Instructor Training Course Level 1 - Day 1

Date Saturday, 01/04/2023
Venue Instructor Training Course Level 1 - Day 1
Address Rockbrook Park School, Rathfarnham, Co.Dublin
Event Format Development & Education Course
Club Website IOA
Start Times 09:00 - 17:00
Contact Deirdre Ni Challanain
Grid reference O 13416 24884
Latitude/Longitude 53.2623501, -6.3022279
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Orienteering Ireland club members course fee: €70 / personNon-Club members course fee: €140 / child


The orienteering instructor level 1 training course is a two day course aimed at club orienteers, teachers, youth leaders and outdoor instructors in a position to introduce beginners to the sport of orienteering.

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 orienteering in the classroom setting, 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 of orienteering and some orienteering event participation 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).

Orienteering Ireland club members - use promo code 'clubmember' for a 50% discount.


Difficulty rating 1/10 Buggy-friendly, paths only

Results from previous events held near here

28/01/2007 Hellfire Wood
22/01/2008 Hellfire Wood
23/11/2008 Hellfire Wood
16/01/2010 Massey's Estate
14/11/2010 Hellfire Wood
10/04/2013 Hellfire Wood
24/04/2013 Hellfire Wood
10/11/2013 Hellfire Wood
18/01/2014 Massey's Estate
01/02/2014 Rockbrook Park School
30/03/2014 Pine Forest
15/03/2015 Hellfire Wood
29/03/2015 Pine Forest
16/01/2016 Hellfire Wood
23/01/2016 Larch Hill
06/02/2016 Rockbrook Park School
20/11/2016 Hellfire Wood
21/01/2017 Massy's Estate
04/02/2017 Rockbrook Park School
11/02/2017 Larch Hill
22/03/2017 Hellfire Wood
08/04/2017 Massy's Estate
12/11/2017 Hellfire Wood
21/10/2018 Massy's Estate
02/02/2019 Rockbrook Park School
17/11/2019 Hellfire Wood
22/02/2020 Massey's Estate
04/03/2020 Hellfire Wood
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