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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Nick Dunn - Referee Development Officer

By Phone: 01622 791850
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

Get Into Refereeing Workshops 2021-22

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;

- Sunday 21st August 2022 (5pm start)
- Saturday 17th September (9am start)
- Wednesday 5th October (5pm start)

All workshops will last approximately 2 hours.

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. 

If you have any questions/queries, then please do not hesitate to contact Nick Dunn via