Upcoming Level 1 Basic Instructor Course

The next Level 1 Basic Orienteering Instructor Training 2-day course will take place in Midleton, Co. Cork on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2023.

The course will also be preceded by a 1 hour online (Zoom) evening session on Friday 27th October at 6.30pm to introduce each other to the group, outline the course content, share access to the online resources and to delegate the activities that each individual will do on day 1.

The instructor training course is aimed at club orienteers, youth leaders and outdoor pursuits instructors, with basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience, and who are interested in introducing people to the sport of orienteering.

This course is certified by Sport Ireland Coaching.

Upon completion of the training course, candidates will be required to log teaching hours and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Ireland Level 1 Orienteering Instructor.


Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience. Ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public events on Orange, Red and Light Green courses.

Course Overview

  • 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 Orienteering Ireland 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.

More info can be found on the Orienteering Education page here:

To register please check the link below.

Poster promoting the Instructor Training Course in Midleton on 4th and 5th November 2023.
Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland