Level 1 Starters / Starters Assistant

Start Date: 26 February 2023

End Date: 26 February 2023

Time: 10am - 3pm

Duration: 5 Hours

Places left: See Athletics Hub

Venue: Emirates Indoor Arena

Tutor: Andrew Minnis & Val Murdoch

Price: £40

Course Code 23OFFL1ST01

4 hour Course

To book onto this course click here.

Who should go on this course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in officiating at Track & Field or Cross-Country Competitions. Has an interest in working with the latest technology of electronic gun starts and working closely with athletes on the start line.

What will I learn?

  • The key roles and responsibilities of race starter and starters assistants.
  • How, when and where to line up athletes before the start.
  • How to implement relevant rules of a race start.
  • The correct positioning and clarity of starters instructions/signals.


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 a minimum of 4 competition experiences to become licensed. . 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.org.uk or pvg@scottishathletics.org.uk  to assist you with this.
  • Attend a minimum of 4 competition experiences and record on your Licence Application Form.
  • Once you have received your PVG certificate and completed a minimum of four competition experiences, email your completed Licence Application Form to – shonamalcolm@scottishathletics.org.uk for processing in order to receive your UKA Level 1 License.


For more information contact Shona Malcolm.


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