Netball Europe has taken the decision to restart the B/A written assessment and the next sitting will be held on Saturday 3rd July 2021. The July date is a one-off to allow more time for lockdown restrictions to be lifted, hopefully enabling invigilators and candidates to meet. From there on the ‘new’ normal written assessment cycle will resume.
Learners applying to take their NE B/A Written Assessment must have one of the following pre-requisites in place;
A qualified Netball Europe C Award Umpire who has attended an England Netball B Award Course within the past two years (please note the extension timelines in place due to Covid-19)
A qualified Netball Europe B Award Umpire (for those learners progressing to A Award)
Prior to booking your written assessment you should contact your member County/Regional Officiating Lead as they may be able to offer a group invigilation session and offer further support to you locally to help you progress.
To book your place enter your postcode in the box provided and click search. This will take you to the relevant section of our website where you can select the NE B/A Written Assessment for the sitting you wish to attend.
As previously circulated, the NE B/A Written Assessment calendar is:
Saturday 3rd July 2021 – deadline for submissions to EN is 22nd May 2021 at 17.00pm
Saturday 9th October 2021 – deadline for submissions to EN is 28th August 2021 at 17.00pm
Saturday 12th February 2022 – deadline for submissions to EN is 1st January 2022 at 17.00pm
Saturday 4th June 2022 – deadline for submissions to EN is 23rd May 2022 at 17.00pm
The NE B/A Written Assessment will be based on the 2020 INF Rules of Netball and will not cover any modified rules that member countries may have introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Practice Papers: Before you attempt to sit the NE B/A Written Assessment, we strongly suggest that you prepare using the practice papers and review the past papers to look at the types of questions and the appropriate way to answer them. Review the rule book, hand signals and the application of the rules of the game. Work with a mentor or another umpire to test your knowledge. Download the practice paper and sit the paper in a simulated exam setting.
Practice papers can be viewed in our Officiating Resources section.