Officials - Level 1 (Endurance) & Risk Awareness

  • Course Dates: 17.Sep.2017
  • Location: Nuneaton Harriers AC, The Clubhouse, Pingles Athletics Stadium, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4LX
  • Cost: £30 (inc risk awareness module) or £20 for one mo
  • Course Code: MO0315END & RA
  • Booking Deadline: 04.Sep.2017

A one day course that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified endurance official with a view to becoming a qualified technical official. This day also includes the Risk Awareness Course which must be completed before a Level 3 licence is awarded.

Length: One day

Please note: The minimum age for this course is 18

Officials - Level 1 (Endurance)

Following attendance at this course candidates will have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Appropriate attire/equipment
  • How endurance officials operate at road and cross country races.
  • The requisite skills to be an endurance official
  • The key officials who operate at an endurance event and their responsibilities
  • Knowledge and application of rules
  • Relationship with other officials
  • Relationship with athletes
  • The tools to do the job
  • The endurance officials pathway – what is init for me
  • A working knowledge of the start, finish and course of an endurance event.

Following completion of the course candidates will then be required to operate under the supervision of a qualified technical official and submit log book records to gain a formal technical officials qualification at the following sub-levels:

Level 1 – officials who have attended the Level 1 course and have four recognised experiences at an endurance event in their log book will progress to county official

Level 2 – officials who have studied two compulsory modules:

  • Sector Marshals
  • Results/ Recording (Laps/Times/Finish)

And one from the following:-

  • Race Referee/Race Judge
  • Start/Finish Director (Basic)
  • Race Director (Basic) 
  • Clerk of Course/Course Director

And show a further six successful experiences in their log book will progress to become a county official.

Level 3 – officials who have studied the three remaining modules from the following

  • Race Referee/Race Judge
  • Start/Finish Director (Basic)
  • Race Director (Basic)
  • Clerk of Course/Course Director

and who show a further 10 successful experiences in their log book plus one positive report on their competence will progress to become regional officials.

Risk Awareness

Following attendance at this course candidates will have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Reasons for undertaking a risk assessment
  • Risk Assessment methodology and content
  • Identify hazards, risks and how to control them
  • Who is at risk from an event
  • Who is responsible for Risk Assessment and who needs to be involved
  • Appreciation of the production of a Risk Assessment document
  • Timetable for the production of a Risk Assessment
  • Practical considerations in the production of Risk Assessment


Officials at Level 2 wishing to referee should have attended a Risk Awareness/ Assessment course before they accept an appointment for this work. The Risk Awareness Course must be completed before a Level 3 licence is awarded.

Bookings should be through the formal booking form. See below to access the Officials' Course Form.

Note: All new officials should send a passport photograph with their completed form and return both to England Athletics, Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr. Birmingham B42 2BE.

Please make your cheque payable to England Athletics.

Booking on Officials' courses

Please use the Officials' course booking form which you can download here.


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More information

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Terms and conditions

To download the England Athletics Booking and Cancellation Policy please click here.

To view the code of conduct for coaches, officials and other roles please see www.uka.org.uk/governance/policies/.