British Orienteering's Recognised Centre scheme is designed to support outdoor education centres to deliver course outcomes through a high-quality orienteering experience. We are committed to supporting the outdoor industry to deliver personal development objectives identified by visiting groups through engaging and challenging orienteering activity.
The process of becoming a recognised centre involves examining the quality of orienteering provision in relation to a set of benchmarks. These benchmarks cover the following areas:
British Orienteering recognises the role that outdoor centres play in introducing the sport of orienteering to young people across Britain and the rest of the world.
Below is a list of benefits of becoming a British Orienteering Recognised Centre;
If you would like more information please contact the National Office on 01629 583037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Orienteering has advisors based around the UK that work with our recognised centres to continuously improve the quality of delivery. Following initial registration and payment, the centre will be contacted by a member of British Orienteering staff who will provide the centre with access to the British Orienteering online portal. On the portal, the centre is able to complete a pre-visit form at which point an advisor will be appointed.
The online portal enables centres to access the Recognised Centre Guidance Notes and their action plan.
The advisor will work with the centre to assess current standards against Recognised Centre benchmarks and develop an action plan to continue to improve the experience for all groups visiting the centre.