If the answer to this question is yes you can register your interest by clicking this link and the England Handball Referee Association will be in touch.
The image below shows the pathway to becoming a handball referee. To register on one of our courses click here
If you have refereed before, or hold a foreign refereeing qualification you can apply for recognition of prior learning by sending the request form at this link, along with copies of any certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org
The England Handball coaching department will confirm the validity of the RPL application and issue an England Handball RPL equivalent certificate/document.
Alongside the refereeing levels, there is a licensing system in place for referees active in national competitions (mainly Premier Handball League, National Handball League, Regional Handball League, Under-19 competition, Cup competitions) This system distributes the referees into the league categories. How this works is shown in the image below.
The criteria used to determine the distribution to each category is based on a combination of four factors:
It is important to note that the system is dynamic and categories (Levels) aren’t fixed. Referees can be promoted/demoted, based on the previously established criteria.
The following principles are applied during nominations:
Please note due to number of referees and availability, exceptions might apply.
The table officials’ course is an online course that is hosted on the England Handball e-learning platform.
To purchase the open course, visit the ‘Book on a course’ tab on the website and the course can be purchased on this page. Once the course has been purchased England Handball will send login details to the learner, this may take up to 48 hours (longer at the weekends).
This is an exciting new format for our Level-1 Referee course, and we can’t wait to get you onboard your journey to becoming a referee.
If you have any questions regarding the course, format or qualification please contact our Coaching and Workforce Department at email@example.com To book on the course please click here
This is our new Refereeing Level 2 Award! Designed with our up and coming refeeres in mind, this course allows referees who have achieved a Level 1 to continue their development with expert support and guidance.
New course format
The first section of the course is e-learning, this needs to be completed prior to attending the assessment, on court learning.
*Important Notice* The dates for assessment will be sent out to your email upon completion of the e-learning.
*Please note that your login details for the e-learning platform will be sent to your email a maximum of an hour post booking. If you have not received your login after one hour please check your email spam folder, as sometimes the emails from this separate system go into spam.
Terms and Conditions
All course terms and conditions are attached to the event, please ensure you read these here https://englandhandball.azolve.com/terms.pdf
What is needed for the E-Learning Session:
What to bring with you for the practical assessment:
Finally an E-certificate will be sent directly to the individual through the system once all elements of the course have been completed.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you good luck with the course and trust that you will find it both informative and enjoyable.
In the meantime if you have any queries please contact the coaching department on 07570673214 or please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To book onto the Open Level 2 Award in Refereeing, please click here.
If there is no open course advertised contact the Coaching Administrator to register your interest at email@example.com.