FA Referee Course

The FA Referee Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Price: £165

Leading To: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)

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COURSE DETAILS

The first crucial step to developing as a referee

The FA Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage. As a referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.

Whether you want to referee in youth and adult leagues, men's or womens football or have aspirations of one day walking the ball out at Wembley Stadium, The FA Referees Course is the starting point for your refereeing career. Refereeing is not only rewarding in a football environment, but the social and life skills that come from becoming a referee extend far beyond your initial expectations.

Respect

Empathy

Fitness

Evaluation

Reliability

Education

Excellence

These seven core values underpin all aspects of English refereeing and are all required from the start of your refereeing journey.

Once you have qualified as a referee, there is extensive support available through both your County FA and The FA, helping you to be the best you can be and fulfill your potential as a referee.

  • Overview of course expectations and commitments
  • Basic outline of the Laws of the Game to provide an initial understanding
  • Introduction to the DNA of English Refereeing and the process of completing the course

A mixture of practical and theoretical referee training, focusing on the key skills and techniques required to be a referee. This is then coupled with the practical application of law and the different scenarios that can be faced in a game. Some of the topics covered are; Signals & Communication, Fouls & Misconduct and Positioning & Movement.

Upon completion of Unit 4, a practical Evaluation of Performance and Assessment Of Knowledge is completed to ensure you are ready for Unit 5.

Officiating five 11v11 or 9v9 games, where you are offered a referee mentor to support you on your first few games, with a self evaluation of each game.

Call back session where there is the opportunity to share experiences on the five games refereed, what has worked well and what you might do differently in the future. A final Laws of the Game Examination and information on what happens now and what opportunities are available i.e. Promotion, Academies, Development Groups, In-Service Training etc.

 

Course Pre-requisites

 

Before starting Block 5, a Safeguarding Children Workshop and Criminal Records Check (if applicable) must be completed.

Outcomes

The FA Referees 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.

Candidates should feel comfortable to referee a game of football at the completion of the course, with 75% of the course being in a practical environment.

Sarah Garratt FA Referee Course

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£165
Tutor
Andy Taylor
Location
Larkspur Rovers Youth FC
Priors Farm Lane
Off Eastcote Lane
Northolt
UB5 5FE
Contact
Paul Sharpe
020 8515 1923
coaching@middlesexfa.com
Price
£165
Tutor
Ray Herb
Location
Springwest Academy
Browells Lane
Feltham
Middlesex
TW13 7EF
Contact
Paul Sharpe
020 8515 1923
coaching@middlesexfa.com
Price
£165
Tutor
Andy Taylor & TBC
Location
Northwood Town Cricket Club
Chestnut Avenue
Northwood
HA6 1HR
Contact
Paul Sharpe
020 8515 1929
Coaching@middlesexfa.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

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faqs

Frequently asked questions about The FA Referee course.

You must be 14 or older at the time of booking onto the course. There is no maximum age.

Yes, even if you are still involved with playing the game you will have the opportunity to become a referee.

You will be required to enter your FA Number (FAN) and password to book onto a course or create a FAN and password when you go to book onto a referee course if you don’t have one already

Create A FAN here.

You can be added to our waiting list and we'll contact you when a suitable course becomes available. 

All Courses will be conducted in English and therefore candidates are required to be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

If you suffer from a condition that you believe may affect your involvement on a course on either the practical or theoretical elements, please notify us immediately of any support you may require and we will make every effort to ensure that you are supported throughout the course of delivery and given every opportunity to successfully attain the relevant course award.

 

Get In Touch

By Phone: 020 8515 6911
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: 
isaac.jempeji@middlesexfa.com