Courses for Officials

All our officials’ courses are listed below. If you have any queries, please contact Officials Recruitment & Development Officer Shona Malcolm. Below the course listings, you will find more information on becoming an official.

All course bookings are now made through our online system, Athletics Hub where you can find and book your course.

Officials Education Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Course listings

    If no courses are listed, there are currently none pending.

    Online Courses

    Before signing up for any Track & Field Level 1 Course all officials must sign up for the following online modules:

    • Health & Safety course – This course is free of charge and is mandatory to attain your level 1 Officials Licence. You can sign up direct to the Health & Safety Course by clicking this link.
    • Safeguarding – This course is mandatory to attain your level 1 Officials License. You can sign up direct to the Safeguarding course by clicking this link.

    Becoming a technical official

    Whether you would like to help rake a sandpit during an open graded or Young Athletes League meeting or develop to a higher level and be a lead official at the scottishathletics Championships and British Athletics Competitions or even progress to the Commonwealth or Olympic Games, there is an opportunity for you!

    The need for new or existing volunteers to train and develop as technical officials is vital for the future success of the competition calendar and our championships. As the offer of competitive opportunities for our athletes is constantly increasing, so is the demand for skilled officials to offer athletes the best possible chance to improve their performance.

    If you are a parent or student who is new to the sport and interested in taking the first step, then the Assistant Officials course is a good starting point. If you already volunteering for your local club or have a basic understanding of the athletics event and competition environment and know which discipline you would like to specialize in, then you can sign up for a Level 1 Award for Track, Field, Timekeeping, Photo Finish, Endurance or Starter/Starters Assistant.


    Record of Experience Form

    Technical Officials Code of Conduct

    UKA Rulebook (link to British Athletics website where rulebook can be downloaded)

    World Athletics Rulebook

    World Para Athletics Rulebook



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