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Teaching Orienteering Part 1, 31/03/2020
Nearest town: Hexham
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Course Details

Length of course1 day
DateTue 31st Mar 2020

Course description

Who should attend?

The training is aimed at Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Unformed group leaders and people working within outdoor centres.

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 does the training involve?

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.

What are the learning outcomes of the training?

  • Introduce young people 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 young people on the opportunities to further their orienteering experience

This course is not assessed; following the training candidates will receive a certificate of attendance

If you would like to make a block booking or would like to pay by invoice, please contact Howard Blackman.

Payment methodOnline

Venue Details

VenueDukeshouse Wood - Kingswood
AddressFellside, Hexham, Northumberland
PostcodeNE46 1TP

Tutor Details

Course tutorJohn Crosby