The National A Referee award is the fifth level of refereeing qualification awarded by British Judo and is the highest technical refereeing level that British Judo award.

If you already hold a National B Referee award and want to develop your refereeing knowledge and skills further so you can referee at National competitions on a regular basis, this is the award for you.

The training module for the National A Referee award is run over 1 day. It focuses on understanding refereeing finer details and performance analysing other referees as well as refereeing leading edge athletes at performance level.

On successful completion of the training module, training programme, theory examination and practical assessment, candidates will receive a British Judo Association National A Referee award and will be able to referee in appropriate events which should include level 4, depending on performance. 

You can find listings of National A Referee courses on our Events Calendar