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Responsible for the general conduct and control on an event

Volunteers

Clerk of the Course

About

The Clerk of the Course has overall responsibility for the general conduct and control of an event in accordance with the Regulations, Programme and Organising Permit. As such, they act as the sport’s first judicial body, having the power to impose penalties in accordance with the regulations.

The Clerk of the Course may be nominated by the organisers of the event to the requirements of Motorsport UK, who may require certain Clerks of the Course to be licensed Officials.

As a Senior Official, the Clerk of the Course must be at least 18 years of age. They liaise closely with the Steward(s) throughout the event to ensure its safe running.

Training

The training for a Motorsport UK Clerk of the Course is conducted via a modular development programme, during which time they are classed as an Assistant Clerk. The training programme consists of two types of modules – a theory-based module which can be carried out on Motorsport UK’s online learning platform, The Learning Hub, and several practical modules which will be completed whilst on event.

Once the training programme has been completed, they will undergo and pass an assessment of knowledge before being upgraded to the position of Deputy Clerk. This means that they can act on behalf of the Clerk of the Course, however they cannot yet take full responsibility for the running of an event.

Once some further events have been undertaken as a Deputy Clerk, and an in-role assessment has been satisfactorily completed, the applicant will be upgraded from a Deputy Clerk to a National Clerk. This means that they can act as Clerk of the Course for events running at National level, or below, in their chosen discipline.

Getting started

Complete the application form in the Motorsport UK Resource Centre and return it to the Membership Services Team at Motorsport UK, along with a copy of your motorsport CV and a letter of support from a Registered Club that organises the type of events you wish to officiate in. If you have any questions, please contact training@motorsportuk.org