Level 1 Timekeeping Course

Start Date: 24 April 2024

End Date: 24 April 2024

Time: 6pm till 9pm

Duration: 3 Hours

Places left: See Athletics Hub

Venue: Virtual Classroom

Tutor: Mike Forrest & Jason Pender

Price: £25

Course Code 24OFFL1VTK01

To book onto this course click here

Who should go on this course?

Anyone aged 16 and over who is interested in accurately timing events in cross country and track, including sprints, hurdles, relays and distance events.

What will I learn?

  • The appropriate equipment and clothing to bring to a meeting
  • How to take appropriate times accurately and understand some of the reasons for inaccuracy
  • Understand how to report times to chief timekeeper
  • Other duties timekeepers may be required to do
  • Understand how a timekeeper works as part of a team

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 4 competition experiences to become licensed. Candidates must have completed the on-line 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 to assist you with this.
  • Attend a minimum of 4 competition experiences and record on your license 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 Level 1 License.


For more information contact Shona Malcolm

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