Into Officiating Course

Thank you for enquiring about our Into Officiating Course. Demand for these courses phenomenal and it is so exciting to see how many members of the netball family are keen to start their officiating journey. If you cannot see any courses available on the course finder, this is because they are all currently sold out but please complete the expression of interest form on the right of this page and we will inform you directly when new courses become available.

The Into Officiating Course is the first step on the officiating pathway. It will help you to understand the basic rules of the game, as well as cover some of the basic positioning and movement required to enable you to ‘whistle well’ whilst being an umpire. The course is designed for people new to umpiring and new to the rules of the game. The virtual sessions form the first part of the Into Officiating Award with a successful 15-minute practical assessment (organised by your member county) required to gain the full qualification.

To complete the course, you need to be age 13+. However, due to a shortage of umpires in adult leagues we are currently trialling two types of INTO courses, one for learners aged 18 years and over and one for learners aged 13-17.

Click here to find out more about the England Netball Officiating Pathway.

Who is this course for?

The course is perfect for anyone that would like to start officiating at grassroots level or in a school environment.

What will I need to do?

  • Be age 13+ (or 18+ for some of the courses)
  • Be a full member of England Netball and affiliated to a county
  • Attend both virtual sessions of the designated course (Please note that we do not allow learners to move from course to course)
  • Have access to a computer (with the internet enabled) and a camera and microphone so we can see and interact with you
  • Be prepared to go out and practice your umpiring prior to your practical assessment


By successfully completing the Into Officiating Course, you will:

  • Improve your understanding of the rules of netball
  • Gain the basic knowledge and skills to undertake umpiring at netball matches
  • Be able to keep an accurate scorecard
  • Understand the requirements to progress along the officiating pathway
  • Able to progress onto the Into Officiating Award Practical Assessment

Booking Process

To book your place click on the “Find a course” button on the right of this page. This will take you to the relevant section of our website where you will be able to see all available INTO officiating courses.  Make sure you have your ENAID and a credit or debit card.  If there are no courses listed this means they are all currently sold out. If this is the case, please complete the expression of interest form on the right of this page and we will inform you directly when new courses become available

Post Course

The Into Officiating Resource Hub provides you with a number of resources that will support you after the formal course has finished. After your virtual sessions are completed, it is your responsibility to contact your county officiating lead to arrange gaining your practical experience and to arrange your subsequent practical assessment and so they can talk you through any local support that may be on offer. This may include a bonus additional practical session to support your development as an umpire. These sessions are not a compulsory part of the pathway and are a membership benefit of the county you are attached to. Your county officiating leads contact details can be found on the INTO Officiating Resource Hub and on your county website.

Practical Assessment Process

For more information on the practical assessment process for the Into Officiating Award please contact your County Officiating Lead.

Course Overview

Minimum Age:



Two virtual sessions each two hours in duration – 4 hours in total

Cost of course


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Course Booking Information

Express Your Interest

Please let us know which course you are interested in and when we are due to next launch more courses, we will send you an email with details of release.

Expression Of Interest Form