Level 1 Timekeeping

3-hour course

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Who should go on this course?

Anyone aged 16 and over who is interested in accurately timing events in cross country and track, including sprints, hurdles, relays and distance events.

What will I learn?

  • The appropriate equipment and clothing to bring to a meeting
  • How to take appropriate times accurately and understand some of the reasons for inaccuracy
  • Understand how to report times to chief timekeeper
  • Other duties timekeepers may be required to do
  • Understand how a timekeeper works as part of a team

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 at minimum of 2 full-day or 4 half-day competition experiences to become licensed. Candidates must have completed the on-line 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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