Officials Communities of Practice Programme

Following the success of the Officials Communities of Practice (CoP) sessions and after a short break over the summer months we are pleased to announce the publication of the next series of Communities of Practice workshops for Officials.

Working in Partnership, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAFs – Athletics Northern Ireland, England Athletics, Scottish Athletics & Welsh Athletics) have put together a programme of 8 workshop sessions that will take place in November and December 2022.

The CoP sessions are designed to be short sessions that focus on particular areas of officiating and cover a wide range of topics across different disciplines. The sessions allow for continuous and professional development (CPD) for Officials across different disciplines and levels. Registrations for each of the sessions will be through Athletics Hub.

Please see the table of workshop sessions that will be available below. Each session has a booking link which will take you directly to the booking page for that session. A description for each session is available on the booking page (when clicking through the link) or in this document.








1800 - 1845

How to use ‘My Athletics Portal’ & ‘Athletics Hub’

Book here


1830 - 1930

Inclusive behaviours, Language and Best Practice

Book here


1800 - 1845

Timekeeping – Best Practice

Book here


1900 - 2000

Leading a Long Throw

Book here



1845 - 1945

Working within a Start Team

Book here


1830 - 1930

Introduction to Competition Admin Roles

Book here


1830 - 1930

How to Progress along the Officials’ Endurance Pathway

Book here


1915 - 2015

Roles within a Photo Finish Team

Book here

The schedule can also be viewed on the UKA website here.

Places for sessions will be available on a first come first served basis although we hope to be to add additional sessions where there is demand.

If you have any suggestions on topics/workshops we should deliver in the future, please let us know by emailing the relevant contact as outlined below;

Officiating Levels 1-3

Athletics Northern Ireland –
England Athletics –
Scottish Athletics –
Welsh Athletics -

National Level Officiating (Levels 4+ and International)