Orienteering for Teachers

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During these challenging times we have some Zoom Refresher sessions for teachers. Fill in the contact form below if you are interested.

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‘Ready to go Orienteering’ Teacher Training Course

This one day training course is aimed at teachers, youth workers 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.


  1. To understand the sport of orienteering and how to deliver it in a fun and exciting way.
  2. To be able to produce learning programmes, which show progression through desktop, room, hall and enclosed sites such as schools or small parks.
  3. 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.
  4. To be able to plan and deliver sessions which meet IOA Orienteering safety guidelines.
  5. To be able to plan and deliver simple competitions.
  6. To be aware of the opportunities for young people and others to participate in the sport of orienteering.

Resources for Orienteering Games and Activities

There are some great Orienteering Activities which you can use now to get your students started. Orienteering Activities

Printable Resources

Download pdf of Map Colours here

Download printable controls here

Download printable control cards here

Useful Information before you go to an Orienteering Event