Aimed at complete beginners who want a better knowledge of the game: whether an under 16 player just starting out in the officiating world; a parent; or a novice looking to get into the sport. This online course gives an insight into the basic mechanics of refereeing, violations and fouls.
Level 1 referees can officiate school games, junior local leagues and at recreational level.
You will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device to complete this course.
Once you have signed up, candidates will receive access to the online learning by the end of the next working day.
Expected duration: 4 hours (including 2 hour practical session)
Recommended minimum age: 14 years
Online modules: The course consists of modules which you can learn at your own pace. You are able to learn in your own time and can keep coming back to Hive Learning as often as you like. The modules consist of:
Post online module requirements: Once the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, candidates will be invited to a number of 2-hour practical sessions. These sessions will be lead by one of our Referee Tutors at central locations around the country, where you will be coached through refereeing a game.
Certification: Upon completion of the Hive Learning modules and after attendance at a 2-hour practical session, you will receive an e-certificate.