Get Into Refereeing

Football needs referees at all levels – from youth mini soccer games to the professional game.

With the range of different types of football being played, we offer a range of referee training courses to suitably qualify and prepare referees to operate in the most appropriate and enjoyable form of the game for them.

ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?

All candidates must be aged at least 14 years old before you qualify.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

The course consists of 6 units with the following elements; please

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Important - Please note:

In order to complete the basic refereeing course candidates must have completed the 'Safeguarding Children' best practice workshop.  To sign up for the 'Safeguarding Children' workshop please

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Candidates aged 14 or 15 at the date of Unit 2 will not need to attend the workshop.  Instead these candidates are required to complete a check sheet after viewing an online 'Safeguarding Children Guide'. On completion a certificate will be issued which must be presented to the course tutor.

All candidates aged 16 or over at the date of Unit 2 must also apply during the course for a 'Criminal Records Check'.  For more details please

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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I GET?

On satisfactory completion of Unit 4, candidates will be registered as a Level 9 (Trainee) Referee and will receive a London FA Referee certificate.

On satisfactory completion of Unit 6 (Laws of the Game Exam), candidates will be promoted to Level 7 (Junior County) Referee, unless aged 14 or 15, when they will be registered as a Level 8 (Youth) Referee.

All candidates will receive a London FA Referee certificate and London FA Referee badge.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The fee for all candidates is £165.00

WHAT DOES THE FEE COVER?

 The fee includes the cost of providing candidates with the following:

A copy of 'The Laws of the Game' booklet,

A 'Learn the Laws' CD-ROM,

Pre-course study book,

Venue hire,

Tutor costs,

Essential referee equipment including; assistant flags, red and yellow cards,  a match day wallet, whistle, lanyard,

Safeguarding children awareness training,

WHAT HELP WILL I RECEIVE WHEN I HAVE QUALIFIED?

A mentor will be assigned to you offering support after qualifying

Links with the youth academies from professional clubs in our area including Arsenal FC, Leyton Orient FC and Charlton Athletic FC

Referee groups that arrange training including fitness training.

Access to the London FA Mastermind group (monthly meetings open to referees)

HOW DO I APPLY?

Click HERE to vist our available courses page

NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?

Then get in touch, either by email or telephone:

hugh.gilroy@londonfa.com

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