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British Orienteering now offers new eLearning courses: 'Introduction to Orienteering' and 'Event Safety' - SPECIAL OFFERS for limited time only!

British Orienteering now offers new online learning platform.

eLearning:  INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING COURSE

A new course available in the British Orienteering eLearning offers a fresh approach to the ‘Introduction to Orienteering’ course’. 

Calling All Teachers and Assistants, Outdoor Centre Staff, Youth Leaders and Uniformed Group Leaders to support them in understanding what Orienteering is and how to introduce activity sessions in a fun and exciting way to young people. 

Special Offer for two weeks only! 
The ‘Introduction to Orienteering’ eLearning course is currently available at £20 per learner.  However, be quick!  This course will increase to £30 per learner on the 1 November 2020.

 

 

 

 

This interactive online learning course goes through all the basics for will equip teachers and outdoor leaders with the knowledge and confidence to introduce Orienteering within their setting. 

Orienteering is an outdoor physical activity that can be delivered safely in schools, can be delivered COVID-secure, and develop a young person’s confidence and the ability to make decisions.

This eLearning course has been developed with a clear focus on young people developing key skills through interactive and fun activity sessions.  The course will take approximately an hour to complete. Everyone who completes the course will receive an official British Orienteering Introduction to Orienteering certificate, ten group learning activities and seven supporting resources to use immediately after the training in their group activity sessions. 

British Orienteering, said: “This course will also enable the learner to gain access to practical information about orienteering in schools and how to access British Orienteering’s mapped and virtual orienteering courses for their group activities and details of accessible sources of funding.”

 

 

 

 

Interested and want to book on this course? To find out more  or book on to the course set up your login on British Orienteering’s eLearning platform, and select a course from the menu click here.

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eLearning:  EVENT SAFETY COURSE

British Orienteering eLearning offers a fresh and interactive approach to the ‘Event Safety Course’ 

This eLearning course is currently cost-free until 31 December 2020, from the 1 January 2021 the price will be £10.00. 

 

 

 

Attendance at a British Orienteering Event Safety and Welfare Workshop is a mandatory requirement for all Organisers, Planners, Controllers and other key officials at all levels of British Orienteering registered Events.

Howard Blackman, Business Development Officer, says: “This course aims to provide for both current and prospective event organisers and planners an overview of the safety requirements and issues that may arise in staging an orienteering event. It has a particular focus on risk management and the means of controlling risks at acceptable levels. We anticipate that those undertaking the course will have had previous experience in carrying out risk assessments.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This interactive activity is focused on supporting the learner to understand how to identify, access and control to an acceptable level the risks involved with an event.

The course will take approximately an hour to complete and you will also receive the following:

  • Certificate
  • Authorised to be a key official at a British Orienteering registered event
  • Quick links to supporting resources, forms and policies

To access the course, click here to set up your login for our eLearning platform, then select the course from the menu. If you are a British Orienteering member, please note that you will need to set up a login when you access the eLearning platform rather than using your British Orienteering login.  Perfect for the approaching dark nights!

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