Level 1 Track & Field Official course

Who should go on this course?

Anyone aged 14 or over who wishes to work under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official in a specific discipline (choice of Track, Field, Timekeeping, Photofinish and Starter/ Starter’s Assistant) with a view to becoming a qualified official (when aged 16 or over).

How many days will it take?

One day, with no assessment.

What will I learn?

After completing the course candidates will have a knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Appropriate attire/ equipment
  • Ability to follow duty sheet
  • Knowledge and application of rules relevant to the role (specific to Track Judge, Field, Starter’s Assistant, Timekeeper, Race Walking or Photofinish)
  • Relationship with other officials
  • Relationship with athletes
  • Health and Safety

Next steps

You will be able to work under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official in a specific discipline (Track, Field, Timekeeping, Photofinish, Race Walk and Starter / Starter’s Assistant) with a view to becoming a qualified official.  You can become a Licensed Level 1 Official by:

  • Being aged 16 or over attending a minimum of four athletics meetings
  • Operating under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official
  • Recording and submitting to England Athletics evidence of undertaking a variety of roles
  • Undertaking an enhanced DBS check