The Advanced Statistics Award is now open for applications until Tuesday 31 August.

Aimed at statisticians with at least two years experience in the senior national leagues who want to progress to Britain's professional leagues. The course gives you practical knowledge on game administration and being a statistician in games of a higher standard.


1 September 2021 to 31 May 2022*

*Please note that the date may extend if the course is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.


The cost to enrol onto the course is £50. This is a heavily subsidised cost for the first year of implementation, and does not include the cost of National Officiating Conference.

Pre requisites & requirements

  • You must hold the Introduction to Statistics qualification, and have experience statting live games in the NBL/WNBL or WBBL

  • You must attend the National Officiating Conference 2021

Games & Events

Should you be accepted on to the Advanced Statistics Award, you will be expected to stat at least four games per month in the senior national leagues or WBBL.

Statistician Coaches will be assigned to a number of your games and provide feedback, as well as completing game reviews to give you an accuracy rating which will be part of the decision whether to award you the Advanced Statistics Award.

Dependent on performance and the number of statisticians on the award, we may invite you to a number of events including and not limited to:

  • Sureshot Junior National Cup Finals - January 2022

  • Senior National Cup Finals - January 2022

  • Academy Finals - March 2022

  • Senior Playoff Finals - April 2022

  • Junior Final Fours - May 2022

Education & Theory Examination

Candidates will receive a number of education sessions during the season which will be delivered online.

You will also be provided with a personal Statistician Coach, who will support you and be your main point of contact throughout the course.

There will be an opportunity to self-evaluate your performances including reviewing your own stats against game footage.

There will be a theory examination at the National Officiating Conference which you will need to pass. If you do not pass it pre-season, we will provide other opportunities during the season to complete it.


At the end of the assessment period, the Delivery Manager will communicate with your Statistician Coach, and anyone else deemed necessary and make one of the following recommendations:

  1. Award you the Advanced Statistics qualification

  2. Extend your assessment period

  3. 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).