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Orienteering Level 1 Instructor Training Course

The aim of this course is to train and qualify candidates as instructors, who will introduce beginners to the sport of orienteering.

Upcoming Level 1 Basic Instructor Course

DateVenueBookingCostNotes
2nd -3rd November 2024Co.DublinRegistration opening shortly€70/140The 50% discount (€70) applies to Orienteering Ireland Club members

Following the completion of the orienteering instructor training 2-day course trainee instructors will be required to record their orienteering teaching experience and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Ireland Level 1 Instructor.

Qualification

Candidates who successfully pass this course will be qualified as an Orienteering Instructor (Level 1). This is aligned to a Basic Instructor qualification on the Sport Ireland Coaching Adventure Sport qualification pathway.

Prerequisites

The following standards are required for entry to the course.

  • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to perform the skills and techniques of orienteering skills level 3, as required to navigate a minimum of three orange or red courses.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age at the time of being assessed for their award.
  • Have a valid Safeguarding 1 certificate.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to train and qualify candidates as instructors, who will introduce beginners to the sport of orienteering.

Training Objectives

The training objectives of this course are for candidates to be competent in teaching the basic skills of orienteering in a progressive, safe, and enjoyable manner.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to deliver progressive orienteering lessons up to and including orienteering skills level 3.

Trainee instructors will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the orienteering instructor.
  • Be able to recall the skills requirements for Levels 1 – 3 of the Orienteering Skills Awards.
  • Teach the skills of orienteering skills level 1.
  • Make use of terrain to assess the suitability of a venue for orienteering.
  • Develop safe operating procedures for orienteering activities at a school, park, or woodland site and carry out a risk assessment for an orienteering venue.
  • Design orienteering courses at technical difficulty 1 – 3.
  • Instruct effectively and provide individualised instruction and feedback.
  • Utilise Purple Pen to design courses and activities suitable for teaching orienteering skills levels 1 – 3.
  • Instruct effectively and provide individualised instruction and feedback.
  • Use session planners for planning & delivering a training session.

Logbooks and Assessment

Following the completion of the orienteering level 1 instructor 2-day training course trainee instructors will use their Instructor Logbook to record their orienteering teaching experience.

Trainee instructors shall also complete a personal action plan for their route to assessment

Candidates should apply for assessment within two years of attending the course.

Award Certification

On receipt of the assessment page of the Candidate Logbook from the candidate and a copy of a valid first aid certificate, which is REC2 or equivalent, Orienteering Ireland will register the candidate on the Sport Ireland database for accreditation. After assessment by Sport Ireland, the candidate will receive their digital accreditation directly.

If you are interested in attending an Orienteering Instructor Level 1 Training course please contact info@orienteering.ie

Participant checking their map during an instructor training course.

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