lfa referees

The FA Referees Course


The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills and knowledge they will need to be able to referee grassroots football matches safely and effectively. It is for people aged 14 and over who want to referee mini soccer, 9 v 9 and/or 11 v 11 football.  

The course comprises online learning on the Laws of the Game and face to face training. You must complete the online learning before attending the face to face training. You will also need to complete online safeguarding training before attending the face to face training.

We have produced a Referee Learner Pack for the 2024/25 season which covers all stages of the course - from prerequisites and course content, to how to register once you are qualified.

Can't see the document? You can download it here.

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Price: £140

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

Get In Touch

Referee Department



You can view and book all of our upcoming FA Referee Courses here.

Courses run throughout the year and are £140.

Please ensure you have read the Learner Pack above before booking onto a course.

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.

To enrol onto this London FA Referee Course, you are required to permanently live in London. The London FAs catchment area is 12 miles from Charing Cross, upon registering onto this course, please ensure you have checked to see you are within this catchment area, if you fall outside of this catchment area, you will be removed from this course and directed to your nearest County FA.