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Referee Levels & Promotions

Find out how you can progress as a referee

As part of the new FA Progression Pathway, match officials can opt-in anytime throughout the season.

The new Progression Pathway has been created to support Grassroots Referees (Level 7-6, 6-5 and Y1-Y2) by giving match officials more control over their progression in a developmental culture.
The new pathway replaces the previous annual process, with progression based on:
Number of appointments
Completion of online referee development modules 
Support & development offered from Matchday Coach (replacing observations) 
Increased opportunities to progress (4 opportunities throughout the season)
More information can be found in the images below
To sign up for the Referee Progression Pathway, please complete our short online Expression of Interest form.


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