National Level 1 Refereeing Course

National Level 1 Refereeing Course

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 Rugby Ready online assessment before attending a Level one course.

Course information

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. With all this successfully completed you are licensed to referee up to and including Regional League 2, Schools, and youth rugby.


Candidates must complete the World Rugby Rugby Ready online course prior to Day 1 of the National Level 1 Refereeing Course.

The course is free to attend.

If you have any questions regarding the course please contact [email protected]

If you wish to sign up to a course, please click the blue section which will take you to that particular course.

Date and Time Location
Saturday 6 July (10am - 4pm)

Clydebank RFC

Saturday 17 August 2019 (10am-5pm)

The Gordon Schools, Huntly

Sunday 3 November (10am-5pm)

Rubislaw, Aberdeen Grammar

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