Level 1 Photo Finish

5-hour course

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Who should go on this course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in officiating at Track events and has an interest in technology. Photo finish camera technology is used to determine race positions and times.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a Photo-Finish Judge and the tasks pertaining to them.
  • Understand how a photo finish picture is created.
  • Be able to interpret a picture effectively and produce a correct result.

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 2 full-day or 4 half-day 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 to assist you with this.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 full-day or 4 half-day competition experiences and record on your Record of Experience.
  • Once you have received your PVG certificate and completed 2 full-day or 4 half-day competition experiences, email your completed Record of Experience to – shonamalcolm@scottishathletics.org.uk for processing in order to receive your level 1 license.


For more information contact Shona Malcolm.

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

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