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The FA Referee Course


The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills and knowledge they will need to be able to referee grassroots football matches safely and effectively.  It is for people aged 14 and over who want to referee mini soccer, 9 v 9 and/or 11 v 11 football.  

The course comprises online learning on the Laws of the Game and face to face training. You must complete the online learning before attending the face to face training. You will also need to complete online safeguarding training before attending the face to face training.


Course Overview


Minimum Age: 14

Course Duration: 24 hours

Price: £130

Leading To: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)

Upcoming courses

 Course        Dates  Course    Time  Venue   Booking Link 





 Joseph Whittaker  BOOK here





 Basford United FC  book here





 Joseph Whittaker  BOOK HERE





 Carlton Le Willows Academy  book here

Joseph Whittaker School
Joseph Whittaker School
Joseph Whittaker School


Either the Safeguarding Football online learning resource or where applicable the workshop will be completed.

A CRC check will be instigated during the course, where applicable.

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                                                                                                        Information for U18’s

For those who are U18 and having issues completing the online learning, please see the below guidance. If you are still unable to access the course, please contact who will be able to assist.

All learners under 18 will need to have their own FAN with its own log in whilst also being linked to a parent / adult FAN. 

In order to link an under 16’s FAN to your FAN, log in to My Account using your email address and password. Scroll down to ‘Link Existing Junior’ or ‘Create New Junior Member’ and follow the prompts.

Once the Junior FAN has been created / linked, click on their name which will take you to their profile. Click on the pencil icon next to Email, then add their email address. Please note an email address can only be added to those aged at least 14.

The email address will then need verifying. Go to and click on ‘Forgotten Password?’ and enter the email address. A verification code will be sent to the email address. Enter the verification code and click Verify Code. Once the email address is verified, a password can be created. 

If this is not the issue, please log out of FA Learning, clear your cache and cookies and then return to the course page using an incognito web browser on a laptop or desktop device.