The Level 2 Referee course has been designed to take into account the more advanced aspects of refereeing. The course consists of 3
1) 6 Online modules
2) 5 Face to Face Modules (Training for Fitness, Laws of the Game/Case Studies/Skills Drills, Safety in Sport, Practical Refereeing, Lifestyle Guidelines, Assessing Performance, Psychology of Refereeing, Sociology of Refereeing, The Referee & the Judiciary, The Touch Judge, Legal Responsibilities of Referees
3) Practical & Written/or Oral Assessment ( The practical assessment involves on field refereeing ; assessments will take place during throughout the season)
Upon completion of the 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 practical & written/oral assessments. If the candidate is deemed competent they will be officially accredited as a Level 2 Referee.
Please note, whilst there are five levels of Referee accreditation within the National Referee Accreditation Scheme, only Levels 1 and 2 are education-based courses.
Level 3-5 are earned through experience across the game.
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