On this page you can discover everything about a Level 2 Referee and even sign up to our online Level 2 Referee course.

Aimed at beginners who have experience as a player or have attended the Level 1 course. This course gives an in-depth experience of the general rules of the game and provides you with the teaching so that you can referee games in your local area on a weekly basis.

Level 2 referees can officiate local league and junior NBL.

You will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device to complete this course.

Each candidate who signs up to our online course will receive a 10% discount (valid for one purchase) on officiating products in our online shop.

Once you have signed up, candidates will receive access to the online learning by the end of the next working day.

Expected duration: 16 hours (including 4 hour practical session)

Pre-requisites: Basketball knowledge or Level 1 Referee

Recommended minimum age: 16 years

Cost: £85

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:

  • Introduction
  • Teams, Officials, Court & Equipment
  • Playing Regulations
  • Mechanics & Areas of Responsibility
  • Violations
  • Fouls
  • General Principles
  • Examination

Post online module requirements: Once the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, candidates will be invited to a number of 4-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.

Further support: You will be invited to a number of online workshops which will help support your learning. These will be hosted by our highly experienced Referee Tutors.

Assessments: There is an online theory examination with 50 True/False questions where you are required to achieve a 70% pass mark. Once this has been completed and you have attended the practical session, you will need to referee 3 games with a Level 3 or higher referee or approved Referee Coach who will confirm your competency for the Level 2 Referee Award.

Certification: Upon completion of the Hive Learning modules, successful completion of the exam, after attendance at a 4-hour practical session, and a satisfactory performance in 3 full regulation games, you will receive an e-certificate.