Becoming a Referee

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11v11 football

Basic Referee Training Course

This course provides a qualification that enables successful candidates to officiate in all types of 11v11 football as fully Registered Referees. The course is a minimum of 12 hours duration with 2 examinations at the end and can be delivered over a number of weeks or as an intensive course over a weekend. Ideally, candidates should be willing to officiate for Leagues & Competitions.

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Match-Day Skills 3-Hour Workshop

The workshop does not provide a qualification but outlines the basic skills needed to facilitate a game of 11 v 11 football when there is no officially appointed referee. The workshop is normally 3 hours duration (approx) and is geared towards groups of 8-12 (indoor/outdoor) or larger groups of 15-50 (indoor only). It gives people within clubs some knowledge of the Laws to enable them to referee games when there’s no one else.

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Mini Soccer

Mini-Soccer Workshop

This workshop does not provide a qualification but outlines the philosophy of mini soccer and understanding the needs of children in football. The workshop is normally of 2 hours duration (approx) and is geared towards large groups of people from within Junior football organisations. The workshop also gives an outline of the Rules of Mini Soccer.

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Small-sided football

Small Sided Basic Training Course

This course provides a qualification that enables successful candidates to officiate in small sided. football (not FUTSAL or mini soccer). The course is of 10 hours duration spread over a number of sessions with an examination at the end. This qualification does not allow you to officiate in any other form of football although it would give a sound basis to progress to other areas.

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Futsal

Futsal Basic Training Course

This course provides a qualification that enables successful candidates to officiate only in Futsal. The course is of 10 hours duration spread over a number of sessions with an examination at the end. This qualification is specific to Futsal only & does not enable you to officiate in other forms of football, although it would give a sound basis to progress to other areas.

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