C Award Written Assessment

Following attendance on a C Award course, the next step on the pathway is to take the Europe Netball C Award Online Written Assessment within 2 years of your course attendance. Similar to a driving theory test, the assessment tests your knowledge and application of the Rules.

Learners can take up to 2 years from the completion of both virtual sessions to apply for the written assessment if they wish. On successful completion of the written assessment, learners will have a further 2 years to apply to their county for the C Award Practical Assessment. Do not rush in to taking your written assessment too soon as it could reduce your practising time on court and as a result mean that you have to apply for your practical assessment before you are ready. A mentor, assessor or your County Officiating Lead are able to provide guidance on when they think the right time might be.

For learners that attended the new virtual C Award courses: 

Learners who are ready are required to apply to Europe Netball directly themselves for their written assessment by completing an application form that will be issued with your course confirmation (linked below).


Within 7 days of  applying, you will be sent an invite from Europe Netball to sit the paper. This invite is valid for 7 days and you will be able to take the paper at any time within those 7 days. This is included in your course price so there is no additional charge for your first attempt.

However, if you do not take the paper within the 7 days you will be required to pay to take the paper again.

On completion of the paper, Europe Netball will advise you and England Netball of the outcome. England Netball will notify the county you are a member of. Following successful completion of the written assessment, you have a further two years to apply to your county for the C Award Practical Assessment.

If you have not completed the written assessment within 18 months of completing the course, England Netball will send you an email reminder that you have 6 months remaining to take the paper.

Europe Netball C Award Written Assessment Application Form

Europe Netball C Award Written Assessment User Guide


For learners that attended a C Award course prior to 16th March 2020: 

Learners who attended a course prior to 16th March 2020 will need to apply directly to Europe Netball to take their online Europe Netball C Award Written Assessment by completing the application form linked below. A fee of £10 is made directly to Europe Netball (details can be found on the form).

Learners have 2 years (plus 22 months COVID19 extension) from the date they attended their C Award course to take their written assessment.  

Europe Netball C Award Written Assessment Application Form 

Europe Netball will then email you a link to a OneFile account (which is valid for 7 days) where you will find the written assessment. Information on the Onefile account and how to take the written assessment can be found in the user guide. 


Additional Support 

In preparation for taking the C Award Written Assessment, see our Resources Page for practice papers and remember that the best way to prepare for the written assessment is to read your Rules Book – Good Luck! 


The C award written assessment is based solely on the INF rules 2020 edition and does not take into consideration any country rule modifications. 

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