Officials' Progression

Officials' Progression

As well as attending a Level 1 or Assistant Officials' course, to gain your officials' licence you will need to complete and record a number of officiating experiences and undergo a DBS check. Click here for more information on DBS.

  • For Assistant and Level 1 your officiating experiences can be recorded on your Application for Accreditation form.
  • For Level 2 and up, the Record of Experience form will need to be completed showing what you have done.
  • Your accreditation requests do NOT go to the Officials' Education Coordinator for your region.  Look at the relevant checklist page for your Level to see the exact procedure!  Sending documents electronically is likely to be processed more quickly because the info does not have to be transferred onto the system manually.

 

Progression T&F

Progression Endurance

Progression Race Walking

 

Assistant Official

Course attendance and minimum of two competition experiences on the Assistant Officials' Record of Experience form. Not applicable Not applicable

Level 1

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Course attendance at Level 1 Officials' course and submission of application for accreditation form showing a minimum of 4 competition experiences. Attendance at Level 1 Endurance Officials Course including Risk Awareness module.  Submission of application for accreditation form showing a minimum of 4 competition experiences. Course attendance at Level 1 Officials’ Course and submission of application for accreditation form showing a minimum of 4 competition experiences. This must include at least one ‘A’ race**.  Events may be on the track or road.

Level 2

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Submission of application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of a further 6 competition experiences, completion of the Level 2 questions and evidence of self-reflection and mentoring. Submission of application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of an additional 6 competition experiences and 4 level modules (including race referee module if looking to referee at local/club races and two compulsory modules i) Judging and Recording and ii) Sector Marshalling. Submission of application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of a further 6 competition experiences and completion of the Level 2 questions and evidence of self-reflection and mentoring.  The first 10 experiences must include at least 6 ‘A’ races** and one can be as a judges’ recorder.  Event may be on the track or road.

Level 3

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Submission of application for accreditation for Level 3 showing a minimum of a further 10 competition experiences and 1 Regional report. Submission of application for accreditation for Level 3 showing an additional 10 competition experiences, one positive report and completion of the remaining 3 Level 1 course modules. Submission of application for accreditation for Level 3 showing a minimum of a further 10 competition experiences, 1 Regional report.  These must include at least 8 ‘A’ races** and 2 can be as a judges’ recorder.  Events may be on track or road.

Level 4

Information on British Athletics website Information on British Athletics website To be determined

Level 5

To be determined To be determined Not applicable

 

** An A Race is one that is judged according to IAAF and UKA competition rules for race walking. B Races are suitable for beginners; competitors who struggle to abide by the rules of race walking can compete without getting disqualified - particularly the requirement to have a straight leg from the point of contact through to the point where the leg is vertical under the body.  Click here to check.