Instructor Training Course April 25th & 26th

Orienteering Instructor Training – April 25th &26th


Rockbrook, Dublin – 25th & 26th April 2019


Two Days; 9:30 – 17:00 each day.

Cost: €140 per person

Candidates will need to attend both days of their chosen course – you can’t do day one of one course and day two of another – sorry. Follow the booking link to secure your place.

Ennis course book here.

Dublin course book here.

Candidates must have a basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public events on Orange or Red courses. The award is aimed at club orienteers, teachers, youth leaders and outdoor pursuits instructors that are interested in introducing people to the sport of orienteering.

During the course trainee instructors will:

  • Explore a range of activities suitable for the introduction of orienteering in the classroom, school grounds and in local parks and woods.
  • Plan and deliver sessions that develop basic understanding of orienteering skills & navigation techniques.
  • Be introduced to the IOA Orienteering Ability Awards as a progressive scheme for the advancement of skills in novice and beginner participants.
  • Become familiar with equipment and skills necessary to organise orienteering activities.
  • Learn to carry out risk assessments and use these in conjunction with the orienteering venue terrain guide.
  • Use course planning tools to organise simple orienteering activities in private grounds, parks and small woods.

After completing their training, candidates will be required to log teaching hours and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an IOA Orienteering Instructor.