Referee Courses

Want to become a rugby referee or interested in understanding more about the game?  Why not book yourself on a referee course.

The Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Refereeing Children course has been designed specifically for those who wish to start their refereeing the Under 7's to Under 13's.  This course will provide you with a solid basis on which you can continue to build and improve your skills as a referee.

The England Rugby Refereeing Award Course is for developing referees wanting to referee the 15-a-side game and will equip candidates with the skills and confidence to do so effectively. It is delivered using a mixture of practical and classroom based activities. 

Which Courses should I attend?

  • Refereeing U7's - U13's? Please click here for a England Rugby's suggested refereeing pathway.​​
  • Refereeing U14's through to Seniors? Please click here for England Rugby's suggested refereeing pathway.
  • Please click here to view the various Courses and CPDs on offer throughout the season​​​ along with their costings


RFU Refereeing CPD Courses for both Men & Women

For Clubs wishing to host additional CPDs - please click here
Please note the process for Clubs booking additional CPD's, includes a minimum of 6 weeks 'lead in' time.
As a reminder, the initial criteria for Clubs (aside from the info detailed on the CPD booking form) to be able to host CPD's is that they must:
  • Be an RFU Accredited Club
  • Have updated their GMS (Game Management System) information specific to the number of Teams within the Club; the number of players within each Team and the number of coaches within each Team
  • Be suitable in terms of space (i.e - the venue is free from additional activities taking place at the same time, within the same area)
  • Have adequate indoor space to model practical elements if required, and allow for small group breakout work


Continous Match Official Development Courses (CMOD's)

Date Area of Focus Time Venue Booking Link
Mon Oct 30th Communication & Management 7 - 8:30pm Blackheath FC click here
Monday Nov 6th Lineout 7 - 8:30pm Beccehamian RFC click here


Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Refereeing Children

Date Time Venue Booking Link
Thursday Oct 19th 7:30 - 10:30pm Old Alleynian RFC click here
Wednesday Nov 1st 7 - 10pm Thanet Wanderers RFC click here
Monday Nov 6th 7 - 10pm Cranbrook RFC click here
Wednesday Nov 8th 7 - 10pm Gravesend RFC click here


England Rugby Refereeing Award (Level 2 Qualification)

For a brief overview of the detail covered in the England Rugby Refereeing Award - click here

The England Rugby Refereeing Award Courses taking place across Area 3 (& surrounding areas) for the 2017-18 season can be found here.

Pleas note Area 3 = Kent, Essex, Sussex & Surrey

Please continue to check back for future updates.


England Rugby Website - Support

If you are unsure of how to find your username and password for the England Rugby website please click here for a helpful guide

For support on booking onto CPD's and Award Courses please click here


UPDATED: October 12th 2017




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