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Level 1 Starter/Starter’s Assistant

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Who should go on this course?

The level 1 Starter/Starters Assistant course is an entry level qualification on the UK Athletics Track & Field Officials pathway.

What will I learn?

This 3 hour, practical course will introduce candidates to:-

  • The key roles and responsibilities of race starters/assistants.
  • How to implement relevant rules of a race start.
  • The correct positioning and clarity of starters instructions/signals.

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 on-line 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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