Refereeing Courses

The England Handball Association Level 1 Referee Award is an introduction to handball refereeing.  

Level-1 Referee Award

  • Who is it for? Aspiring referees
  • Course duration: Six hours
  • Course cost: £400 closed course
  • Minimum Numbers per course: 14
  • Maximum numbers per course: 21
  • Facilities required: Sports Hall the size of four badminton courts to be  provided by the organiser
  • Pre-requisites: Learners must be 16 years old or over  

England Handball do run open referee courses. These will be advertised on the Course Finder and range in price from £30-£50.

additional Information


England Handball use E-certificates so please check your email Inbox after the course. The processing time may take up to three weeks. If you host a closed course and want the certificates sending to one central person, please let us know at booking.


The course resources are online, so we will send a link to these prior to the course. If you want to print these resources off before the course, please do.


If you have any questions, please contact the Coaching Administrator at coachingadmin@englandhandball.com  or telephone:  01925 246482

Booking form 

If you would like to book a course please download the Booking Form and send the Coaching Administrator.


Want to become a referee?

If you are interested in progressing as a referee after taking the course, please contact the Referees Association. They will be able to provide you with more information regarding how to progress on this pathway. 

IHf referee education information

To access the IHF referee education page please click here