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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 2

Hours: 15.00

Start: 09/02/2018

Days / Times: Friday 09:30 to 16:30 and Saturday 09:30 to 16:30 and Sunday 09:30 to 16:30

Tuition (£): 250.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Developed in partnership with British Orienteering, the Level 1 Award in Coaching Orienteering is the first qualification on the orienteering coaching ladder. It 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 you to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of orienteering.

Course dates: February 9,10 and 11, plus assessments on June 2 and 3.

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

The course will cover the following elements:

  • Understanding the Principles of Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Coaching Activities in Sport
  • Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Orienteering Coaching Activities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through the completion of coaching sessions, including their planning, delivery and evaluation.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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).

What can I do after this course?

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:

  • Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
  • Award in Community Sports Leadership
  • Award in Assisting Basic Expedition Leaders
  • Certificate in Basic Expedition Leadership


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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