OFFICIATING COURSES - GROUP SIGN UP

If you are looking to book an officiating course for six or more candidates, the information you require is below.

Our Level 1 & 2 Referee, Level 1 & 2 Table Official and Introduction to Statistics courses are available to be utilised by clubs, leagues, associations, schools, colleges and universities to name but a few. We are offering a huge 50% discount where 6 or more candidates attend the course.

Our online courses utilise the Hive Learning platform, which can be operated on a laptop, computer or smart device (phone or tablet).

The theoretical learning for all the above awards can be synchronous or asynchronous depending on your preference. Each candidate will need to complete the Hive Learning modules but you may wish to have this delivered face-to-face to aid learning. You can source an approved tutor if this is your preferred method.

There is a requirement for the organiser to set up a 2-hour practical session for the Level 1 Referee Award, and a 4-hour practical session for the Level 2 Referee Award. A syllabus will be made available for this. A full basketball court will be required. As the organiser you will be required to source an approved tutor for this session. The organiser is responsible for the costs of the court and the tutor. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the practical elements currently cannot be delivered.

Once the course has been registered and approved by Basketball England, we will provide you with the course code alongside the documentation for you to register your candidates for the course.

Only when we have details of the candidates that will attend will we provide access to the online modules. An invoice will then be issued within 5 working days.

Read on to hear more about our courses and organise a course using the buttons below.

Level 1 Referee

 

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, youth local leagues and at recreational level.

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

Expected duration: 4 hours (including 2 hour practical session)

Pre-requisites: None

Recommended minimum age: 14 years

Cost:  Was £45 per candidate, now £22.50 (when signing up 6 or more candidates)

Post online module requirements: Candidates are required to take part in a 2-hour practical sessions. These sessions will be lead by a teacher or a Referee Tutor. Candidates will be coached through refereeing a game.

Certification: Upon completion of the Hive Learning modules and after attendance at a 2-hour practical session, the candidate will receive an e-certificate.

Level 1 Table Official

 

Provides an introduction for complete beginners to the game. This online course gives you an insight into the basic work of a timer and scorer.

Level 1 table officials can officiate at school games, youth local leagues and at recreational level.

The candidate will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device, and the ability to print a document to complete this course.

Expected duration: 2 hours

Pre-requisite: None

Recommended minimum age: 14 years

Cost: Was £35 per candidate, now £17.50 (when signing up 6 or more candidates)

Online module requirements: The candidate will be required to print a practice scoresheet template document and complete the first quarter of the practice game within the course. 

Certification: Upon completion of the Hive Learning modules and after successful completion of the practice scoresheet, the candidate will receive an e-certificate.

Introduction to Statistics

Provides an introduction to statistics and use of FIBA LiveStats software for recording statistics during games. This online course gives you an insight into statistics, why they are important, the various criteria and the use of FIBA LiveStats software.

Successful completion of this course will help prepare the candidate to record statistics in Basketball England's NBL competitions. Practice in other games is strongly recommended before attempting NBL games.

The candidate will need access to a laptop or computer to complete this course. It is strongly recommended that you download FIBA Live Stats version 7 (link below) prior to signing up to this course, to ensure your device can operate it (N.B. the software does not work on Apple devices).

Expected duration: 4 hours

Pre-requisite: Some basketball knowledge

Recommended minimum age: 14 years

Cost: Was £30 per candidate, now £15 (when signing up 6 or more candidates)

Online module requirements: The candidate will be required to complete the first half of the practice game within the course.

Certification: Upon completion of the Hive Learning modules and after successful completion of the box score, the candidate will receive an e-certificate.

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Level 2 Referee

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.

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

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

Pre-requisites: Basketball knowledge or Level 1 Referee

Recommended minimum age: 16 years

Cost: Was £85 per candidate, now £42.50 (when signing up 6 or more candidates)

Online modules: The course consists of modules which the candidate can learn at their own pace. The candidate will be able to learn in their own time and can keep coming back to Hive Learning as often as they 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: Candidates are required to take part in a 4-hour practical sessions. These sessions will be lead by Referee Tutor. Candidates will be coached through refereeing a game, with a finer look at mechanics and general play calling.

Assessments: There is an online theory examination with 50 True/False questions where the candidate is required to achieve a 70% pass mark. Once this has been completed and the candidate has attended the practical session, they will need to referee 3 games with a Level 3 or higher referee or approved Referee Coach who will confirm their 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, the candidate will receive an e-certificate.

Level 2 Table Official

This course is for those who have completed Level 1 or have a good basketball knowledge, providing deeper learning of the roles of the timer and scorer.

Level 2 Table Officials can be deployed to local league, junior NBL and even senior NBL competitions up to WNBL Division One and NBL Division Two alongside Level 3 colleagues.

The candidate will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device to complete this course. They will also need to be able to print out the practice scoresheet template to be able to complete the course.

Expected duration: 6 hours

Pre-requisite: Basketball knowledge or Level 1 Table Official

Recommended minimum age: 16 years

Cost: Was £50 per candidate, now £25 (when signing up 6 or more candidates)

Online module requirements: The course consists of modules which the candidate can learn at their own pace. The candidate will be able to learn in their own time and can keep coming back to Hive Learning as often as they like. The modules consist of:

  • Introduction
  • Role of the Timer
  • Role of the Scorer
  • Other Information, Examination and Next Steps

Assessments: There is an online theory examination with 25 multiple choice questions where the candidate is required to achieve a 70% pass mark. They will also have a practice scoresheet assessed. Once this has been completed the candidate will need to table officiate four games (two as scorer and two as timer) with a Level 3 or higher table official or approved Table Official Coach who will confirm their competency for the Level 2 Table Official Award.

Certification: Upon completion of the Hive Learning modules, successful completion of the exam including practice scoresheet and a satisfactory performance in four full regulation games, the candidate will receive an e-certificate.