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Upcoming Referee Courses

Start your journey as a referee.

Worcestershire FA is pleased to confirm details of upcoming referee courses.

Refereeing can be challenging but also very rewarding. With fantastic support mechanisms, opportunities to develop and a clear pathway to higher levels of the game, there has never been a better time to be a referee.

Once you have completed the course with Worcestershire FA, we guarantee to provide you with a mentor who will watch some of your matches and provide you with support both on and off the pitch.

Details of how to become a referee, as well as our upcoming courses, can be found below.


Learners must live in Worcestershire and be aged 14 or over to become a referee.

Step 1: Click here to complete The FA Guide to the Laws of the Game

Step 2: Click here to complete The FA Safeguarding Children Course

Step 3: After you have completed Step 1 and Step 2, you need to email

Your email should include your full name and date of birth so that we can check the qualifications are showing on your profile

Please note: If you are aged 16 or over, you will also need to complete a DBS Check

Step 4: Attend The FA Referee Course (organised by Worcestershire FA)

Step 5: Referee at least 5 matches to complete the qualification




This course is for learners aged 19+ only and is FREE

Monday 30th January 2023 6.30pm to 9.30pm - Classroom

Sunday 5th February 2023 10.00am to 6.00pm - Classroom and Astro

At Wolverley C of E Secondary School, Blakeshall Lane, Wolverley, Kidderminster, DY11 5XQ


Monday 20th February 2023 9.30am to 12.30pm – Classroom

Thursday 23rd February 2023 9.30am to 5.00pm – Classroom and 3G

At Worcestershire FA, County Sports Ground, Claines Lane, Worcester, WR3 7SS

Courses that are not funded by our delivery partner currently cost £135.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that learners, and their parent/carer if aged under 18, read our Trainee Referee Guide before starting their journey as a referee. You can download this guide by clicking here.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please email: