Sian Massey-Ellis

Development & Courses

Further your knowledge

Due to the impact of face-to-face delivery suffered during this pandemic FA Learning have had to re-evaluate the delivery of all FA courses with immediate effect.

Shropshire FA have taken the decision not to run any further Coaching/Referee courses for the remainder of 2020.

During January & February 2021 FA Learning will be closed to all learners whilst they prepare for the transition to on-line learning.  We have been informed that from March 2021 FA Level 1/2 Coaching, FA Safeguarding, FA Emergency Aid (IFAIF), Goalkeeping Level 1/2, Welfare Officer Workshop, Referee course, Level 1/2 Futsal will all be available as online courses.

The FA have designed a new, free online course called 'Safeguarding For All' which is available as a inerim measure for the 2020/21 season.  The course can be accessed below.

 FA Safeguarding For All


 Referee Registration

The table below shows the education portfolio available to respecting referees for the season 2020/21.  

Who? Season 2020-21 
Under 16-years-old new Referees

Safeguarding For All Course

These referees should take the Introduction to Safeguarding Online course

Click here to access the Course

It is essential 14 -15-year-old new Referees take this learning, which is free and accessible online

16 Years and over and new Referees

Safeguarding Children Workshop

As an interim measure, it is essential that all Referees aged 16-years-old attend the free online 'Safeguarding For All' course as there are no face-to-face workshops available.

Click here to take the course 

Referees with an existing face to face Safeguarding Children Workshop over three years old

 Free online Safeguarding Recertification Course

Click here to access the Safeguarding Recertification course

A FAN and password is required.



referee course FAQ's

The minimum age to book onto and attend a referee course is 14. There is no maximum age.

Potential candidates should book directly onto a Referee Course via our website. View upcoming courses here.

If there are no referee courses showing or they are already sold out, please contact Ian Preece or Eve Bailey for more information

FA Referee Course: The course fee is £145.00 per candidate

FA Mini Soccer Referee Course: The course fee is £60.00 per candidate

FA Futsal Conversion Course: The course fee is £30.00 per candidate

All bookings are made through a secure online portal and confirmations of bookings are generated back to you after payment has been made.

You will be required to enter your FA Number (FAN) and password to book onto a course or create a FAN and password when you go to book onto a referee course if you don’t have one already

Create A FAN here.

Please Note: You will need to create a new FAN for your Son/Daughter if you already have a FAN yourself, because the FAN used will be accepted as the person booked on.


Football Participation Officers

Ian Preece or Darren Beech

By Phone: 01743 362769

By E-mail or