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:
As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.
Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.
Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.
In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.
Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.