National Training Programme
The programme is led by the Development
Committee who coordinates a panel of National Tutors
and National Examiners and
ensures that teaching methods, workshop structure and assessment procedures
Details of the Training Programme
and Procedures can be found in the following documents:
A summary of the process is given below:
New applicants will undergo training via a Home Study Pack. This
pack contain the Home Study Manual, DVD, Law Book and Module Workbook. The Home Study Pack provides everything that a new
applicant requires in order to take their first assessment.
- Module One is a written open book theory paper supported by the
Home Study Pack
- Module Two is the Club Umpire Assessment, including measuring
practical and theory questions.
If successfully completed the new applicant will be awarded an
EBUA Club Umpire certificate valid for 4 years.
Club Umpire to Regional Umpire
In order to progress to the next grade a Club Umpire must have at least 12
The Club Umpire will be expected to complete the following modules of training
- Module 3 is a theory workbook supported by the Home Study
- Module 4 is a practical workshop
- Module 5 is a practical and theory assessment
If successfully completed the Club Umpire will be awarded an EBUA
Regional Umpire certificate valid for 1 year. The Regional Umpire
must complete one further module after gaining 12 months experience.
- Module 6 is a shorter practical and theory assessment
If successfully completed the Regional Umpire will be awarded an EBUA
Regional Umpire certificate valid for 3 years.
Regional Umpire to National Umpire
Umpires wishing to upgrade from Regional Level to National Level must
complete the following modules of training and have at least 2 years
- Module 8 is a theory workbook supported by the Home Study
- Module 9 is a practical workshop
- Module 10 is a practical and theory assessment
If successfully completed the Regional Umpire will be awarded an
EBUA National Umpire certificate valid for 4 years.
The Training and Development of Umpires is an ongoing process and each
qualified member must complete a four yearly training and assessment module:
- Module 7 is a 4 yearly workshop and assessment
Whilst attending the workshop an assessment will be carried out to
competence of the measuring exercises, deportment and knowledge of the laws.
have questioned the need to attend these training days! - Continued development
and improvement to maintain standards of Umpiring are paramount to your success
and our reputation.
The following document provides some justification for the need
for continuous development.
"Why do I need Assessing"
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