Who can attend the course?
Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in timing at Track & Field or Cross-Country Competitions including sprints, hurdles, relays, and distance events can attend this three hour course (can be split across multiple days).
What will I learn?
- The appropriate equipment and clothing to bring to a meeting
- How to take appropriate times accurately and understand some of the reasons for inaccuracy
- Understand how to report times to chief timekeeper
- Other duties Timekeepers may be required to do
- Understand how a Timekeeper works as part of a team
- Gain a minimum of four practical experiences by attending licensed events.
- Complete a DBS check
- Complete the self-paced online Safeguarding module. Details on how to book this course can be found in the Officiating Journey section
- Complete the self-paced online Health and Safety module (FREE). Details on how to book this course can be found in the Officiating Journey section
- Complete the Level 1 application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t worry if you cannot recall all the details including course code, name of field referee, as England Athletics can support you with this.
Progressing to Levels 2 and 3
Further Information can be found in the Track and Field pathway information and by contacting your Local County Officials' Secretary (COfSec) who can identify meetings to gain experience, source a mentor and offer support to individuals who wish to progress to Level 2. For individuals who wish to progress to Level 3, please contact your Tri-Region Upgrading Secretary using the contact details.
- Northern – email@example.com
- Midlands and South-West – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern – email@example.com
Regional Officials’ Associations can also provide additional training, resources, mentoring and support for accessing equipment for officials’ development. Further information can be found by using the following contact links:
Book your place on the Timekeeper course.