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Teaching Orienteering Part 1 Who is Teaching Orienteering Part 1 for?

This training courses is aimed at teachers and people working in a school setting, youth workers, Uniformed Services, Outdoor Centre staff, Park Wardens, Health Walk Leaders, in fact anyone with an interest in delivering Orienteering activities to others. 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 British Orienteering, Orienteering Young Leader Award is more suitable for the 14 to 19 year olds and may better meet young people's needs. Attending a Teaching Orienteering Par 1 course is the prerequisite for anybody wishing to deliver the Orienteering Young Leader Award or attending the British Orienteering Teaching Orienteering Part 2 training course.

Are there any prerequisites?

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

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

You will be able to introduce the basic skills of Orienteering to beginners in a fun and exciting way on areas that are safe such as school sites or outdoor centre grounds. (Safe area - clear boundaries, good access, plenty of features which may be followed such as fences, wall, path's, etc. The area should be small as to allow supervision of participants at frequent intervals. The site must be absent of hazards such as: busy traffic, crags, fast or deep water. You will also be able to deliver simple Orienteering competitions for participants.

What does Teaching Orienteering Par 1 training course 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 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 beginners to Orienteering in a safe environment. Plan sessions which introduce the basic understanding of how to use an Orienteering map and includes 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, Thumbing. Plan and deliver Orienteering sessions that meet safety standards required by British Orienteering. Organise and deliver simple Orienteering competitions. Be able to advise beginners on the opportunity to further their Orienteering experience.

Is there an assessment - If so what form does it take?

This course is not assessed: following the training course 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.

British Orienteering Part 1 Course Dates
2024 TBC
By arrangement for 6 or more

Groups and organisation courses can be arranged for you on your dates.