Aimed at beginners who have experience as a player or have attended the Level 1 Referee course. This course gives in-depth education of the general rules of the game and provides the learner with the education required to referee local games on a weekly basis.
Level 2 referees can officiate local league and up to junior NBL.
Expected duration (Learning only): 16 hours (includes attending a 4 hour practical learning session)
Prerequisites: Basketball knowledge or Level 1 Referee
Recommended minimum age: 16 years
The learner will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device to complete this course.
The course consists of 8 online modules which the learner completes during the classroom session or in their own time.
The modules include:
The theory modules are always available to the learner to refer to during their formative years as a referee.
The learner will need access to a laptop, computer or smart device to complete the online modules.
The tutor will need access to a classroomn that has big screen and audio equipment for the theory and a full court set up for the pratcical learning session.
There is an online theory examination with 50 True/False questions where the learner is required to achieve a 70% pass mark. You can access this in module 8 of in the online learning platform. There is no limit to the number of times the learner has to successfully complete the examination.
The learner is required to take part in a 4-hour practical session organiser by the course organiser. This session will be led by a BE approved Referee Tutor. The learners 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 the learner will need to bring with them:
Once the learner has attended the classroom education session and the practical learning session, they are required to buy a referee licence so they can referee some practice games.
Learners should referee games where they can receive feedback from level 3 co-officials or a Referee Coach in order to prepare themselves for their assessment games.
Only when the learner has completed the online modules, the examination, attended the 4-hour practical session and refereed a number of practice games should they attempt their 3 assessment games.
Assessments are full regulations games (3 in total) that are supervised either by the referee you officiate with (co-official) or a qualified referee who watches from the sideline.
This referee should be licenced and at least be a level 3 referee qualifed or an approved BE Referee Coach.
Certification: Upon completion of the online modules, successful completion of the exam, attending the 4-hour practical session, and a satisfactory performance in 3 full regulation games, the candidate will receive an e-certificate.
Upon completion of the online modules, examination, attending the 4-hour practical learning session and completing the 3 assessment games succssfully will the learner receive an e-certificate.