Development & Courses

Further your knowledge

Make a difference in the middle

Do you want to become a Referee? Or maybe you just simply want to understand why certain refereeing decisions are made?

Well, you're not the only one. More and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into refereeing. 

Our courses at Birmingham County FA are released throughout the year, with the first people to have the opportunity to book on being those who have expressed an interest.

To express an interest for one of our courses, please click here.


Referee Course

Training & Workshops

Develop your skills and expand your knowledge.

Mentoring & Volunteering

Volunteer to help others or pass on your wisdom as a mentor.

The FA Basic Referee Course

The FA Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in, week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage.


you asked, we answered.


Yes, you must be 14 years old to take The FA Basic Referee Course.

It is our policy at Birmingham County FA to give the first opportunity to those candidates that complete the expression of interest form.

The pre-requisites are; FA Safeguarding, Laws of the Game and a DBS. Please click here to find out more.