Officiating Tutor

England Netball offers two pathways to become accredited as an Officiating Tutor which can found here. If you are a qualified Teacher/Lecturer or hold a recognised Tutoring qualification* from Industry you can undergo two observations to become accredited. The observations will be used to assess your knowledge and understanding of Netball Umpiring and your delivery skills.

England Netball also works in partnership with 1st4Sport to offer the Award in Delivering Learning (ADL) which will provide you with a nationally recognised tutoring qualification (transferable to other sports) to deliver the following England Netball courses;

  • England Netball Into Officiating
  • Netball Europe C Award
  • Netball Europe B Award

Learners will attend a 2 day training course covering 7 modules which include;

  • The Tutor
  • Delivering a Micro Teaching session
  • The Learner
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Qualification and Portfolio
  • Managing and Assessing Learners
  • Delivering a Teaching Session

Following the course Trainee Tutors will be required to attend an assessment follow up day where they will deliver a session from the recognised Netball Europe Officiating Competencies. Trainee Tutors will also be required to act as learners for other Trainee Tutors during the day.

Following the assessment day Qualified ADL Tutors will work with a County or Regional Lead Tutor to complete a modular sign off and observation sheet over a minimum of two courses (either Into Officiating or C Award). If deemed competent by the Lead Tutor they will be added to the England Netball list of approved Officiating Tutors.

The England Netball Officiating Tutor Pathway is also open to those individuals who hold qualified teaching status or equivalent awards from other sports or from industry. Qualified individuals will be required to follow the same modular sign off and observation process as above to be added to the England Netball list of approved Officiating Tutors.

Tutor Criteria

In order to ensure that England Netball can build a quality workforce, learners are asked to meet specified criteria before they join one of our training programmes. The criteria requirements are specific to the area you are interested in working:


  • Affiliated to England Netball
  • Active Netball Europe B Award Umpire (for 2 years)
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the game & the rules
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Well-developed philosophy of teaching
  • Proven officiating ability over an extended period

As mentioned, England Netball will consider Teaching Qualifications Awards from other sports or from Industry/Education sector. Further conditions may apply.

Tutoring Pathway

England Netball has committed a large proportion of time to develop a clear and detailed Tutoring Pathway so that Tutors can develop their skills and progress through the pathway with ease.

Current Courses

For all current ADL courses please check the Netball Finder or for those holding qualified teaching status or equivalents please contact England Netball.

Benefits Package

There are also financial benefits to becoming a qualified Officiating Tutor together with the remuneration rates available as below:

Services Provided (Rates for Officiating Assessors) Tutor Fee
England Netball Into Officiating Course £120
Netball Europe C Award Course £120
Netball Europe B Award Course £160


  • Travel and subsistence allowance
  • Employment through England Netball
  • Provision for Continual Personal Development Training Programmes

We look forward to working with you to produce quality Tutors to deliver and support Officiating Courses, now and in the future.


*Potential Tutors are required to hold the Netball Europe B Umpiring Award or equivalent and should be affiliated to England Netball. Right to works checks will apply.