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Here’s a chance to help us and become more involved in Athletics. We urgently need more qualified Athletics Officials to continue to smoothly run our competition schedule. We are lucky enough to have a course (no examination involved) running at the clubhouse

Sunday 10th April 2016 – Booking Deadline looming 28th March

Officials Course Exeter Poster

Health and Safety (required for all)  EA Website Link (£10)

Discipline specific (choose one) £20 :

Please see the approximate times for the course modules below:


10am-12pm Health & Safety and Generic Module


12.30-4pm Field


12.30-4pm Track


12.30-4pm Timekeeping
The costs for the courses are:

£30 – Full Level 2 Course – includes Health & Safety, Generic and one discipline module

£10 – Health & Safety Module only – (for current Level 2+ officials)

Who should go on this course?

This course is suitable for all new officials from the ages of 14+ to attend (officials can only gain a licence card and DBS from 16+). Candidates work under the supervision of a qualified official in a specific discipline (Track, Field, Timekeeping, etc) before becoming a qualified technical official.

How many days will it take?

One day, with no assessment.

What will I learn?

After completing the course candidates will have a knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
• Appropriate attire/equipment
• Knowledge and understanding of the role
• Ability to follow duty sheet.
• List events/roles covered
• Health and Safety
•Relationships with other officials and athletes
• Knowledge and application of rules
• Ability to make quick and correct decisions
• Presentation and accuracy of result card
•Judging (including lap charts) (Track)
•Operation of wind gauge, lap boards and bells (Track)
•Use of flags at break-line and take-over boxes (Track)
•How to become a club, county or regional official and gain your officials licence

What will I be able to do?

After completing the course candidates will need to gain experience by attending four athletics meetings, operating under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official. These experiences should be recorded and submitted to England Athletics to show evidence of undertaking a variety of roles. A DBS check will also be required following which a Level 2 Club Officials Licence will be issued. By undertaking further experiences and completing a log book, Club Officials can progress to qualify as a County, Regional or National Official.

To see information on the individual disciplines (Field, Track, Timekeeping…) please go to our officials page where you can download booklets for each discipline: www.englandathletics.org/officials.

If you want to know more about the course please talk to Dawn or Irene at the Welcome desk. The Club requires you to book, via the EA web site, the discipline course of your choice and pay for the course upfront (£30).  After getting 4 competitions “signed off” and your DBS, we are happy to refund the course cost. See the club web site under ‘volunteering’ for details, or ask for a copy of the policy letter from the welcome desk.

There are minimum numbers we have to get otherwise the courses may be cancelled.

Please help, we need you to get qualified, in order to continue to smoothly run our competitions.


Behind Every Performance is an Official