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FA Referee Course Expression of Interest

We are delighted to confirm that we have six planned FA Referee Courses taking place across the county in 2024.

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Further information can be seen here, and if you’re interested in securing a place, please email support@northridingfa.com and a member of the team will provide further information. However, before you register, please see below for some important pre-requisites.

New Referees

New Referees


Before we can allow candidates onto one of our FA Referee Courses, they must first have completed a Learn The Laws Module and completed an FA Online Safeguarding Course, with it registered on their own FAN record. Additionally, if you are 16 or over, you must apply for an FA DBS online before being accepted for a place. We will then verify your documents on the first date of the course.

The online Learn the Laws Learning Module can be accessed at:


If you are under the age of 16, or a parent / guardian, you might find the information at the refereeing help centre useful when logging in. Please access it at:


The Online Safeguarding Course can be accessed at:


All candidates can currently complete the ‘Safeguarding for All’ course option, and Learn the Laws Learning Modules, for FREE of charge using their unique FAN number.

The Safeguarding for All course will take around 45 minutes to complete. The Learn the Laws Learning Modules will take around 90 minutes to complete.

FA DBS (Criminal Record Check)

All candidates who plan to referee within youth football, will also require to have an in-date FA DBS (those who are 16 years of age +) before we can register them as a referee.

Further information on this process will be sent at a later date, once candidates have a confirmed FA Referee Course booking with us. We will arrange verification sessions ahead of you attending an FA Referee Course. 

Should you require any further information, please email support@northridingfa.com

Get in Touch

Conor Ledgeway

Referee Development Officer

01642 717770 (Option 3)
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)