FA Referee Course

The FA Referee Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Course Duration: Minimum 34 guided learning hours

Price: £160.00

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.

Please Note: This course should not be booked on behalf of another person (i.e. a parent/carer on behalf of a child). All booking forms must be completed by the individual who will be completing the course.

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
Time
9:00AM
Price
£160.00
Day 1 - Sunday 23rd February 2020
09:00 - 14:00
Day 2 - Sunday 8th March 2020
09:00 - 14:00
Tutor
Jason Haywood
Location
South Devon College Sports Centre
Eight Acre Drive
Paignton
TQ4 7TP
Contact
Jason Haywood
01626 325917
jason.haywood@devonfa.com
Time
6:00PM
Price
£160.00
Day 1 - Wednesday 4th March
Prompt 1800 start and finish at 2100.
Day 2 - Wednesday 11th March 2020
Prompt 1800 start and finish at 2100.
Day 3 - Wednesday 18th March 2020
Prompt 1800 start and finish at 2100.
Day 4 - Wednesday 25th March 2020
Prompt 1800 start and finish at 2100.
Day 5 - Wednesday 1st April 2020
Prompt 1800 start and finish at 2100.
Tutor
Jason Hawkins
Location
Devonport High School
Paradise Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 5QP
Contact
Jason Hawkins
01626 325917
jason.hawkins@devonfa.com
Time
10:00AM
Price
£160.00
Day 1 - Saturday 7th March 2020
Prompt 10am start and finish at 4pm. Session is both outside practical and indoors. Please bring lunch and plenty of fluids.
Day 2 - Saturday 21st March 2020
Prompt 10am start and finish at 4pm. Session is both outside practical and indoors. Please bring lunch and plenty of fluids.
Tutor
Jason Hawkins
Location
Cranbrook Education Campus
Tillhouse Road
Exeter
Devon
EX5 7EE
Contact
Jason Haywood
01626 325917
jason.haywood@devonfa.com
Time
9:00AM
Price
£160.00
Day 1 - Saturday 2nd August 2020
Prompt start at 09:00 and finish at 14:00.
Day 2 - Saturday 9th August 2020
Prompt start at 09:00 and finish at 14:00.
Tutor
Jason Hawkins
Location
Paignton Community & Sports Academy
Waterleat Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ3 3WA
Contact
Jason Haywood
01626 325917
jason.haywood@devonfa.com
Time
10:00AM
Price
160.00
Day 1 - Sunday 30th August
Prompt 10am start and finish at 4pm. Session is both outside practical and indoors. Please bring lunch and plenty of fluids.
Day 2 - Sunday 6th September
Prompt 10am start and finish at 4pm. Session is both outside practical and indoors. Please bring lunch and plenty of fluids.
Tutor
Jason Haywood
Location
Plympton Academy
Moorland Road
PL7 2RS
Contact
Jason Haywood
01626 325917
jason.haywood@devonfa.com
Time
10:00AM
Price
£160.00
Day 1 - Saturday 12th September 2020
Prompt 10am start and finish at 4pm. Session is both outside practical and indoors. Please bring lunch and plenty of fluids.
Day 2 - Sunday 13th September 2020
Prompt 10am start and finish at 4pm. Session is both outside practical and indoors. Please bring lunch and plenty of fluids.
Tutor
Jason Haywood
Location
Modbury Association of Recreation and Sport
The Queen Elizabeth II recreation Ground, Chatwell Ln,
Modbury
Devon
PL21 0FS
Contact
Jason Haywood
01626 325917
jason.haywood@devonfa.com
Time
10:00AM
Price
£160.00
Tutor
Jason Hawkins
Location
Cranbrook Education Campus
Tillhouse Road
Exeter
Devon
EX5 7EE
Contact
Jason Haywood
01626 325917
jason.haywood@devonfa.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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