British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Progression

Following the great success of the Poomsae Referee Refresher Courses, the British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Department are thrilled to announce a series of online Poomsae Referee courses for 2021!  

The series includes separate Para and Freestyle Poomsae Referee modules.

The Freestyle course is compulsory for Poomsae Referees promoting to Class 2.

The Para course is compulsory for Poomsae Referees promoting to Class 1.

The 2021 series includes a Class 3 Poomsae Referee course open to British Taekwondo members who would like to become a Poomsae Referee.


The following are the online Poomsae Referee course dates:

  1. 24th January – National Freestyle Referee Qualification (£15)
  2. 28th February – National Para Referee Qualification (£15)
  3. 21st March – Class 3 Referee Course (open to new Poomsae Referees) (£25)
  4. 18th April – Class 2 Referee Course & Fast Track Course (£25)
  5. 23rd May – Class 1 Referee Course (£25)


Poomsae Referee Refresher Courses are subsidised, and will cost Poomsae Referees £15. All funds raised from the Poomsae Referee Courses go back into the Poomsae Referee Department for funding and development of Poomsae Referees. Please see the attached document to access sign up links for the Poomsae Referee courses.

Poomsae Referee Qualifications

Please Note: All courses are subject to meeting the qualification requirements. To check qualification requirements, please see the attached document. If you are unsure on whether you are eligible for class promotion, please contact British Taekwondo Poomsae Referee Director Glen Culbert.

If you have any questions, please contact the Poomsae Referee Department. Our contact details are:

Gerry Reilly, Chair:

Glen Culbert, Referee Director:

Sian Reilly, Marketing

Carolina Barros Clark, Education & Progression


Keep up to date with the Poomsae Referees and Poomsae Referee Department on our social media channels:

Instagram: @bt_poomsae_referees

Facebook: @britishtaekwondopoomsaereferees