Below is the pathway showing how far you can progress as a Referee within football:
Level 9: Trainee Referee. These are referees who have completed the basic training course and passed the examinations who have yet to complete their 6-match record of achievement.
Level 8: Youth referee (under 16)
Level 7: Junior referees not in Level 8 or below (local football referee)
Level 6: County referees (local football referee)
Level 5: Senior County referees. This classification includes referees who have served at a higher level. Where a referee has achieved a level higher than Level 5 and is then not retained, the referee is to be classified as a Level 5, with the option of further promotion in the normal way or until a status of non-active is declared by the individual.
Level 4: Referees selected to officiate as a Referee on a Supply League (Level 4 officials will serve as Assistant Referees on the Contributory Leagues e.g. UniBond, North West Counties)
Level 3: Referees selected to officiate as a Referee on the National List of Contributory Leagues (e.g. Blue Square North, Unibond League, North-West Counties League). In addition, Level 3 officials will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Panel Leagues, Football League or Premier League.
Level 2: Referees selected by The FA to serve on the Panel List (Blue Square Premier, Football League Reserve and Premier League Reserve Leagues). In addition, Level 2 Referees will serve as Assistant Referees on either the Football League or Premier League.
Level 1: Referees selected by The Football Association to serve on the Referees panel of the National List (Premier and Football Leagues)
Referees who are on the FIFA List of Referees.
Guernsey FA is committed to offering support and development opportunities on an individual basis so that each referee can progress as far as they want to in the game.
Please contact the Football Development Team for more information on 01481 200443