Official Education

Welcome to the home of Officials Education at the FIH Academy. Here you will find a range of courses, workshops and resources that have been designed to support the technical officials learning journey.



We are here to help you to discover your potential 

Whilst built on the foundations of a qualification pathway, the FIH Official Education framework is fundamentally about Officials development. It aims to provide opportunities for open mindset Officials to discover, observe, learn and grow, whether through an e-learning or 3hr online workshop or a 1-2 year course.
  • E-learning
  • Face 2 Face LIVE
  • Online LIVE
  • Mentoring
— What we BELIEVE

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to develop officials who are able to facilitate environments in which athletes, umpires and competition organisers can perform and deliver to their very best.

Officials should be able to develop their ability to recognise multiple options, make appropriate task decisions, and complete those tasks with technical competence.

We believe that possessing a knowledge and application of technical and social skills will enable officials to add value to the game.
  • Have a growth mindset
  • Enable athletes, umpires & organisers to perform
  • Challenge with knowledge
  • Encourage and Inspire


 We provide online e-learning courses on a range of essential and complementary subjects. E-learning is designed to be accessed at any time of the day or night, so you have total flexibility where, when and how you learn. 

Workshops & Courses

 Online workshops and courses take place at a specific time and date. The are usually limited to 12/14 or 16 participants and facilitated by 1 or 2 of our FIH Educators. They may be integral to a particular qualification or open access.

Workshops & Courses

Face 2 Face workshops and courses, as the name suggests, take place in person at a specific location, time and date that is appropriate to the level and subject area. Higher level courses will generally take place at CF & FIH Events.

FIH Academy OFFICIAL Education Framework

We have a wide range of Official development and qualification options that all sit within the FIH Academy Official Education Framework (OEF). The OEF has 4 levels, based around athlete participation stages, learning environments and the competition environment.
Each of the 4 FIH OFFICIAL Award levels has multiple modules and units as shown in the images below. Further details are available on specific course pages. 
— Our courses

Education & course content highlights

We ensure our trainings can deliver value when and how our trainees need—whether that be with the support and guidance of instructors or independently and remotely.
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