FREE UKA Assistant Officials & Starter/Marksman Qualifications

The weekend of Saturday 8th July (Assistant) and Sunday 9th July (Starter/Marksman) sees two FREE UKA Officials Courses held at Swansea University. If you would like to book on either or both courses please email These courses are open to volunteers from any club not just Swansea Harriers. Further details are below:

Saturday 8th July FREE UK Athletics Assistant Official Qualification @ Swansea University 1pm to 4pm:

Closing date for applications Monday 3rd July to book email
Who should go on this course?
Who should go on this course? Anyone aged 14 or over interested in gaining an insight and introduction to the key areas of officiating that will enable them to assist at track and field meetings under the supervision of a qualified UKA Technical Official. 
What will I learn?
Delivered as a single workshop of four hours in six sections with both theoretical and practical elements covering:
The responsibilities and role of an Assistant Official
Measuring and recording times and distance
Making, sharing and recording judgements
Ensuring safety and reporting concerns
Communicating with athletes and other officials
Following procedures and applying basic rules
What will I be able to do?
After completing the course candidates will need to:
Gain experience by attending a minimum of two athletics meetings assisting a qualified Official. 
Complete a Recorded Evidence Form detailing each meeting and have this signed by a qualified UKA Technical Official.  (These experiences can also be gained at schools’ athletics meetings, signed off by the appropriate teacher.)
Undertake a DBS check, if aged 16 or over, or if under 16 make a Self Declaration. 
A Level 1 Assistant Officials' Licence will then be issued.
Sunday 9th July FREE UK Athletics Starter/Marksman Level 1 Officials Qualification @ Swansea University 10am to 4pm:
Closing date for applications Monday 3rd July, to book email
A one day course that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified official in the specific discipline with a view to becoming a qualified technical official.
Please note: The minimum age for this course is 14
Following attendance at this course candidates will have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Ability to keep the meeting to time
Positioning at starts
Voice and clarity of instructions/signals
Ability to make quick and correct decisions/deal with problems
Ability to follow duty sheet.
Knowledge and application of rules
Knowledge & understanding of the role
Appropriate attire/equipment
Health and Safety
Following completion of the course candidates will then be required to operate under the supervision of a qualified technical official and submit log book records to gain a formal technical officials qualification