England Athletics Officials Course – Taunton – Sunday 22nd April 2018

08 Apr

Due to the snow in March England Athletics had to rearrange the Taunton Officials course which will now be held on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

To download the application form please go to the course page at www.englandathletics.org/courses . 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:

Sunday 22 April 2018 Health & Safety and Generic Module 10am-12pm MO0323HS South West Castle Sports Centre, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AU
Level 1 Field Official 12.30-4.30pm MO0323FD
Level 1 Track Official 12-3pm MO0323TR
Level 1 Starter/Starters Assistant Official 12-4pm MO0323SM

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.

 If you wish to attend please contact Bev Barrett the Club’s Officials Secretary at bevbarrett9@gmail.com or Keith Brackstone at coachkeith53@gmail.com. The club will cover the course fees for anyone associated with the club who attends.