Track and Field Officials

Training Courses For T&F Officials
Date Location Course Name Comments
Sat. 5th Oct. Exeter Level 1 Officials FJ, TJ, TK
Sun. 13th Oct. Cheltenham Level 1 Officials FJ, TJ
Sun. 17th Nov. Yeovil Level 1 Officials FJK, TJ, TK
Sat. 26th Oct. Birmingham Area Level 4 Officials Theory Day FJ, TJ, TK, Starters / Assistants, Photo-Finish
Sun. 27th Oct. Birmingham Area Competition Management Award  
Any Time Health & Safety Online At 'Search our Courses' opt for Health & Safety Online" then click 'Search'
Applications for Level 1 EA qualifications-bearing courses can now be made on-line; applications can still be made on the England Athletics Form: closing dates apply. Applicants (on-line or paper) will need also to go through the On-Line Health and Safety Course.

Further information can be found on the "Courses and Bookings" section of the England Athletics Website.

Activists from our area can also attend Officials courses run by Welsh Athletics.

Track and Field Officials -- The Levels

The pre-2016 Assistant Officials course will be replaced by a Club Officials / Young Officials course: this will not be enough to allow you to lead a Field Event.

This is the officiating structure for Track and Field officials which apply from April 1st 2016, and how to reach each level following your course. The relevant forms can be found at This Site.

  • Level 1: (previous Level 2A's)
    • You need to complete the Competition Experience form for four meetings in your chosen discipline. You should show evidence of undertaking a variety of roles: Field officials need to show experience of officiating in both horizontal and vertical jumps, and both shot and long throws (so may require more than four meetings).
    • After your first submission of a Record of experience form (visit This Page for more about this), the Avon AA will supply you with an Avon Officials Polo Shirt: you would need to wear this (or a polo-shirt of similar status) if officiating at Midland / SW T&F Championships events or similar.

  • Level 2: (previous Level 2B's)
    • Candidates needs to submit an application for accreditation at Level 2 showing a minimum of a further 6 competition experiences, completion of the Level 2 questions and evidence of self-reflection and mentoring. TThey are also be required to obtain a report (which can be made by a Level 3 or higher); For field judges the report will need to show that they can work competently on a long throw, showing full understanding of the safety protocols.
    • You will need to be at least a new Level 2 (with H&S option completed) to lead a long-throws event.
  • Level 3: (previous Level 2C's)
    • Candidates need to submit an application for accreditation for Level 3 showing a minimum of a further 10 competition experiences and 1 Regional report.
    • Officials below Level 4 are unlikely to be given officiating jobs at National level meetings or above, but there are other posts, not often found at lower level meetings, for which Level 3's may be considered. Here Is A List of some of them.
  • Level 4: (Previous Level 3's or 4's).
    • This level is for qualified officials with ambitions to work at National competitions or higher. This level will now be administered by UKA, not EA.
    • The method of qualification for Level 4 (for the 2018-9 season) can be read Here.
  • Level 5: Officials to take on principal officiating or organisational roles at National or International-level meetings
    • Unsurprisingly, special requirements apply here. This level will be administered by UKA

T&F Officials: Record Of Experience

Officials please note: at the end of each Track season you need to submit your Record of Experience. Please visit the Form 10 Page for more details.

Starters (especially lower-level or trainees) Please Note!

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