Club Welfare Officer Training Checklist

Club Welfare Officer Training Check List

Step 1:  Ensure that your Club Secretary updates the club management area of the myAthletics portal with your details (name and email address), highlighting you as the official Club Welfare Officer.

Step 2:  Apply for a UKA Enhanced DBS. Click to find out more.

Step 3:  Complete the Safeguarding in Athletics Online Education Resource. This can be accessed by booking online through Athletics Hub.

Step 4: Attend a Time To Listen workshop.  The Time To Listen course (now webinar-based) is aimed at providing Club Welfare Officers with extensive safeguarding training to assist them with undertaking their role within an Athletics setting. The 3-hour course, held in a ‘virtual classroom’ setting, is designed to provide those taking part with an opportunity to consider their role and responsibilities within an Athletics/sporting context and ensure that they are familiar with the specific reporting processes that apply to the sport – vital information for anyone occupying a Club Welfare Office role.

Time To Listen Online Workshops

You can book online now via Athletics Hub (£20) for upcoming Time To Listen online webinar-based workshops using Zoom.  The latest course dates are:

  • Monday 8 November 2021: 6-9pm
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021: 6-9pm
  • Tuesday 16 November 2021: 6-9pm
  • Thursday 18 November 2021: 6-9pm

If you are unable to attend these courses, please email requesting to be placed on the waiting list.  You will then receive a direct email as soon as new course dates are releasd.

Please note the above Steps 1-4 in the above section on this page and the requirement for anyone signing-up for a Time To Listen course to have already completed the online Safeguarding in Athletics course (online / self-paced) within the last 3 years. Click here for more information on the Safeguarding in Athletics course and to sign-up online via Athletics Hub (£10).

Alternatively you can access multi-sport workshops via the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) via  Please ensure that you keep hold of your attendance/completion certificates, England Athletics will be carrying out annual club audits to ensure Club Welfare Officers have completed all the necessary training.