Officials & Volunteers

Book Now – Level 1 Athletics Officials Modules – Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
– Sunday 22nd July 2018

……. From Tina Beresford of England Athletics

Please take note of an Officials course

which is scheduled to take place in Burton on Trent on Sunday 22nd July 2018. Please encourage anyone who would like to attend to contact me at and send in an application form as soon as possible to book on.

To download an application form please go to the course page at . There is currently no online booking for officials courses yet.

Attendees need to do the H&S/Generic module and at least one of the Level one modules to qualify. These are the approximate times for the course modules:
All modules are on Sunday 22 July 2018 at Shobnall Leisure Complex, Shobnall Road,
Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2BB
Health & Safety and Generic Module 10am-12pm MO0336HS
Level 1 Field Official 12.30-5pm MO0336FD
Level 1 Timekeeping Official 12.30-3.30pm MO0336TK

The costs for the courses are:

£30 – Full Level 1 Course – includes Health & Safety/Generic and one discipline module
£10 – Health & Safety Module only – (for current Level 1+ officials)
£20 – Discipline only (for those who have already attended H&S/Generic)

Who should go on this course?

This course is suitable for all new officials from the ages of 14+ to attend (officials can only gain a licence card and DBS from 16+). Candidates work under the supervision of a qualified official in a specific discipline (Track, Field, Timekeeping, etc) before becoming a qualified technical official.

What will I learn?

After completing the course candidates will have a knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Appropriate attire/equipment
Knowledge and understanding of the role
Ability to follow duty sheet.
List events/roles covered
Health and Safety
Relationships with other officials and athletes
Knowledge and application of rules
Ability to make quick and correct decisions
Presentation and accuracy of result card
How to become a club, county or regional official and gain your officials licence

What will I be able to do?

After completing the course candidates will need to gain experience by attending four athletics meetings, operating under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official. These experiences should be recorded and submitted to England Athletics to show evidence of undertaking a variety of roles. A DBS check will also be required following which a Level 1 Officials Licence will be issued. By undertaking further experiences and completing a log book, officials can progress to qualify at further levels.

To see more information on each module please go to our website where all modules are now being advertised: To see information on the individual disciplines please go to our officials page where you can download booklets for each discipline:

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in attending the course. If anyone has any questions after visiting the links to the pages above, please do ask them to get in contact with me on the details below.

Thank you for your time and for any assistance provided with the promotion of the course.

Best Wishes

Tina Beresford
Coach & Officials Education Coordinator – East and West Midlands and South West
England Athletics

Mobile: 07920 532558



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