The level 1 Timekeepers Official course is an entry level qualification on the UK Athletics Track & Field Officials’ pathway.
This 3 hour, practical course will introduce candidates to the key roles and responsibilities of a Timekeeper, including appropriate equipment to use, and how to correctly record and report race times.
Who should go on this course?
Anyone aged 16+ who is interested in timing the track events, including sprints, relays and distance events.
What will I learn?
- Bring appropriate equipment and clothing to a meeting
- Take appropriate times accurately and understand some of the reasons for inaccuracy
- Understand how to report times to chief timekeeper
- Understand what additional duties may be required
- Understand how a timekeeper works as part of a team
Is there an assessment?
There isn’t an assessment but after the course candidates need to complete at least 4 competition experiences to become licensed. Candidates must have completed the Health & Safety course for Officials as well.
What do I do after the course?
- It is essential you complete a DBS. For guidance on this please click here.
- Ensure there is a passport quality photograph added to your myAthletics profile (head shot on a white background).
- Complete a minimum of 4 experiences for Level 1.
- Complete the Level 1 Application for Accreditation.
- Send your completed Level 1 Application for Accreditation to firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information on progressing through the Officials’ Pathway please click here.
Health & Safety Online
This FREE online course should be completed for anyone training to become a Track and Field Athletics Official. The course will need to be completed before a licence can be issued at Level 1. The course will need to be undertaken by officials every three years.
Duration: The course will typically take around 90 minutes to complete with a multi choice assessment exercise upon competition. Note: To complete the course candidates will need to achieve a pass mark of 75% or above.