British Triathlon offer a range of courses to help you get more involved with the world of triathlon. Whether you’re wanting to get involved in organising events, becoming a Technical or Motorcycle Official, a coach or an activator we have something to help you on your way!
Technical Officials Courses provide a great opportunity for you to further your participation in triathlon by becoming a Local Technical Official (LTO), the first step on our Officiating Pathway, or a Motorcycle Official. Technical Officials are an invaluable resource when it comes to the success of events and in educating competitors about triathlon. The LTO course will provide attendees with the knowledge and soft skills needed to be an LTO and is made up of a day course, knowledge tester and four event shadows of fully qualified Officials.
If you are an existing LTO and meet the pre-requisites, you can sign up to one of our Regional Technical Officials courses to develop your officiating skills further. The Motorcycle Official course can be taken at any time during the year, offering the opportunity to combine passions of motorbiking and triathlon!
Courses are run regionally, and your local course can be found here.
Our Event Organiser Course is a must-do course for anyone who hosts or is looking to host events. The 2-day course will take you on the journey from project conception and course design to delivery and post event analysis, including spending time looking at budgeting and marketing. With the opportunity to meet Event Organisers from clubs, commercial event organisers and leisure providers, you will be able to learn from the other Event Organisers on the course as well as our industry experts.
Course dates for 2019 have not yet been confirmed, but you can register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Event Organiser Courses we are also running Event Organiser Roadshows. These roadshows offer you the opportunity to learn about three key areas of Event Management, as well as meet and hear from the British Triathlon Event Engagement Team and how we are here to support you as Event Organisers. The roadshows are as follows: 3 December, Brunel University London, Main Topic - Incident Management; 5 December, Beaumanor Hall Leicestershire, Main Topic – Safety Responsibilities; 6 December, University of York, Main Topic – Marketing and Promotion.
Booking opens on Wednesday 17 October. For more information and to book on please follow this link.
People become coaches for a variety of reasons, wanting to get more involved with their own club, a parent wanting to help out with their child’s club, or an experienced age-group athlete wanting to give something back to the sport they enjoy.
Whatever the reason, it can be a rich and rewarding role helping others develop and achieve their personal triathlon challenges. The role of the coach is vital to the success of all participants at every level.
Levels of coaching vary and can be very informal at the entry level and in clubs. At the other end of the spectrum highly qualified coaches work with high performing athletes.
If you’re not quite in a position to become a coach, then why not check out our Activator courses. Activators take on a variety of roles depending on their environment, ranging from welcoming people, to organising activities and leading the activity (not coaching it). Activators provide training opportunities for participants in an inspirational fun social manner, leading them to return to the sessions again and again. A perfect option for someone who might want more of a role in a club but might not feel confident to take the leap to becoming a qualified coach or indeed become a Technical Official.