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Who is Teaching Orienteering Part 2 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. Anyone over the age of 16 may attend the course however the British Orienteering Young Leader Award is more suitable for the 14 to 19 year olds and may better meet young people's needs.

Are there any prerequisites?

Candidates MUST have attended either Teaching Orienteering Part 1 or a equivalent British Orienteering training course (Teacher / Leader Award - Coach Level 1) prior to attending this training course.

What is a person who has attended a Teaching Orienteering Part 2 trained to do?

You will be able to introduce the advanced skills of Orienteering up to Level 3 on the British Orienteering Step System to participants in a fun and exciting way. Using areas that are classed as Type A areas (Safe area - clear boundaries, good access, plenty of features which may be followed such as fences, wall, paths, 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 Orienteering competitions for participants.

What does Teaching Orienteering Part 2 training course involve?

On the course you will be provided with the knowledge you need to introduce the advanced skills (Contours, Distance Judgement, Compass Bearing, Aiming Off, Attack Points, Decision Points) of Orienteering and be given the opportunity to discuss and practice using this knowledge. This includes activities which are required for the GCSE syllabus. 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?

To be able to follow a progression through indoor, school (youth club / outdoor centre) grounds to appropriate local parks or woods. To acquire knowledge of the following skills: The use of compass, scale, distance, basic contours, advanced techniques of aiming off, attack points which are required for the GCSE syllabus. Plan and deliver Orienteering sessions that meet safety standards required by British Orienteering. Plan and deliver simple Orienteering competitions. To be aware of the opportunity for people to participate in the sport of Orienteering.

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 2 Course Dates
2024 TBC
By arrangement for 6 or more