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We have two pathways which sit underneath our ‘officiating strand’ and this overall pathway is called the Student Officiating Academy, with two pathways siting within it; the ‘umpire pathway’ and ‘referee pathway’.

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The NGB qualifications are essential for future employment in officiating and relevant to this pathway in gaining practical experience.

Students are able to undertake the following qualifications (* indicates courses whereby assessments are necessary for successful completion of the qualification)

‘Umpire pathway’;

–       Chair Umpire qualification *

‘Referee pathway’ consists of two qualifications;

–       Referee course qualification (qualified R5 referees) * (18/19th Feb 2017)