Aimed at referees who want to progress from local or junior national league to senior National League games. The course gives you practical knowledge on game administration and refereeing in games of a higher standard. To be considered for the Level 3 Award, you must meet the pre requisites and requirements below.
October 2023 to May 2024
The cost to enrol on the course is £110.
You must have been a Level 2 referee for at least two years, and have refereed during that time.
Your regional referee coordinator (details found at the bottom of this webpage) must verify your application. They may consult with senior referees or other local referee co-ordinators to inform this decision.
You will be placed in a coaching group and be assigned a Referee Coach who is available to support your learning and development.
Your portfolio will be in the Hive Learning online platform where you will have access to additional resources.
The learner will need access to a laptop or computer to complete the online work required.
You are required to attend a number of education sessions during the course which will be delivered online. These sessions will cover topics outlined in the course syllabus.
The learner will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device to complete the online sessions.
Candidates will receive a number of education sessions during the season which will be delivered online.
You will also be placed in a coaching group, where you will have a Referee Coach available to support you, whilst working with peers.
There will be a theory examination which will consist of:
25 Rules Test Questions (Yes/No) - 80% pass mark
8 Video Test Questions (Multiple Choice) - 75% pass mark
5 Mechanics Questions (Multiple Choice) - 80% pass mark
You are required to take part in a 5-hour practical learning session organised by Basketball England. This session will be led by a BE approved Referee Tutor.
For this session, you will be on-court working through the different game scenarios relating to mechanics and play calling, fouls and violations.
When attending the practical learning session you will need to bring with you:
Should you be accepted onto the Level 3 assessment phase, you will be expected to be available to referee in the senior national leagues upon appointment from Basketball England. You will be assigned to games as a Group C referee.
Referee Coaches will be assigned to a number of your games and provide feedback on your performance. These assessments will form a large part of whether you are deemed competent to achieve this award.
Dependent on performance and the number of referees on the award, we may invite you to a number of events including and not limited to:
Sureshot Junior National Cup Finals - January 2024
Academy Finals - March 2024
Dynamik National School Finals - April/May 2024
Junior Final Fours - May 2024
Candidates are encouraged to supplement their learning by attending one of Basketball England's endorsed development camps, details of which can be found here. Camp costs are not included in the level 3 award fee.
At the end of the assessment period, the Delivery Manager will communicate with your Referee Coach, and anyone else deemed necessary and make one of the following recommendations:
Award you the Level 3 qualification
Extend your assessment period
Not competent, able to reapply when the course next opens
Should you wish to appeal this recommendation, you may do this within 10 business days of notification stating your reason(s). Your appeal will be reviewed by the Delivery Manager with any of the program lead(s).
Below is the list of the current Regional Referee Coordinators. If you need contact information for your Regional Referee Coordinator, please email [email protected].
East – Sean Worrall
East Midlands – Alison Muir
London – John Letizia
North East – Jonpaul Heron
North West – Kate Lewis
South – Ian Lester
South East – Nik Bedwell
South West – Richard Stokes
West Midlands – TBC (apply direct and BE will check with senior referees in your area)
Yorkshire – TBC (apply direct and BE will check with senior referees in your area)