WRU Game Locker

WRU Game Locker


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Cost & Application

- £30.00 per course, to book and pay online click here : BOOKING & PAYMENT

Compulsory Pre-Course World Rugby laws test : Click here

Post course licensing form : Click here

Post course licensing form from Coaching Children Level 1 course : Click here

Entry Requirements:

Anybody can take the WRU Level 1 Course, however, a successful applicant cannot referee unless they are 16 years of age or older.

Following attending your level 1 course you MUST apply for your licence within 30 days, after the 30 days if you have not applied for your licence the course will become invalid.

Course Arrangements

- 7 hours in duration over 1 day
- Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all courses 


As a formal introduction to the principles of officiating a rugby union match, the WRU Level 1 Course aims to get applicants started refereeing. At a basic level, the course outlines the Laws of the Game and how they should be applied to a rugby union match, answers and clarifies general questions about refereeing and discusses the position(s) that referees should take throughout the course of a game.



At the end of successfully completing a WRU Level 1 Referee Course, applicants will have gained a Level 1 Referee Licence and will be clear to referee matches at Junior Level, U16 Level and below and Schools Rugby. Without the Level 1 Referee Licence, a person cannot referee a match.

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