1. Written element†- both theoretical & practical courses
    2. Theory DVD - used in mainly theory based courses
    3. Practical on field assessment for use on practical based courses.

    Module 4†- Refereeing

  • 6 games are used to establish both the knowledge as well as the practicalities of refereeing.
  • 2 of the games are observed by a referee†observer who offers immediate feedback and development points.

    Module 5 - The Next Steps

    A 3 hour workshop designed to reflect on a trainee referees first experiences of refereeing and to offer development pointers.

    Candidates can be re-examined within 1 month after completing the initial examination.

    Refresher: Annual Referee and Training Development programme organised by County Football Associations for all new and existing referees.

    Suggested additional learning opportunities:

  • FAL Online Laws of the Game
  • Learn the Laws CD ROM
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Match Officiating
  • FAMOA Education Events
  • Referee Academies/ Schools of Excellence/ Referee Schools

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    Course Details


      Register by:18/10/2010 12:00 PM

      Start Date:20/10/2010 7:00 PM


      University of Brighton
      Eastbourne Site
      Denton Road
      East Sussex
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      Darren Ford
      01903 768573
      Office Hours 9.00am - 5.00pm

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