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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 4

Hours: 12.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 225.00*

Concessions: 115.00***

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. 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.

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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E. Wheeldon-Jones

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Former sports student Ellie prepares for coaching trip to Australia

Sports coach Ellie Wheeldon-Jones is planning to go to Australia to teach swimming after successfully completing a foundation degree course in sports coaching at Derby College. Ellie, who has always been sporty, would like to travel and take a break from studying before deciding whether or not to take a third-year top up degree course. Like her sister Sophie, who is now a personal trainer, and her boyfriend Mykylo, a semi-professional cricketer, Ellie initially took the BTEC sports sciences course at Derby College after leaving school following GCSEs.She then went on to take her foundation degree at Broomfield Hall and is currently working as a children's swimming coach as well as teaching tampolining to adults.

Ellie said: "One of the best things about the foundation degree course was the amount of one-to-one attention you receive. Our groups were small so the lecturers had more time to dedicate to you. It was hard work but I enjoyed it and felt very comfortable at Broomfield."
Ellie has participated in many sports including gymnastics, athletics and running during and since her schooldays. She has also swum at county level.

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