Four More Ways to Take Part in 2020


There's more to triathlon than racing and the sport owes a lot to its coaches, volunteers, Technical Officials and Activators. Find out how you can take part in 2020.

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The next season of triathlon is nearly upon us. This means a plethora of opportunities to get involved with the sport across Britain, whether it’s on the start line as an athlete or as a volunteer, Technical Official, coach or Activator.

British Triathlon host a wide variety of courses throughout the year so, whatever your prospective role is, you can take your first steps on the pathway with British Triathlon.


Our Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Course prepares coaches to deliver sessions independently and is accessible to learners from the age of 16. The course takes place across three days, mixing practical delivery with e-learning and group discussion, before finishing with a short assessment. The course will focus on effective communication, engaging athletes and giving meaningful feedbacks.

Level 1 coaching courses are available from the beginning of the year through to March and are hosted regionally.

Already a Level 1 Coach?

Level 2 courses are on offer from January through to March, covering various regions from Cardiff to Lancaster University, Walsall and London. Level 2 courses take place over five days, enabling qualified coaches to lead sessions in a wider range of environments such as open water.

Existing coaches will also benefit from our CPD workshops, click here for more information.



Volunteers are key to ensuring that all clubs, events and the sport run smoothly. Triathlon would not be where it is today without the hard work and dedication of our committed volunteers and British Triathlon is working to continually recruit, support and develop the volunteer workforce. 

With multisport becoming ever more popular, the opportunities to volunteer and get involved are endless. Whether it’s an event volunteer, club volunteer, Technical Official, coach or Activator, there’s a volunteer role waiting for you. 


Technical Officials

Technical Officials are integral to the success of events. Local Technical Official (LTO) courses are the first step into the British Triathlon Officiating Pathway and provide an introduction to the role of Technical Officials and ways of officiating.

The Regional Technical Official (RTO) course is designed to build on the experience gained as an LTO and further develop officials and is for LTOs who meet the pre-requisites and want to develop further.

Triathlon officiating also provides the opportunity to combine passions by becoming a Motorcycle Official. The Motorcycle Official Course can be taken at any time throughout the year as a virtual course, and more information can be found here.



Activators are inspirational people with the ability to motivate others to participate in triathlon. Whoever you are and however you take part, the sport will massively benefit from having passionate individuals at the forefront of its promotion.

Activators provide training opportunities for participants in an inspirational fun social manner and can vary from welcoming people to organising events or even leading an activity.

Activator programmes consist of the following:

  • Activator: Young People Award
  • Activator: Community Award
  • Activator: Open Water Award

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