On this page you can find:

How to become an official, or progress

You can start with a Track and Field Level 1 (generic) or Level 2 (specific discipline) course. Or you can become an Endurance Official.

You can also download course information leaflets from the right hand side of this page.

Courses are listed in our Courses and Bookings section. You can use the course finder on the top right of that page to help you fidn the nearest courses to you.

Click here to read more about DBS Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) check for officials

Teacher, Coach and Officials' Education Co-ordinators can be found in the Your Area section - click on your local region and then choose the OFFICIALS menu.

Information for officials

Tri-Regional Officials Groups (TRGs) have been set up to take responsibility for the overall management of Senior Officials within England. As the name suggests, each of these covers three of the nine regions within England Athletics. The Tri-Regional Groups make recommendations to the UK Peer Group for International and National matches. Downloads of useful documents can be found on the right hand side of the page, and below.

Renumbering of Officials' qualifications

British Athletics released the following information about the Officials Pathway and renumbering of levels on 21 December 2015:


December 2016

Please click here to view the ‘Simplifying the Officials Pathway – Renumbering the Levels’ document which explains changes that will take place to the Officials Pathway and Officials licences from 1st April 2016.

The implementation of these changes has been indicated in Appendix D of the Rules for Competition since April 2014.

Please read the document carefully including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the officiating of athletics events across the country, without you they wouldn’t be able to take place.

We wish you the very best in 2016.


England Athletics work with Officials

England Athletics works closely with UK Athletics / British Athletics in the training and supporting of officials in England.  

  • England Athletics manages the Level 1 and 2 officials' courses, and Health and Safety courses.
  • England Athletics also manages the Level 1 and 2 endurance officials' courses, and Risk Awareness courses, and the Road Traffic Management courses.
    UKA manage Level 3 and above - click here for more info.
  • England Athletics hosts a National Forum twice a year
  • England Athletics lists the County Officials' Secretaries (COfSecs), Peer Groups and Tri-Regional Officials Groups
  • England Athletics supports the regional Officials' Associations

June Swift is the England Athletics Volunteer, Young People and Officials' Development Officer
Mob: 07912 127589