This is £FREE qualification with a minimum age of 16 to attend.
The level 1 Field Official course is an entry level qualification on the UK Athletics Track & Field Officials pathway.
This 4 hour, practical course will introduce candidates to the key roles, responsibilities and duties of a field official, including how to follow a duty sheet, complete a results card, application of the rules in field events and how to provide a safe environment for athletes to compete.
Who should go on this course?
Anyone who is interested in officiating the field events:
Shot (including seated throws for disabled athletes)
Discus (including seated throws for disabled athletes)
Javelin (including seated throws for disabled athletes)
What will I learn?
Follow a duty sheet
Be able to list field events and the various roles covered
Understand and describe Health and Safety issues in Field Officiating
Application of the rules surrounding field officiating
Ability to present the result card accurately
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. The experiences must cover both horizontal and vertical jumps and both shot and long throws. This may require candidates doing more than 4 experiences. Candidates must have completed the Health & Safety course for Officials.
What do I do after the course?
It is essential you complete a DBS. For guidance on this please click here https://www.welshathletics.org/en/page/dbs
Ensure there is a passport quality photograph saved to your profile in the myAthletics portal (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 ZWR1Y2F0aW9uIHwgd2Vsc2hhdGhsZXRpY3MgISBvcmc=
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.