B Award Umpire Course

Female officiating

The B Award course is designed for those umpires who wish to take the next step on the umpire pathway and officiate matches at a regional level. This blended course will build on current knowledge, introduce additional techniques and provide learner’s with examples and exercises in a practical setting to develop their performances on court.

Who is this course for?

Perfect for those that have gained the C Award and are officiating at grassroots level with aspirations to umpire at a higher level.

*U16 accredited umpires who hold the C Award may progress along the B Award pathway but may not take the practical assessment until they are 16.

Please do not apply for this course if you are looking for recent updates. CPD Workshops for C Award Umpires looking to upskill but not wishing to proceed to the B Award qualification will be released in the new year.

What will I need to do?
  • Be a full member of England Netball
  • Attend all sessions of the designated course including the practical session – 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 and participate fully
  • Be prepared to gain further practical umpiring experience in your own time
  • Complete the associated written assessment no later than 2 years following the scheduling of your practical session

After you attend the course you will be able to:

  • Apply the rules in a more demanding game environment
  • Understand the Match Guidelines
  • Begin to apply advantage where appropriate
  • Have a better understanding of the importance of good vision, positioning and timing
  • Demonstrate the difference between Contact that does or does not interfere with play
  • Utilise effective Game Management techniques
  • Understand the requirements to progress along the B Award officiating pathway

Course Overview

Minimum Age:



The course consists of two 1.5 hour virtual sessions – 3 hours in total, followed by a 2 hour tutor led practical session.

Cost of course


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For more information about the B/A Written Assessment click here.

For more information about the Officiating Pathway click here.