Officials' Progression

Officials' Progression

As well as attending a Level 1 or Assistant Officials' course, to gain your officials' licence you will need to complete and record a number of officiating experiences and undergo a DBS check. Click here for more information on DBS.

  • For Assistant and Level 1 your officiating experiences can be recorded on your Application for Accreditation form.
  • For Level 2 and up, the Record of Experience form will need to be completed showing what you have done.
  • Your accreditation requests do NOT go to the Officials' Education Coordinator for your region.  Look at the information at the end of the relevant Application for Accreditation Form (T&F) or Application for Accreditation Form (Endurance) to see the exact procedure! 
    Sending documents electronically is likely to be processed more quickly because the info does not have to be transferred onto the system manually.

 

Progression T&F

Progression Endurance

Progression Race Walking

 

Assistant Official

Course attendance and minimum of two competition experiences on the Assistant Officials' Record of Experience form. Not applicable Not applicable

Level 1

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Course attendance at Level 1 Officials' course and submission of application for accreditation form showing a minimum of 4 competition experiences. Attendance at Level 1 Endurance Officials Course including Risk Awareness module and acknowledgment of
understanding of the Health and Safety Guidance notes. Plus submission of application for accreditation at Level 1 form showing a minimum of 4 competition experiences.
Attendance at Level 1 Race Walk Judging course and completion of the Generic/ Health and Safety course. Four practical experiences of race walk judging under the supervision of a qualified judge. These can be on the track or the road. This must include at least one “A” race**.

Submit application on appropriate form as indicated in the course materials.

Level 2

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Submission of application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of a further 6 competition experiences, completion of the Level 2 questions and evidence of self-reflection.
From 1 April 2018: 1 report to be completed by an official at Level 3 or above. For field judges the report will need to show that they can work competently on a long throw, showing full understanding of the safety protocols.
 
Submission of application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of an additional 6 competition experiences and 3 Level 2 modules (including race referee module if looking to referee^^ at local/club races and two compulsory modules i) Judging and Recording and ii) Sector Marshalling. Gain a minimum of a further 10 experiences  on track or road. These 10 must include at least 6 “A” races** and one can be as judges’ recorder. Obtain one positive report from a Level 3 or 4 race walk judge indicating competence as a judge at this level. Answer the general  questions  and the questions on race walk judging  which will be found on the UKA website and submit these, the report, the Record of Experience form (which must show evidence of self assessment) and the application form to the original course tutor or other approved assessor  for assessment, completion and submission to England Athletics.

 

Level 3

 

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Submission of application for accreditation for Level 3 showing a minimum of a further 10 competition experiences and 1 Regional report and evidence of self-reflection and mentoring. Submission of application for accreditation for Level 3 showing an additional 10 competition experiences, evidenace of personal development, one positive report and completion of the remaining Level 2-3 course modules.  Plus submission of a completed Record of Experience. Gain a further 10 experiences on track or road. Of these at least 6 must be from “A” races and 2 can be as judges’ recorder . At least 4 of these must be at Regional or National level. Obtain one positive report from a Level 4 Race walk judge when officiating at a Regional or National event. Submit application form, record of experience (which must show evidence of self assessment) and report to the Race Walk Judging Officials’ Assessment Group and once approved it will be forwarded to England Athletics.
 

Level 4

Completed Level 3.
Submission of application for accreditation for Level 4 showing a minimum of 30 experiences, with 6 specific reports, evidence of mentoring and self-reflection.
Level 4 course attendance.
Completion of competition questions.

More information on UKA website

Attendance at a Level 4 Endurance Officials Course and completion of the 4 self-taught Level 4 Modules.  Submission of application for accreditation for Level 3 showing a minimum of 20 competition experiences, including management, must also be submitted, with 4 positive reports.
Submission of the completed Level 4 Record of Experience.
Attendance at full UKA Level 4 course including a general module and a race walk Judging module.
Complete at least 15 additional race walk events over a maximum of three years. These events can be on the track or road and must all be “A” races.
At least 10 of the above must be at National or Regional level
Must obtain the following 6 positive reports, from “A” races, at least two of which must be on road and two on track (a) One as Chief Judge (b) One as Judges recorder (c) 4 as a judge on 4 separate occasions. All reports must be completed by at least a Level 4 race walk judge and no reporter may report more than twice on one candidate. Ideally all reports would be from different reporters (as with other disciplines)  Assessment of rules and procedures by written assessment. This is to be found on the UKA website from June 1st to September 1st each year from 2019 and must be completed within that time frame. Assessment of the answers will be arranged by the Officials’ Assessment Group. No application for Level 4 can be submitted until this assessment has been successfully completed.
Application for Level 4 to include:- application form, record of experience showing evidence of self assessment and the full set of reports will be considered by the Race Walk Judging Officials Assessment Group annually in November/early December (as for the other disciplines).
  

Level 5
(International / IAAF / EuroA Level)

European ITO
IAAF ITO
IPC ITO
IAAF TOECS L2
By invitation for those demonstrating the highest knowledge and experience of Endurance officiating, providing they hold a valid Level 4 licence. This will be in line with the other disciplines. It will include those who are currently members of the IAAF or England Athletics race walk judging panels being automatically included during the term of their appointment (as with those on similar panels for other disciplines)

 

** An A Race is one that is judged according to IAAF and UKA competition rules for race walking. B Races are suitable for beginners; competitors who struggle to abide by the rules of race walking can compete without getting disqualified - particularly the requirement to have a straight leg from the point of contact through to the point where the leg is vertical under the body.  Click here to check.

^^ A Level 2 Endurance Official can Referee local/club road races typically up to 600 runners and cross country races up to 300 runners after completing Race Referee module.  A Level 3 Official can Referee regional or home country equivalent races typically up to 3,000 runners in road races and 600 in cross country races.  Officials licensed at Level 4 or above are eligible for UK and international appointments.