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Official Time Keeping Course


Official Time Keeping Course

If you are interested in learning to become a timekeeper in Athletics, West Cheshire AC have organised with England Athletics a Level 1 Timekeeping Officials course at Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 6:30pm to 9pm on Thursday 27 April 2023.

If you are interested in doing this course and want to book please - click here

Who should go on this course?

Anyone who is interested in timing the track events, including sprints, relays and distance events.

What will I learn?

·         Bring appropriate equipment and clothing to a meeting

·         Take appropriate times accurately and understand some of the reasons for inaccuracy

·         Understand how to report times to chief timekeeper

·         Understand what additional duties may be required

·         Understand how a timekeeper works as part of a team


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 Health & Safety course for Officials and Safeguarding in Athletics course.


What do I do after the course?

·         It is essential you complete a DBS. For guidance on this please click here.

·         Ensure there is a passport quality photograph added to your myAthletics profile (head shot on a white background).

·         Complete a minimum of 4 experiences for Level 1.

·         Complete the Level 1 Application for Accreditation.

·         Send your completed Level 1 Application for Accreditation to


·         For more information on progressing through the Officials Pathway please click here


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