UKA Technical Officials

New Facebook Page for Technical Officials

This new page is a place for event organisers in England to post events in need of officials - hopefully leading to us helping each other out to enable competitions to go ahead. 

It has some people that are interested in becoming an official, who would like a taster/to get a feel before going on a course.

 Let us know what you think

 Message regarding judging long throws - UKA Rules clarification in June 2017

In all cases of Long Throws the event must be controlled by a Chief Judge who is a qualified Technical Official at Level 2 or above. They may position themselves in the landing sector or be the controlling judge at the throwing area; a decision which will be made depending on the distance likely to be thrown.

There is a new document (one page) which you can download here and this clarifies what each of the various levels of technical officials or helpers are permitted to do

Track and Field Officials -- The Levels

The pre-2016 Assistant Officials course will be replaced by a Club Officials / Young Officials course: this will not be enough to allow you to lead a Field Event.

This is the officiating structure for Track and Field officials which apply from April 1st 2016, and how to reach each level following your course. The relevant forms can be found at This Site.

  • Level 1: (previous Level 2A's)
    • You need to complete the Competition Experience form for four meetings in your chosen discipline. You should show evidence of undertaking a variety of roles: Field officials need to show experience of officiating in both horizontal and vertical jumps, and both shot and long throws (so may require more than four meetings).
    • After your first submission of a Record of experience form (visit This Pagefor more about this), the Avon AA will supply you with an Avon Officials Polo Shirt: you would need to wear this (or a polo-shirt of similar status) if officiating at Midland / SW T&F Championships events or similar.


  • Level 2: (previous Level 2B's)
    • Candidates needs to submit an application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of a further 6 competition experiences, completion of the Level 2 questions and evidence of self-reflection and mentoring.
    • You will need to be at least a new Level 2 to lead a long-throws event.
  • Level 3: (previous Level 2C's)
    • Candidates need to submit an application for accreditation for Level 3 showing a minimum of a further 10 competition experiences and 1 Regional report.
    • Officials below Level 4 are unlikely to be given officiating jobs at National level meetings or above, but there are other posts, not often found at lower level meetings, for which Level 3's may be considered. Here Is A List of some of them.
  • Level 4: (Previous Level 3's or 4's).
    • This level is for qualified officials with ambitions to work at National competitions or higher. This level will now be administered by UKA, not EA.
    • Officials who show at least a further 10 successful experiences in their log book, and produce a minimum of 6 required reports, as well as attending relevant course modules, can progress to Level 4 and be considered for appointment for National-level and higher meetings. There is no guarantee of being appointed!
  • Level 5: Officials to take on principal officiating or organisational roles at National or International-level meetings
    • Unsurprisingly, special requirements apply here. This level will be administered by UKA

T&F Officials: Record Of Experience

Officials please note: at the end of each Track season you need to submit your Record of Experience. 

Starters (especially lower-level or trainees) Please Note!

The Olympic 380 BBM imitation pistol has been reclassified, and it is now illegal to own one (we're talking about National Law, not just some UKA bureaucrat ruling). For more information follow This Link.


Officials and Athletics Volunteers - Licence and Safeguarding Check

  Changes to Government legislation have led to changes in the area of safeguarding checks across all sports. It is important that clubs and people such as coaches and officials who require a DBS (formerly a CRB) check are aware of these changes.

 Changes to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 mean that from the 17th June 2013 the Disclosure and Barring Service will only issue one certificate which will be sent to the applicant.

 This change is important as it means that that UKA no longer receives a copy of your DBS certificate.  This means that you, should you wish to proceed, need to send your DBS certificate to UKA so they can see it and take the next steps in the process.

 More information is available via the England Athletics website above


The LRAA Technical Officials' Secretary is responsible for organising officials for County events. Where possible help will be given for contacting officials for local club and schools events. The Secretary is also responsible for supporting the education and training of UKA Officials (Starters, Marksmen, Track Judges, Field Judges Timekeepers and Endurance Officials). The Secretary is Cherie D'Silva and she can be contacted by email on: or phone: 0116-2713661. The Secretary also attends the Regional Officials' Forum and this is an important meeting for disseminating issues and concerns about technical officiating to and from the County.

Please also visit the Events Page and the Disability Page - if you would like to officiate at any of these events then contact Cherie D'Silva for details. The Events Page also contains a link to information for Race Directors.

A useful website for all officials is our Midlands professional association, MAFEO. See their website:

All officials must complete a Record of Experience Form (previously called an F10) each year for the disciplines in which they officiate. It is useful for trainees to start doing this as soon as posible (even before they are qualified). This (for Level 1 and 2) must be sent to Cherie D'Silva by the end of September and to Barry Parker (Tri-Regional secretary) for aspiring and existing Level 3 and above. You can download and save your own Form by clicking on this  link. There is also a similar form  for Endurance Officials to complete each year. You can get this by clicking here - you cannot currently complete this online but you can download the form (which you will need to have signed each time you officiate). You can also download the current forms on the mafeo website mentioned above.


We would be able to organise a local Health & Safety course (compulsory for all track & field officials) if there is suficient demand.

Here are the latest details about grading and upgrading of Endurance Officials - click here

Here is the information about the next courses for Endurance Officials.

Please go to this link to obtain the information and booking form for the  Endurance Officials course:

 Further information about Technical Officials can be found on the UKA website.  The information about Officials can be found by clicking on the "drop-down" menu - Competitions. The UKA website is