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
England Handball is developing its level 2 course it will be available shortly.
England Handball use e-certificates so please check your email inbox after the course. The processing time may take up to three weeks.
The course resources are digital. England Handball will send a link to the resource prior to the course. If you want to print these resources off before the course, please feel free to do so.
If you have any questions, please contact the Coaching Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01925 246482
If you would like to book a closed course please download the Booking Form and send the Coaching Administrator.
For open courses please go to the ‘Book on a course’ tab to book. If there is no open course advertised contact the Coaching Administrator to register your interest at email@example.com