Umpiring and Coaching

Course Overview

Minimum Age:

13 years and above. Learners must be 14 years of age before taking the final practical assessment (see the pathway for further information) Please note you will not be able to book this course without the Into Officiating Award.


The course consists of two 1.5 hour virtual sessions – 3 hours in total and a 30 minute Written Assessment included in the course price.

Cost of course:


Find a Course

This course is the next step on the umpire pathway for those holders of the Into Officiating Award. It’s perfect for those of you aspiring to umpire at a higher level within your County. The course builds on the knowledge you learnt on your Into Officiating course and introduces the basics of Contact/Contest and Advantage.

Who is this course for?

If you want to umpire in local and/or county leagues on a regular basis

*Must be 14 years of age before taking the final practical assessment (see pathway for further information)

** Must hold the full Into Officiating Award.

What will I need to do?

  • Attend both virtual sessions of the designated course, please note that we do not allow learners to move from course to course.
  • Have access to a computer and the internet to be able to access the virtual sessions.
  • Be prepared to practice umpiring netball before attending a Practical Assessments
  • Be a full member of England Netball.


After you attend the course you will:

  • Improve your current understanding and knowledge of the rules of the game
  • Improve your umpiring skills by identifying/observing and penalising infringements of the rules
  • Be able to demonstrate how positioning, movement and vision impacts on an umpires performance
  • Begin to develop an awareness of when it is appropriate to playing Advantage
  • Have an awareness of Contact v Contest
  • Understand the importance of Game Management for control and discipline

For more information on the Officiating Pathway click here.

For those learners who attended a C Award course prior to May 2021 and that need to take the C Award Written Assessment please click here