Our Level 1 & 2 Referee, Level 1 & 2 Table Official and Introduction to Statistics courses are available to be organised by clubs, leagues, associations, schools, colleges and universities.
Each course is set up slightly differently and there are a number of options for an organiser to choose from. The preferred option is for the organiser to set up the course so that both the theory and the practical learning elements are delivered to the learners, by a tutor in a face to face environment. Alternatively, the organiser could organise a course where the learners complete the theory modules in their own time at home.
For the Level 1 and 2 Referee courses the practical learning is always on-court in a face to face environment.
Both the Level 2 Referee and Table Official Courses have a theory examination and a practical assessment. The theory examination is available to the learner within the Hive Learning platform once the theory modules have been competed. The practical assessments are completed by the learner by way of officiating games whilst under the supervision of an assessor. 4 games a required for a level 2 referee learner and 4 games are required for a level 2 table officials learner (2 x scoring & 2 x timing). Learners should complete a number of practice games before attempting their assessment games.
The learner needs access to a laptop, computer or smart device (phone or tablet) in order to complete the modules.
Below are a list of courses that can be organised locally. Click on the 'Organise A Course' button of your chosen course to find further details of what the requirements are.
As the organiser, you are responsible for booking and paying for the venue and tutor. Basketball England can support you with the booking of an approved tutor where required.
Once the course has been registered and approved by Basketball England, you will be provided with a course code alongside the documentation for you to register your learners onto the learning platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.