Level One

Refereeing Courses

Interested in becoming a referee? Passing a Level one refereeing course qualifies you to referee school and club rugby matches – as well as joining your local referee society.

You must complete the World Rugby RugbyReady online assessment before attending a Level one course.

World Rugby RugbyReady online course

The Level 1 course is 6 hours in total and is mainly practical with some classroom based elements. The course is free but should you wish to referee for your local referee society, you will be asked to pay the annual subscription. All attendees will receive a Law Book, Law Variation Cards and course handouts.

After you've completed the course and passed the exam you are required to do an on-field assessment.  This can be arranged through your local referee society.  With all this successfully completed you are licensed to referee up to and including Regional League 2, Schools, and youth rugby

To register for a place on one of the scheduled courses, select the course of your choice from the list below and click on REGISTER NOW before the registration closing date of your chosen course.

Consideration will be given to any requests by clubs to hold a course for their members at the club outside the dates of the scheduled course listed below –  there will be a charge of £100 to run any course not on the planned schedule.  A minimum of 8 participants is required.



National Level 1 Refereeing Course


All queries to [email protected] 

Duncanrig Secondary School

Wednesday 30 November 2016

9.15am - 3.15pmRegister at [email protected]
Carnoustie HS

Sunday 4 December 2016

10am - 5pmRegister at [email protected]
BT Murrayfield

Sunday 8 January 2017

10am - 5pmRegister by Monday 2 January 2017 REGISTER NOW

National Assistant Referee Course



All queries and registration to [email protected]


BT Murrayfield

Next course will be in February 2017 date TBC

10am - 2.30pm 

Club Touch Judge Course






All queries and registration to [email protected]

BT Murrayfield

Next course will be in February 2017 date TBC10am - 12pm