Become a Referee!

Course fee

£35 (includes the first season’s membership fee and a starter pack of kit and equipment)
£15 for concessions (students and unemployed)

The course length is generally between eight and 10 weeks for two hours per night..  Full attendance is beneficial, but if you are unable to attend every session, simply advise the instructors and they will provide you the materials for the sessions you are going to miss.

There are two parts to the Introductory Course. The first is learning on the Laws of the Game with an exam in the final week.

The second part involves officiating a match under the guidance of a more experienced referee. Once part two is completed, candidates are able to join the local Referees’ Association and become a Scottish FA registered referee.

A practical session is held prior to officiating your first game covering pre and post match administration, pitch inspection, positioning during open play and set pieces etc.

Support is given to new referees by their Referees’ Association and a mentor will be arranged to provide guidance in the early stages of their refereeing careers. Direction will also be given on suitable leagues to commence refereeing.

The Coaching Instructors, Ian Bailey and Duncan Nicolson have a wealth of experience as Referees and both have invaluable knowledge to share as a members of the Coaching Team.


Register through the Scottish FA Refereeing Website:


Register Your Interest or for more information by e-mailing your; Name, Date of Birth and a contact telephone number to: