National Commissaire Course

National Commissaire Course


Take the next step in your officiating journey – become a National Commissaire.

National commissaires are essential for the delivery of national level events, and offer the perfect next step for experienced Regional A commissaires who are looking to develop their chief commissaire skills and to help keep racing going.

What does the training involve?

Using a blended approach including online learning, an in-person development day, practical and assessed event experience, followed by a final oral-exam interview, you will be guided and supported along a journey to enable you to excel as a National Commissaire.

Online learning – 4 hours

The online modules need to be completed before attending the development day. These modules are general, covering all disciplines, and cover:

  • Introduction to the role, qualities, and expectations
  • Risk management
  • People skills
  • National Commissaire tasks and responsibilities.

Development day – 7 hours

The discipline-specific development day will be in-person and follow the journey of a commissaire through their role before, during, and after an event.

Using workshop based, interactive activities supported by a tutor and UCI Commissaire, the workshop is designed to build the understanding and confidence in what is required of a chief commissaire at national level events and extend existing, Regional chief commissaire knowledge and competencies.

Practical event-based training and assessment – 6- months

Once you have completed the development day and online learning, you can then attend events to shadow and gain experience; the chief commissaire will provide you with feedback and complete your assessment with feedback at the end of each event.

Officials Support 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 undertake an oral interview with your tutor.

Oral exam interview – 1 hour

The oral interview will take place virtually with the tutor that delivered your development day. The nature of the discussion will focus on the experience gained and any development areas raised on assessment by a chief commissaire.

The interview will be recorded and verified by a moderator. If successful, your commissaire role will be upgraded to National Commissaire, and if unsuccessful, an action plan will be developed.

How much does it cost?

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

However, additional reassessments will incur a £50 charge.

How long will the course take to complete?

The initial training - including online learning and development day - will take at least three weeks from being enrolled.

The event-based experience could take 6-12 months, depending on event availability.

What do I need to enrol?

To enrol onto a National Commissaire training, you must:

  • Have significant and demonstrable experience as a Regional chief commissaire
  • Have a British Cycling membership with Regional A Commissaire licenced role in all areas of the discipline.
  • Be committed to a development journey of 6-12 months
  • Be reasonably available to attend events to gain experience
  • Have an excellent understanding of the rules regulating your chosen discipline
  • Be IT literate to complete online learning, and submit administration forms via the online commissaire dashboard

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