Level 1 Track Officials Course

Start Date: 16th August 2022

End Date: 16th August 2022

Time: 6pm till 8:30pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Places left: 20

Venue: Meadowmill Sports Complex

Tutor: Alistair Aitchison & Joyce Wighton

Price: £40

Course Code 22OFFL1T03

Level 1 Track

To book onto this course click here

Who should go on this course?

Anyone who is interested in officiating the track events, including sprints, hurdles, relays and distance events.

What will I learn?

  • To work as part of a team of track officials at an athletics meeting and carry out the basic duties of a track judge/umpire.
  • To know the equipment, you need to have with you at an athletics meeting to enable you to carry out your duties throughout the meeting.
  • To understand that a track judge/umpire should record what is seen without being influenced by anyone else.
  • To have a basic knowledge of track markings particularly the finishing line (how to judge the finish) and lane lines.
  • To carry out the basic duties such as – judging, lap board and bell, break line, take over judge, hurdle observation, umpiring for observing running out of lane or impeding other athletes and what these involve.

Is there an assessment?

There isn’t an assessment but after the course candidates need to complete at least 4 competition experiences to become licensed. Candidates must have completed the Health & Safety course for Officials as well.

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 Angie Sutherland and she will assist you with this.
  • Complete a Health and Safety module online.
  • Attend a minimum of 4 competition experiences and record on your accreditation form.
  • Email your Application for Accreditation form to shonamalcolm@scottishthletics.org.uk  for processing in order to receive your UKA Level 1 License.

For more information contact Shona Malcolm

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

For more information on progressing through the Officials Pathway please click here

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