We offer a variety of training courses for people wishing to become accredited to deliver orienteering from centres across the UK. Get in touch to find out more.
Teaching Orienteering Part 1 (TOp1)
The course 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 attend the British Orienteering Teaching Orienteering Part 2 training Read more…
Teaching Orienteering Part 2 (TOp2)
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 some of the advanced 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. People wishing to deliver GCSE syllabuses’ for candidates from England, Wales and Northern Ireland should attend Teaching Orienteering Part 2. Candidates from Scotland will be shown the appropriate activities to meet their own curriculum requirements. Read more…
UKCC Level 1 in Orienteering
The course is designed for people who want to get actively involved in the sport through a club or activity session. No orienteering experience is necessary but it is advisable to already hold a TOPs qualification. The course is spread over 3 days with it being very practical and involve lots of opportunities to practice your coaching skills.By achieving this certificate you will be able to deliver orienteering sessions from coaching cards in designated areas. Read more…
Orienteering Young Leaders Award
This award is designed for 14-19 year olds. The course they undertake will enable them to coach the basic skills of the sport, provide fun activities on a safe enclosed site and enable them to assist as volunteers at school or local events. Read more…
If you are interested in becoming qualified in any of the above courses please contact me directly. As of 2012 all courses are organised through British Orienteering so there may be a short wait to organise a course.
You may also be interested in an incentive scheme designed by the British Schools Orienteering Association. Read below for more details.
Challenge award scheme run by BSOA
It is an award scheme designed to encourage young people, by using maps, to venture into the outdoor world.
It involves a four stage incentive scheme based on participants successfully locating checkpoints. The four stages are as follows:
- Acorn Certificate – 10 checkpoints
- Tree Award – 25 checkpoints
- Copse Award – 50 checkpoints
- Wood Award – 75 checkpoints
- Forest Award – 100 checkpoints
At each stage a multi coloured woven badge and/or A4 certificate is awarded. Achievement is monitored by recording checkpoints on a progress card. Checkpoints located for one award count towards the next.
To find out more about this award please contact BSOA and mention my website referral.