Referee Courses are delivered to referees and players who want a better understanding of the rules. All courses fall under the European Touch grading system. There are badges for levels 1 (entry level) to 5 (world cup standard). No previous experience is required to attend a level 1 course.
Keep checking below for updates on up and coming Referee Course dates:For further details and information on the courses, please contact England Touch Referee Course Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses are added regularly, but if you are interested in attending a L1 course, when no suitable L1 course is available – please register your interest here!
This is an introductory course for Touch Referees. No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.
Content: This course takes 3 – 4 hours and covers:
Assessment: There are two assessment criteria:
The practical assessment will take place at a later date, however it is advised that participants practice what has been covered in the course and are assessed at a later date to ensure their competency.
Successful completion of the theory and practical elements will see participants receive a European Level 1 certificate and badge.
Cost: The course cost is £20 and covers course materials, accreditation, whistle and lanyard.
Requirements: Bring pen and paper; whistle if you have one, water bottle and kit to run in.
Interested people must have attended and passed the Level 1 course (both the theory and practical elements) before attending a Level 2 course and will have done a season of refereeing prior to the course.
This is a full one day course and will consist of a presentation, interactive sessions, theory & practical assessment (at a later date).
Those who pass the course will receive a European Level 2 certificate and badge.
Level 3 is an advanced level course.
Interested people must have attended and passed the Level 2 course (both the theory and practical elements) before attending a Level 3 course, and have done a minimum of 2 seasons practical refereeing experience.
This is a full two day course and includes interactive sessions, theory & practical assessments and a written exam for submission after the course. Those who pass the course will receive a European Level 3 certificate and badge.
Level Four and Five
Level 3 is the last level where a course is required, Levels 4 and 5 are awarded through on field assessments at international tournaments only.