The Level 1 Referee course is an entry level course consisting of 3 components:
1) 10 Online modules (The Referee, Laws of the Game, Signal & Whistles, Role of the Touch judge, Fitness for officiating, Pre-Match, Match & Post Match Considerations, Practical Refereeing Theory, Management & Communication, Attitudes – Personal Qualities, Safety- Maintaining a proper environment)
2) Face to face modules (overview of the above modules)
3) Practical Assessment ( 3 on-field assessments)
Upon completion of the Online and Face-to-face component of the course, the candidate will qualify as a ‘Referee in Training’ which enables them to referee the relevant age groups for a period of 18 months. During this time the candidate is required to undergo a practical assessment. If the candidate is deemed competent they will be officially accredited as a Level 1 Referee.
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