Ready To Go Orienteering Course?

This one day training course is aimed at teachers, youth leaders or anyone wanting to introduce orienteering in a school setting. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and practical ability to teach the basic skills of orienteering in an enjoyable and rewarding way.


  • To understand the sport of orienteering and how to deliver it in a fun and exciting way.
  • To be able to produce learning programmes, which show progression through desktop, room, hall and enclosed sites such as schools or small parks.
  • To acquire and be able to deliver the following fundamental skills: map as a bird’s eye view, importance of north, map orientation, keeping in contact with the map and “thumbing” and use of map colours and commonly used symbols.
  • To be able to plan and deliver sessions which meet IOA Orienteering safety guidelines.
  • To be able to plan and deliver simple competitions.
  • To be aware of the opportunities for young people and others to participate in the sport of orienteering.

Book and pay for upcoming public Ready to go Orienteering Teacher Training courses at the links below.


1,500 participants from a variety of groups including

To date, we have delivered this course to over 1,500 participants from a variety of groups including;Primary/Post-Primary Teachers, Scout Leaders, Community Groups, Outdoor Education Centres, Local Sports Partnerships and many more across Ireland.

Schools participating in this programme can apply to have a customised orienteering map made of their school grounds. Such maps have features that are commonly found in the school yard e.g.. benches, lamp posts, goal posts, basketball court, playground frames etc.

Upcoming Ready-to-Go Training Courses

  • 06/03/24 – Cork – Mayfield Sports Complex – Book here
  • 06/03/24 – Donegal – Buncrana – Book here
  • 20/03/24 – Cork – Mayfield Sports Complex – Disability Organisations, HSE and Youth Service Staff. Book here
  • 21/03/24 – Wicklow – Wicklow Town – Book here
  • 10/04/24 – Dublin – Sport Ireland Campus. Book here

Enquiry Form

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland