Officiating in Track and Field Athletics

Posted by Administrator on Sat 20 May 2017

Track Judges and Field Judges

There are now some Level 1 Athletics Officials modules running in Nuneaton, Warwickshire this June. Please encourage anyone who would like to attend to send in an application form as soon as possible to book on. After this the next courses for the Midlands are likely to be Sept to Nov and then Spring 2018.

 Please note,  this course takes place over two evenings.  Attendees need to do the Health and Safety /Generic module and at least one of the Level one modules to become qualified. These are the approximate times for the course modules: 


Wed 14/06/2017


Health & Safety and Generic Module

West Midlands

Nuneaton Harriers AC, The Clubhouse, Pingles Athletics Stadium, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4LX


Wed 28/06/2017

Level 1 Field Official


Level 1 Track Official

 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 or trainee officials)

£20 – Discipline only (for those who have already attended H&S/Generic)

Link to  information:

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 you 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  you 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 the England Athletics website where all the various modules are now being