World Rugby’s Match Officiating Pathway is changing to reflect the needs of the game. Previously there were two separate Level 1 courses (one for 15s and one for 7s), these courses have been replaced by our new “Introduction to Match Officiating (Level 1) course. This course is both relevant to officials working in both variations of the game.
In 2018 we plan to do the same for the existing Level 2 courses to replace them with a new “The Developing Match Official Course 15s & 7s”.
Two separate Level 3 courses will still be created for 7s and 15s – this could will be known as “The Advancing Match Official”