Training Programme

About the SAMSC Training Team

We have a training programme for marshals and officials of all levels of experience, from complete novice to guru level. Our courses are all free, and run by qualified instructors licensed by Motorsport UK.


The importance of marshals’ training and accreditation cannot be over-emphasised. Its purpose is to ensure that all Marshals have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, the management of spectators and how to handle and manage an incident. This means maintaining a marshal’s Personal Record Card to demonstrate that both acceptable training and event attendance has been carried out in order to ensure competence. It also allows a progression through the available levels of the Marshals Development Pathway.

Registered Marshal

We strongly encourage Marshals to register with Motorsport UK as this is the best way to ensure that you receive the proper training for your role regardless of the discipline. You will also receive:

  • A tabard, registration card and Personal Record Card (PRC), so you can keep a log of your activity as a valued volunteer in the sport
  • Access to Motorsport UK’s Member Benefits Scheme
  • Motorsport UK’s monthly newsletter as well as Revolution, the quarterly magazine
Upcoming Training Dates

About the author

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Jon Bolton

Jon is our Regional Training Coordinator, and also our Communications and Publicity Manager.
He went on his first rally at the age of 5 when his uncle was marshalling the Cropton Forest stage on the Lombard RAC Rally. That was in the days of Roger Clark and the all-conquering Escorts. The sounds and smells of rally cars have never lost their appeal. As an adult, working on an ambulance crew covering Cadwell Park in the mid 90s, he frequently encountered drivers who had come to an abrupt stop somewhat sooner than they had anticipated. Jon is a licensed rescue team member and Motorsport UK Trainer. He sits on Motorsport UK's Training Working Group and their Rescue and Recovery Working Group, as well as being a member of Motorsport UK's national training team for Safeguarding.

He is a STEM Ambassador and a Scottish Regional and UK National Judge for F1 in Schools, a not-for-profit social enterprise aiming to change the perception of STEM-related subjects through global competition.