Officials courses – your chance to sign-up

Tuesday 9th November 2021


Courses for officials

Our sport could simply not exist without the work of the dedicated officials who ensure athletics events run smoothly, with performances accurately measured and participants well supported throughout.

You could join them in their work and contribute to the success and opportunities created by athletics in Scotland – and your first step is to take one of our Officials courses.

We have several opportunities currently available.

The following will take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, with places still available on all courses:

  • Level 1 Field Official – 12 December
  • Level 1 Track – 22 January

In addition, there is are some online opportunities, via Zoom

  • Level 1 Endurance – Risk awareness 21 November, main course 28 November.
  • Assistant Official – 7 December

The Level 1 courses comprise both theory and practical elements, including

  • Qualities & skills needed to be a good official
  • Equipment required for your chosen discipline
  • Communicating with athletes and other officials
  • Positioning yourself for best viewing
  • How to follow a duty sheet
  • Understanding signs & signals
  • How to interpret & apply the rules
  • Ensuring safety and reporting concerns

You can find out more about each of the upcoming courses on the link above, and you can also head to the Officials section of the website to read more on the Level 1 qualifications.

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