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Local Technical Official Course - North East


Course Details

Course Dates

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Course entries open 26/07/2018 1:15am and close 07/02/2019 9:30am


Course Information

The Local Technical Official (LTO) course is the first step on the British Triathlon officiating pathway.

Overview

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are interested in becoming a volunteer Technical Official and has been designed to provide attendees with the knowledge required to begin officiating, as well as covering the soft skills needed to develop as an Official.

The training is made up of:

  • A full day course
  • An associated knowledge tester
  • The completion of four shadows of qualified Officials

For a full overview of the qualification process please click here.

The LTO courses are organised by the Regional Programme Managers and are a full day course which costs £15 to attend.

Course Content

The course focuses on the fundamentals of officiating identifying the specific requirements of the race official and introducing the soft skills which help Officials become more successful, including:

  • The Role of Local Technical Official and Triathlon
  • Ways of Officiating
  • Effective Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Performance Management and Setting Goals

Role Descriptor

Following the successful completion of both the theoretical and practical elements candidates will be eligible to be the Chief Official at pool based triathlon and aquathlon events along with duathlons, including children's and paratriathlon events. 

They are also qualified to be an Assistant Official at open water events.

Pre-Requisites

To attend the course candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age

Clothing & Kit - please choose the appropriate size on your application

Men’s Technical Polo Shirt

Size:

S

M

L

XL

XXL

3XL

Chest (to fit):

   34   

   38   

   42   

   46   

   50   

   54   

Ladies Technical Polo Shirt

Size:

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Ladies size:

   8   

   10   

   12   

   14   

   16   

   18   

Chest (to fit):

30

34

38

42

46

50

Unisex Waterproof Jacket

Size:

S

M

L

XL

XXL

3XL

Chest (to fit):

   38   

   41   

   44   

   47   

   50   

   53   

 

Upon successful completion of the knowledge tester, trainees will be provided the polo shirt, hat, notepad, pen, whistle and lanyard. Upon successful completion of the shadow assignments and gaining the LTO qualification the jacket, rucksack, TO membership card and bar end tape will be provided, along with course certificate.

Expenses

As volunteers, qualified Local Technical Officials are entitled to receive reimbursement for expenses incurred for attending events, which are claimed directly from the Event Organiser. The British Triathlon Officials Expenses Policy can be found in the Officiating Resources section.


Course Venue

Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE10 0EF

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