Aspiring Match Officials

The Aspiring Match Officials course is the next instalment from the Scottish Rugby match officiating, training and education pathway.


This course has been designed to enhance your law knowledge and technical skills, while introducing officiating tactics that will allow you to ensure the safety of the players while complementing the continuity of play.

What you will learn on the course:

– Match Official Health and Wellbeing
– Communication Skills vs Skilled Communication
– How and Why to Decision Making
– Foul Play
– Technical Aspects
– Creating a Positive Environment
– Developing Advantage
– Touch Judging

Entry requirements

We are looking for Club Referees and Society Referees or any Match Official with the desire to progress their skills.

Our ‘Introduction to Match Officiating’ course or the old Level 1 course must be completed before applying for this course.


Match Officials will receive an Aspiring Match Officials Course qualification.


There is no formal assessment but all Match Officials will be required to do a 4-6 game reflection after the course in order to be signed-off.

Booking and Certification

All course bookings are administered via the SCRUMS system. To book onto one of the courses below you will need to register and create a profile on SCRUMS (if you don’t have an account already). Once you have completed your course, your certificate will be available to download via your SCRUMS profile, as well as information on the next steps.

Course Dates & Times

Book now 15 & 16 June (10am – 4pm) West/East – Hamilton RFC
Book now 20 & 21 July (10am – 4pm) Caledonia – Lathallan School

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