Procedures for Qualifying as a Level 2 Official
Level 2 "Club" (2A)
- The trainee official needs to have officiated at a minimum of 4 meetings (ensure that they have officiated on all the events required for field).
- They should complete the Level 2 "club" accreditation form including listing the meetings they officiated at, details of the events and duties carried out at each of the meetings and sign the form. The form must then be sent to the Officials' Accreditation, Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2BE, and a copy can be sent to the COfSec for reference
- If sent by email this must be sent by the official and not by a third party to firstname.lastname@example.org as the email is confirmation that the information on the form is a true and accurate record of their officiating.
- It is helpful if the email is copied to the COfSec so that they can retain county records. Although a list of officials whose details have been sent to UKA for their licences to be processed is sent each month to the COfSecs.
- Officials' Accreditation will assess the accreditation form and credit the official via Trinity course Management with their qualification, then forward accreditation form to Pass Sport control for archiving.
Level 2 "County" (2B)
- When the official has completed 10 or more meetings, answered the questions in their logbooks (they can discuss their answers with their mentor or other officials).
- They need to complete the personal details section on the front page of the level 2 County accreditation form and send with the logbook to the course tutor/assessor for the logbook to be assessed.
- Once the course tutor has assessed the logbook and the assessment section of the accreditation form completed they should send the completed accreditation form to Officials' Accreditation and insert a copy into the logbook prior to returning the logbook to the official.
- If sending by post a hard copy must be sent to the Officials Accreditation, England Athletics, Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2BE and a copy can be sent to the COfSec for reference.
- The completed assessment form can be sent by email from the tutor/assessor to email@example.com and the COfSec can also be copied.
- Officials' Accreditation will credit the official via Trinity course Management with their qualification, then forward accreditation form to Pass Sport control for archiving. A record will be kept and the details sent each month to the CofSecs and Tri Region Groups.
The official should contact the tutors/assessor direct when their logbook is ready to be assessed. Do not send logbooks to England Athletics, if the official is not sure who should assess their logbook they can contact the Education Coordinator who will be able to provide them with the name and contact details.
Level 2 "Regional" (2C)
- Once the official has officiated at an additional 10 meetings,
- They need to have officiated at higher level meetings obtained at least one positive report from a higher graded official (Level 3 National) at Regional level or above.
- They must complete the personal details section of the Level 2 Regional accreditation form and send this with the paperwork from their logbook (including the level 2 County accreditation/assessment form) and a copy of the report by a higher graded official to their Area Tri-Region representative. Contact them as below to arrange sending of paperwork:
- North: Moira Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Midlands/SW: Barry Parker at email@example.com
- South: Wendy Haxell at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A member of the Tri-Region group will assess the logbook and complete the section "logbook assessment for level 2 Regional" on the accreditation form
- The Tri-Region secretary will inform the official if they have been successful in achieving the Regional level or if unsuccessful he/she will give advice on what is required to achieve the Regional level.
- It is recommended that a copy of the Level 2 reports should be sent to the Tri-Region upgrading secretary to ensure the Tri-Region Group are aware of potential level 2 regional officials and can ensure they are given the opportunity to officiate at higher graded meetings.
- The Tri-Region secretary will then send the authorised form to Officials' Accreditation for them to credit the official with their qualification on Trinity.
- Officials' Accreditation will credit the official via Trinity Course Management with their qualification, then forward accreditation form to Pass Sport control for archiving. A record will be kept and the details sent each month to the COfSecs and Tri-Region Groups.