Level 1 Field Course over 2 Evenings

Start Date: 24th June 2024

End Date: 27th June 2024

Time: 6:15 - 8:15

Duration: 4 Hours

Places left: See Athletics Hub

Venue: Saughton Sports Complex

Tutor: Moira & Brian Nisbet

Price: £40.00

Course Code 24OFFL1F03

To book onto this course click here

This course will be delivered over 2 evenings – 24 & 27 June from 6:15 till 8:15, You must attend both evenings.

Who should go on this course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in officiating within the field events. This course will cover all jumping and throwing event as well as events for athletes with a disability including seated throws, Shot, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Club Throw, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault.

What will I learn?

  • To follow a duty sheet
  • To be able to list field events and the various roles covered
  • To understand and describe Health and Safety issues in Field officiating
  • Application of the rules surrounding field officiating
  • Ability to present the result card accurately

All courses will be delivered in an interactive practical and lecture setting

Is there an assessment?

There isn’t an assessment but after the course candidates need to complete at minimum of 2 full-day or 4 half-day 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 2-4 experiences. Candidates must have completed the online Health & Safety and Safeguarding modules for Officials.

What do I do after the course?

  •  Ensure you have uploaded your licence photo to the myAthletics portal (head shot on a white background).
  • Ensure you complete a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) application. Please contact shonamalcolm@scottishathletics.orguk to assist you with this.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 full-day or 4 half-day competition experiences and record on your Record of Experience.
  • Once you have received your PVG certificate and completed 2 full-day or 4 half-day competition experiences, email your completed Record of Experience to – shonamalcolm@scottishathletics.org.uk for processing in order to receive your level 1 license.


For more information contact Shona Malcolm.

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