Courses

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 classroom based with some practical 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, details below.  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 contact referee.courses@sru.org.uk 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

 

COURSE AIMS

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

•  Understand the theory and practice of refereeing

•  Have a better understanding of the laws

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Level 1 Refereeing Course introduces new referees to the basic skills of refereeing and provides the knowledge required to referee a 15-a-side game.

The course takes 6hrs and is divided into 9 sessions:

Session 1     Role of the Referee       

 Session 2     Communication

Session 3     Starts/Restarts - Kicks

Session 4     Contact Area  - Tackle, Ruck, Maul                                 

Session 5     Scrum                       

Session 6     Touch and Lineout

Session 7     Offside

Session 8     Advantage    

Session 9     Safety and Spirit

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

To achieve the Level 1 licence participants will be required to:

- Complete every session

- Obtain 60% in the Course Exam

- Complete online Rugby Ready

- Obtain a satisfactory on field Practical Refereeing Assessment

 

VenueDateTimeContact

National Level 1 Refereeing Course

  

All queries and registration to referee.courses@sru.org.uk

Inverness Palace Hotel, InvernessSunday 30 August 201510am - 5pm

Register at the above e-mail

Places available

Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling UniversitySunday 30 August 201510am - 5pm

Register at the above e-mail

Places available

Melrose RFCSunday 6 September 201510am - 4pm

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Places available

BT Murrayfield

Wednesday 9 September and Wednesday 16 September 2015

MUST attend both sessions

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Register at the above e-mail by

Friday 4 September 2015

Melrose RFC

Sunday 4 October 2015

10am - 4pm

Register at the above e-mail by

Monday 28 September 2015

Gala RFC

Sunday 1 November 2015

10am - 4pm

Register at the above e-mail by

Monday 26 October 2015

 

National

Assistant Referee Course

  

All queries and registration to referee.courses@sru.org.uk

BT Murrayfield

Sunday 20 September 2015

10am - 2pm

Register at the above e-mail by

Monday 14 September 2015

National

Club Touch Judge Course

  All queries and registration to referee.courses@sru.org.uk

BT Murrayfield

Sunday 20 September 2015

10am - 12pm

Register at the above e-mail by

Monday 14 September 2015