Trainee Commissaire course

Trainee Commissaire course

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Ready to start your journey to become a commissaire?

It starts with the Trainee Commissaire course. This will give you all the foundational skills and knowledge to enable you to take on officiating responsibilities at regional events and races.


What does the training involve?

Using a blended approach including online learning, tutor-led discipline-specific seminars and practical experience, you will be guided and supported along a journey to enable you to excel in the role as you complete your event-based practical experience.

Online learning - 4 hours

The online modules need to be completed before attending the trainee seminars. These modules are general, covering all disciplines, and include:

  • introduction to the role, qualities, and expectations of commissaires
  • safeguarding
  • risk management
  • commissaire tasks and responsibilities.

Seminars - Discipline-specific sessions - 2 x 2 hours

The discipline-specific sessions and follow the journey of a commissaire through their role before, during, and after an event. The course covers the areas below.

Planning: this covers anything a commissaire needs to know and plan for before the event day. This will include event information, personal planning, and communication with the event organiser and chief commissaire.

Preparation: this covers everything from arriving at the venue until the start of the competition. Dependent on the discipline, topics include sign-on, call up and gridding, equipment checks, pit set-up, risk management and event communication.

Competition: from the start of the competition to confirming the results, including, starting the competition, monitoring and management during the competition, through to timing and judging.

Post-competition: the last area covers the commissaire tasks after the competition has finished, including debriefing meetings, returning equipment, and writing reports.

Practical event-based training

Once you have completed both the course, you will be qualified as a Trainee Commissaire. You can then attend events to shadow and gain experience under supervision; the chief commissaire will provide you with feedback and complete your assessment/feedback at the end of each event.

Your regional events officer can support you, or put you in touch with the right person, to arrange attending events. There may also be mentors available, as well as support and advice from your peer commissaires.

As your experience and confidence in the role develops, and once your assessments are satisfactorily completed, you can apply to become a Regional B Commissaire.


How much does it cost?

The course is free as you will be supporting cycle sport events as a commissaire in future.


How long will the course take to complete?

The initial training - including online learning and classroom/seminar - will take at least three weeks from enrolling.


What do I need to enrol?

To enrol onto a trainee commissaire training, you must:

  • hold a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Ride British Cycling membership
  • have a good understanding of the rules regulating your chosen discipline
  • be IT literate to complete and submit administration and forms via the online commissaire dashboard
  • have good communication skills to enable prompt exchanges, provide clear instructions and honest feedback
  • have gained some experience of observing commissaires or other event officiating or organisation experience.

Upcoming courses

BMX

Course Dates Online booking

Trainee Commissaire - BMX

(Ref: 5676)

12th & 14th January 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Trainee Commissaire - BMX

(Ref: 5680)

7th & 9th February 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30
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Trainee Commissaire - BMX

(Ref: 5684)

7th & 10th March 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30
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Circuit

Course Dates Online booking

Trainee Commissaire - Circuit

(Ref: 5678)

18th & 20th January 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30
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Trainee Commissaire - Circuit

(Ref: 5683)

2nd & 4th March 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Trainee Commissaire - Circuit

(Ref: 5685)

14th & 16th March 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Cyclo-Cross

Course Dates Online booking

Trainee Commissaire - Cyclocross

(Ref: 3869)

13th & 15th December 2021 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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MTB Gravity and XC

Course Dates Online booking

Trainee Commissaire - MTB XC

(Ref: 5681)

8th & 10th February 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Trainee Commissaire - MTB XC

(Ref: 5688)

15th & 17th February 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Trainee Commissaire - MTB Gravity

(Ref: 5687)

30th March & 1st April 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Road

Course Dates Online booking

Trainee Commissaire - Road

(Ref: 5679)

25th & 27th January 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Trainee Commissaire - Road

(Ref: 5682)

21st & 23rd February 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Trainee Commissaire - Road

(Ref: 5686)

22nd & 24th March 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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Track

Course Dates Online booking

Trainee Commissaire - Track

(Ref: 5677)

12th & 13th January 2022 - Online (Zoom)

19:00-20:30

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These courses are filled on a regional need basis and places will be confirmed 2 weeks before the first seminar date.

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