Face to Face Training
There is 11 hours of face to face training (normally one evening, followed by a full day), which mixes training room work with practical activity on a pitch. Key messages from the online learning are reinforced throughout. The training room work includes:
• Fun, interactive quizzes
• How to establish rapport and build relationships with players and coaches
• Recognising and dealing with foul challenges and handball
• Managing offside
• Dealing with inappropriate behaviour
• Managing players
On the pitch, you will have the opportunity to turn your knowledge into skills through refereeing game based scenarios. You will practise:
• Communicating decisions
• Cautioning and sending off techniques
• Managing the kick off, free kicks, penalty kicks, corner kicks and throw-ins
• Positioning in open play and at restarts
• Being an assistant referee
Qualifying as a Referee
To qualify as a referee, you must also referee five games after you have attended the face to face training. You will then receive a certificate and an FA Referee badge.
You be supported through those five games by your County Football Association (CFA). As you continue your refereeing career, you will then be able to access further training opportunities, both online and face to face.
All learners on all Referees Course must have completed the Course Pre-Requisites.
Online Learning - https://falearning.thefa.com/course/view.php?id=1804
FA Safeguarding For All - https://thebootroom.thefa.com/learning/qualifications/safeguarding-courses
If the learner is over the age of 16 they will also need a DBS Check guidance for this can be obtained by contacting Shaun Taylor or Lewis Mason via email@example.com
You MUST complete the two course pre-requisites on the Learner’s FAN number. Once these are complete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a booking link for one of the courses below: