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Assessment Procedures for C Award Umpires

Updated November 2017

All learners MUST be affiliated to EN and have attended a C award umpire course within 2 years PRIOR to application for the first stage of the qualification process i.e. the written assessment.


1. Written assessment – 30 minutes allowed


CUS will arrange a cycle of dates at a central venue for learners to sit the written paper in November and May. An optional preparation session will be offered where possible. All details including application forms will be circulated to club secretaries. Application forms should be completed and sent to the CUS with a fee of £15.00 payable to Notts Netball Association.


To pass learners must gain 17/20 SECTION 1 and 7/10 SECTION 2. Learners must pass the written assessment prior to the practical assessment. Sample papers with answers are available on EN website. A written pass is valid for 2 years.


2. Practical assessment


Following a written pass and when recommended by a mentor, learners should apply for practical pre-assessment by completing an application form with the correct fee of £10.00 to be sent to CUS. Learners will be pre-assessed on a fixture which they have arranged themselves with the approval of the CUS at Nottingham University Samworth Academy (NUSA). Having passed the pre-assessment, a C award practical application form should be completed and sent with your “Working towards C” logbook and the correct fee of £45.00 (payable to Notts Netball Association). CUS will offer an assessment date as soon as possible. 


From November 2017, fitness testing for C award umpires is no longer a requirement. However, fitness both physical and mental will be assessed as part of the practical assessment.


All assessments will normally be conducted at NUSA. Other venues may be considered provided the fixtures are of a suitable standard.


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