A match official's ‘level’ is a mark of his/her achievement within refereeing.
New referees start out at level 7 and can progress all the way to level 1…and beyond.
- Level Y - Youth Referee (qualified referees under 16 years old)
- Level 7 - Junior County Referee
- Level 6 –County Referee
- Level 5 - Senior County Referee
- Level 4 - Supply League Referee/Contributory League Assistant
- Level 3 - Contributory League Referee/Panel League Assistant
- Level 2 - Panel League Referee/Football League Assistant
- Level 1 - Football League Referee
- Select Group - FA Premier League Referee
- FIFA List - International Referee