Endurance Officials – course Sunday 30th September – Exeter

21 Sep

These courses are put on according to local demand and only a few are held each year. England Athletics subsidise the course so the cost is only £30 for those attending both modules.

Who should go on this course? 

Anyone aged 18 or over who is willing to work under the guidance of a qualified UKA Endurance Official and wants to follow the Pathway to becoming a qualified endurance official. This course is suitable for new officials and current officials wishing to gain the official UKA qualification, insurance & licence card.

How many days will it take? 

One day, with no assessment. Officials need to attend both modules on the day to become fully qualified.

What will I learn? 

  • How endurance officials operate at road and cross country races
  • The requisite skills to be an endurance official
  • Relationships with other officials and athletes
  • The responsibilities of key officials at an endurance event
  • Knowledge and application of the rules of the sport
  • Working knowledge of the start, course and finish of an endurance event
  • The tools to do the job
  • Risk assessment: reasons why, practical considerations
  • Identification of hazards and risks
  • The Endurance Officials pathway
  • Appropriate attire and equipment

What will I be able to do? 

After completing the course candidates will need to gain four recognised experiences at endurance events, operating under the supervision of a qualified UKA Endurance Official. Recognised experiences should be documented in the ‘Record of Experiences’ to maintain evidence of undertaking a variety of roles and submitted to England Athletics. A DBS check will also be required, following which a Level 1 Officials Licence will be issued. By undertaking further experiences, completing a log book and studying two compulsory modules and one further optional module, Club Officials can progress to qualify as a Level 2 Endurance Official.

If you are interested in this please contact Hen on hen@bristolandwestac.org for more information.