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The FA Referee Course


Please see below our upcoming courses

The latest set of dates for The FA Referees Course are below:

Courses are being planned for Summer 2024, please fill out the form below to be notified of the dates when released.

To book on, please click the booking links, email or  call T: 01603 704050 (Ext.1; Opt.1; Opt.3) M: 07467806248


If you cannot attend one of the courses above, please fill in our Expression of Interest Form.


Minimum Age

Learners must be 14 or over on the course start date.


Online Requirements

It is a requirement before you attend face to face training that you have completed the Online Guide to the Laws of the Game and the appropriate online safeguarding course which can be found below.


When completing the Online Modules, please ensure you login in using the FAN of the person completing the course not a parent/carer FAN. If you are unsure of your FAN please get in contact.


Course 1: Online Guide to the Laws of the Game Modules

The online learning can be accessed at

Please complete all 5 Modules as well as the survey at the bottom of the learning page.


If you are under the age of 16, you might find the information at the link useful when logging in.


Course 2:  Safeguarding Requirements

Referees who are 14/15 years old can

- Complete the free 1 hour Safeguarding For All LINK HERE (valid for two years)

All other Referees who are 16+ can

- Complete the free 1 hour Safeguarding For All LINK HERE (valid for two years)


- Complete the new Online Safeguarding Children Course (£30) LINK HERE (valid for two years with continual free recertification)


It is a requirement before you attend face to face training that you have completed the Online Guide to the Laws of the Game and the appropriate online safeguarding course which can be found above.



Upon successful completion of the Online Guide to the Laws of the Game, the 11 hours face to face course and 5 games, learners will receive a certificate as well as being classified as either a Level Y Referee (if aged 14 or 15) or a Level 7 referee (if aged 16 or above).


Course Fee: £135


The Course Fee Includes:

- Includes all training modules

- 1st Season FA Referee Registration

- Norfolk FA Badge

- Green Armband for U18's

- Equipment: red & yellow cards, notebook & pencil, whistle & assistant referee flags

- Opportunity to join 3 New Referee Support Sessions across the season

- Mentor visits

- Promotion opportunities immediately upon qualification

Referee Kit (Shirt, shorts, socks) are not included and will need to be purchased yourself.

Funding Schemes

The NCYFL are delighted to announce additions to their funding schemes for the 2023-24 season for match officials.


New Referee Bursary: The New Referee Bursary scheme, gives newly qualified match officials the opportunity to earn £80 back after the completion of 8 fixtures in the NCYFL league (5 of which must be U11-18).


Referee Reward Scheme: Match officials that register with Norfolk County FA and are appointed by them to NCYFL fixtures, are eligible to join our new reward scheme. For every 10 matches completed, they earn a cash bursary, potentially earning an additional £150 for completing 30 matches.


Excess Mileage Scheme

Appointed match officials that are willing to travel further than the current mileage cap, are able to claim back the excess mileage from NCYFL, at no cost to the clubs involved in the fixture.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01603 704050
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: