Face-to-face courses and accreditations

World Rugby works in conjunction with our Regional Associations and member unions to deliver a needs-based, blended learning portfolio of online learning and face-to-face attendance/accreditation courses. Our aim is to enable our member unions to become self-sustainable in the delivery of the entry/mid-level courses, whilst our higher level courses are delivered on a regional basis. Some of our larger member unions choose to deliver their own suite of Training and Education courses, so please check with your union to find out what training courses are available in the first instance. World Rugby’s face-to-face courses and accreditations are delivered by our network of over 2000 Licenced Trainers and Educators. This network delivers our courses on behalf of, and on the approval of, both their member unions and World Rugby. They are trained, quality assured, and licenced by World Rugby to do so. The full list of courses delivered is available below, along with the online pre-requsites which participants must complete before attending a course.

Officiating

Introduction to Match Officiating (Level 1).

Full-day, non-assessed, attendance-based course which helps the novice referee to referee the basic components of the game in a practical-based environment.

Online Pre-requisites: 

The Developing Match Official (Level 2).

2-day, competency-based accreditation course which builds on the Level 1 course to help further develop the referee in a practical-based environment.

Online Pre-requisites: 

The Advancing Match Official (Level 3 15s / Level 3 7s).

4-day, competency-based accreditation course.

Online Pre-requisites: 

Coach of Match Officials.

Full-day, competency-based accreditation course which provides an introduction into how to help develop referees through the coaching process.

Online Pre-requisites: