Referee courses

Become A Fully qualified referee by embarking on our referee pathway

Brilliant course, highly recommended for people looking to get involved with refereeing.
Dai Williams
A clear and informative course with excellent written and video examples. Being able to take the course at your own pace is really convenient. Thanks
Claire Jones

Available courses

Laws Of The Game: Introductory course

This course is specially designed as an introduction to refereeing and offers learners a Basic Awareness of the Laws of the Game. It focuses on the key LOTG and considers a range of scenarios. Particularly useful for people wanting to get a taste for refereeing and those coaching or volunteering at football clubs. It costs just £10 and on completion awards the learner a £10 off voucher for the Full course.

laws of the game: full course

This course takes learners through all the Laws of the game, using videos, animations and other interactive elements. Upon completion of the end of course quiz learners will be invited to an end of course session where they will be able to chat to their local referee representatives and ask any key questions . Upon completion of this users will be fully qualified to referee. The LOTG: Introduction Course is not a pre-requisite

Purchase for your club and save up to 50%

As a player first, this course give me an eye opener on how much goes on for a referee during a match and a better understanding of the game
William Blake

Who are the courses for?

LOTG: Introductory Course

£ 10 Perfect for you if:
  • You want an introduction to refereeing
  • You coach or volunteer at a football club
  • You want a 100% online course
  • Further info:
  • Certificate on completion
  • Approx 2 hrs of learning
  • Full online support and guidance

LOTG: Full Course

£ 50 Perfect for you if:
  • You want to become a qualified referee
  • You want to learn about all the Laws of the Game
  • You want to earn match fees
  • Further info:
  • Certification on completion
  • Approx 6-8 hrs of training
  • Full online support and guidance

Who you'll be learning with

Online referee training specialsits

The courses are created in partnership with eCoach, experts in online referee education. eCoach created the first ever online referee courses, in the world, back in 2016 and have gone on to work with numerous Governing Bodies across Europe.

While experts from the referee team at the Irish Football Association have helped create the courses and are on hand to help you with any questions you may have.



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