The FA Referee Course
Before we can allow candidates onto one of our FA Referee Courses, they must first have completed a Learn The Laws Module and completed an FA Online Safeguarding Course, with it registered on their own FAN record.
New Referee Course Guide 2023-24
The Online Learn the Laws Learning Module can be accessed at:
If you are under the age of 16, or a parent / guardian, you might find the information at the refereeing help centre useful when logging in. Please access it at:
Safeguarding Course can be accessed at:
All referees will be required to complete the ‘Safeguarding For All Course’.
The Safeguarding for All course will take around 45 minutes to complete.
FA DBS application
If you are 16+ years old you will be required to have a FA DBS. To apply for a FA DBS please use the form below and follow the step by step guide, once complete you will be required to bring your 3 chosen documents to your course and call the office on 0191 387 2929 to make the £10 payment prior to the course.
All our 2023 new referee courses are now fully booked, we will be releasing 2024 courses in December and will email those who have completed the expression of interest form at that time as well as publishing all courses here.