Developed in partnership with British Orienteering, the Level 1 Award in Coaching Orienteering is the first qualification on the orienteering coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching orienteering. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of orienteering.
To register your interest and find out about course dates, please contact us.
You should have a keen interest in coaching and an understanding of orienteering. You need to be at least 16 years old and have good communication skills.
You should be able to demonstrate a personal ability to perform the skills and techniques up to and including Level 4 of the Step System, either through evidence of achieving Light Green standard at an orienteering event or via a practical skills assessment.
The course will cover the following elements:
You will be assessed through the completion of coaching sessions, including their planning, delivery and evaluation.
You will be supplied with course handbooks, coaching notes and materials. You are expected to have suitable kit for coaching, including trail shoes or walking boots, rain jacket or waterproofs (weather dependent).
The Level 1 Award in Coaching Orienteering is the first rung on the orienteering coaching ladder. Those who complete this award will be able to deliver orienteering coaching sessions in British Orienteering Grade A and B areas to adults and children.
You may wish to progress to the following coaching courses:
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