Training & Workshops

There are two stages to becoming a Kent FA qualified referee

If you would like to become a Kent FA Referee, you must firstly attend a 'Get into Refereeing' Workshop.

This is a two-hour Workshop, and they are held around the County on a midweek evening.

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Referee Department

By Phone: 01622 792 140
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

Get Into Refereeing WorkshopS

In order to qualify to attend a Referee Course, the ‘Get into Refereeing’ (GIR) Workshop is a pre-requisite and forms Unit 1 of the Course.

Completing this pre-requisite online workshop will then permit you to enrol onto a forthcoming referee course; details of forthcoming ‘GIR’ workshops are detailed below;

Upcoming dates (all held online via Microsoft Teams):

  • Thursday 31st August 2023 (7pm-9pm)
  • Monday 2nd October 2023 (7pm-9pm)
  • Wednesday 11th October 2023 (7pm-9pm)
  • Monday 13th November 2023 (7pm-9pm)
  • Saturday 25th November 2023 (9am-11am)
  • Monday 4th December 2023 (7pm-9pm)
  • Thursday 7th December 2023 (7pm-9pm)

Book your place

To enrol, you must enter your own FAN number, or create one if you do not have one. If you are booking on behalf of somebody else, please ensure you enter the details of the candidate who wishes to enrol onto the course, and not your own!

Once enrolled, you will be sent a link for an online ‘Teams’ Meeting, which you can access from any computer/laptop/smartphone/tablet device.

If you do not yet have Microsoft Teams on any of these devices, it may be worth downloading in advance of the session.

Course dates will be shared as soon as they are organised, and will be sent to the those who have attended the ‘GiR’ workshop.

Courses last for two full days, predominantly on weekends; they will need to run on a minimum of 12 candidates, and cost per candidate will be £135.

Other courses you may be interested in:
Guidance for referees

The FA Referee Course

Following our introductory workshop, The FA Referee Course is the first step on the referee pathway.

The FA Futsal Referee Course

The FA Futsal Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and over who wants to join the fast-paced sport of Futsal.


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