Training courses

Training courses

Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 22/03/2018
Nearest town: Buxton
Back to listings

Course Details

Length of course1 day
DateThu 22nd Mar 2018
Time09.00 - 16.00

Course description

Who should attend Teaching Orienteering Part 1?

The training is aimed at teachers, youth sector workers and people working in schools and outdoor centres. The training delivers the knowledge, understanding and practical ability to teach the basic skills of orienteering. Anyone over the age of 16 may attend the course, however, the Orienteering Young Leader Award suitable for 14 – 19-year-olds may better meet young people’s needs.  Attending Teaching Orienteering Part 1 is a prerequisite for anybody wishing to deliver the Orienteering Young Leader Award or attend the British Orienteering Teaching Orienteering Part 2 training

Are there prerequisites?

The only prerequisite is that you must be over 16 years of age. It will be an advantage although not essential if you have knowledge of orienteering prior to the course.

What is a person who has attended a Teaching Orienteering Part 1 trained to do?

Introduce the basic skills of orienteering to beginners in a fun and exciting way in areas that are safe such as school sites or outdoor centre grounds. You will also be able to deliver simple competitions for participants.

What does Teaching Orienteering Part 1 training involve?

On the course, you will be provided with the knowledge you require to introduce the basic skills of orienteering and be given the opportunity to discuss and practice using this knowledge. The course is 6 hours and practical in nature and you will be expected to join in with group discussions and activities.

What are the learning outcomes of the training?

  • Introduce children to orienteering in a safe environment
  • Plan sessions which introduce the basic understanding of how to use an orienteering map and include the following skills: map as a bird’s eye view, the importance of north, map orientation, use of map colours and commonly used symbols, keeping in contact with the map and “thumbing”.
  • Plan and deliver orienteering sessions that meet the safety standards required by British Orienteering.
  • Organise and deliver simple orienteering competition
  • Be able to advise children on the opportunities to further their orienteering experience

Is there assessment – if so what form does it take?

This course is not assessed; following the training candidates will receive a certificate of attendance. Candidates wishing to gain a formal, assessed qualification should talk to a tutor to identify the most appropriate route for them to take.

Please note: to book on the course, please contact Judith Nicoll, 01298 23260
Payment methodOnline

Venue Details

VenueWhite Hall Centre
AddressLong Hill, Buxton
PostcodeSK17 6SX

Tutor Details

Course tutorDan Riley
Course tutor's tel number07796 886974
Course tutor's