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 (courses runs from 6-9pm). The latest course dates are:

Monday 23 May  Course Full
Tuesday 14 June  Course Full
Monday 20 JuneNew Course Listing
Wednesday 22 June  Course Full
Monday 27 June  Course Full
Thursday 7 July Course Full
Wednesday 13 July  Course Full
Monday 18 July  Course Full
Wednesday 27 JulyNew Course Listing
Monday 8 August  Course Full
Monday 15 AugustNew Course Listing
Wednesday 17 August  Course Full
Monday 12 SeptemberNew Course Listing
Wednesday 14 September  Course Full
Tuesday 20 September  Course Full
Wednesday 28 September  Course Full

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.