Orienteering Education Resource



Orienteering Education Courses
Date Type Venue Booking
2/3 Nov 2017 Basic Instructor Baltinglass OEC, Wicklow email:info@baltinglassoec.com
11/12th Nov 2017 Basic Instructor Kinsale OEC, Co. Cork email:info@kinsaleoutdoors.com

The Basic Instructor award is aimed at club orienteers, teachers, youth leaders and outdoor instructors in a position to introduce beginners to the sport.

Trainee instructors will:

  • Be introduced to the Orienteering Ability Awards as a progressive scheme for developing orienteering skills in novice and beginner participants.
  • Plan and deliver sessions that introduce the basic understanding of an orienteering map, including map colours and commonly used symbols.
  • Explore a range of activities suitable for introducing of orienteering in the classroom, school grounds and in local parks and woods.
  • Become familiar with equipment and skills necessary to organise orienteering activities.
  • Learn to carry out risk assessments for orienteering activities and how to use course planning tools for organising simple orienteering competitions in private grounds, parks and small woods.
  • Candidates will be required to complete a logbook and a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Instructor.

Candidates will need to have a basic knowledge of the sport and some event experience prior to the training, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public events on Orange or Red courses (this is an entry level adult standard).

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