The Beginners umpiring netball course is currently under review and as of January 2016 will be changed to 'Into officiating award'.
Please see further info below re this update and review for guidance. Any other questions please let me know and I can pass them onto head office.
INTO OFFICIATING UP DATE
Two pilots have been delivered on the new Into Officiating resource, we are currently collating the feedback and making any necessary amendments.
All amendments will be concluded by the end of September.
Resources will be sent to the printers in October and by the end of October will be available to be sent out in place of current Beginner and YUA resources as and when they are requested by course organisers. (through the current order system)
All tutor related materials (presentation and tutor notes) will be sent out to the tutors individually. Via Email and/or post – early to mid Oct
Course resources will be sent to each region / school (registered to run the YUA) in the post -early to mid Oct.
Q) Has the assessment method changed
A) As the Into Officiating is replacing two qualifications that had different assessment methods to generate a certificate of completion one of them had to change. We decided after consultation that the YUA pathway will now include a written paper in which all learners have to pass; and only those wanting to officiates outside the school environment to be assessed (against the beginner award competencies)
Q) How long is the course?
A) The into Officiating is 6 hours
Q) Can I still run beginner award?
A) Any beginner course currently registered with EN will and can run as the beginner award. From January 2016 all beginner courses will be the new Into Officiating
Q) Can I still run YUA?
A) Any school can continue to run the YUA for this academic year.
Q) If I run a beginner course in October when do I have to assess all the learners by?
A) If the learners attend a beginner course then they will be assessed within the beginner timeframe and awarded with a beginner certificate (if) successful.
Q) If I run a YUA course in January when do I have to have the learners moderated by?
A) Learners that attend a YUA course (in this academic year only) will need to be moderated by July 2016.
Q) What is the assessment requirements of the new Into Officiating?
A) The into Officiating will comprise of course – assessment of rules knowledge - practical.
For those delivering the Into Officiating in the schools – learners will attend the course; assessment of rules knowledge; and only those wanting to umpire outside the school environment will be put forward for practical assessment.
Those running the Into Officiating in a netball club(e.g.) – learners will attend the course; assessment of rules knowledge and umpire in a practical assessment.
Q) Practical Assessment competencies
A) Into Officiating will be using the beginner award competencies for those learners that want to umpire at a junior level outside a school environment.
Q) Do you have to have the Into Officiating Award before going on a C award course?
A) The Into Officiating Award is an England Netball Officiating Product and is currently a strongly recommended course to attend (and pass) prior to attending a C award course.
Q) How long does a learner have to wait between passing Into Officiating award and attending a C award course?
A) There is no set time limit between passing the Into Officiating award and attending the C award course, however England Netball would recommend a year with suitable level and regularity of umpiring experience.
Q What are the age limits for learners to attend Into
A) England Netball age branding guidelines
If you have any questions regarding the Into Officiating then please contact me.