Beach

Interested in becoming involved as a beach official or want to pursue your certification to a higher level? 

Our beach refereeing pathway allows you to plot your own learner journey through a range of qualifications.

Grade 4 Beach

The Grade 4 Beach Award is an 8-hour course and is the basic introductory refereeing award to Beach Volleyball.
The course comprises both theory and practical sessions. During the course, you will understand the tactics and skills used within the 2-a-side beach volleyball game and learn how to referee a match effectively. You will then be assessed by a written examination on the rules of Volleyball and the use of the score sheet.
The cost of the Grade 4 Beach course is £60 and you should be 16 years of age.

Next Steps

After passing the Grade 4 course, you will then be able to obtain higher grades through being observed. You can arrange an assessment through contacting your regional referee representative or contacting a referee staff member.

Grade 3 Regional Beach

The Grade 3 Regional Beach qualification is the basic grade of practical refereeing and the recommended minimum standard for officiating in regional or local Beach events, and the Beach Student Cup. 
Ideally, after attaining the Grade 4 qualification, you will be able to be promoted to Grade 3 Regional by getting practical experience as both a 1st and 2nd referee. You can apply for your Grade 3 Regional assessment on VolleyZone, by selecting Referee Grade 3 Regional Beach Assessment in the event finder and completing the information. A Referee Assessor will then get in touch with you to arrange the observation.

Grade 3 National Beach

The Grade 3 National qualification allows you to be on the UKBT panel, when you will then be appointed by the Beach Commissioner to referee in UKBT matches. You should have some experience of refereeing beach volleyball games.
You can apply for your Grade 3 National assessment on VolleyZone, by selecting Referee Grade 3 National Beach Assessment in the event finder and completing the information. A Referee Assessor will then get in touch with you to arrange the observation.

Grade 2 Beach

You can be upgraded to Grade 2 if you are a registered Grade 3 National referee with at least 2 years of experience. You should demonstrate a consistently high standard of officiating in appointed UKBT matches and Volleyball England recognised Beach competitions.
If you feel you are ready, you can apply for your Grade 2 assessment on VolleyZone, by selecting Referee Grade 2 Beach in the event finder and completing the information. A Referee Assessor will then get in touch with you to arrange the observation.

Grade 1 Beach

You can be upgraded to Grade 1 if you are a registered Grade 2 referee with at least 2 years of experience as a UKBT Panel Referee. You should demonstrate competence at the highest level of officiating and must be committed to an extensive programme of UKBT matches each season.
If you feel you are ready, you can apply for your Grade 1 assessment on VolleyZone, by selecting Referee Grade 2 in the event finder and completing the information. A Referee Assessor will then get in touch with you to arrange the observation.