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Teaching Orienteering Part 1 (BOF)

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Teaching Orienteering Part 1 (BOF)

This course is aimed at teachers, youth sector workers and people working in schools and outdoor centres. Great course to help you teach orienteering step by step in a variety of ways to help people learn about the sport.

Location
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Loughborough Rd Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5PN
Contact
Steve Vincent / dofe@lopc.co.uk / 0116 2681426

Teaching Orienteering Part 1 (BOF)

This British Orienteering Federation (B.O.F.) course is aimed at teachers, youth sector workers and people working in schools and outdoor centres. The 1 day training course delivers the knowledge, understanding and practical ability to introduce the basic skills of orienteering to beginners in a fun and exciting way on areas that are safe such as school sites or outdoor centre grounds. You will also be able to deliver simple competitions for participants.

Previous experience:

No experience required for attending a Teaching Orienteering Part 1, is a prerequisite for anybody wishing to gain the Orienteering Young Leader Award or attend the British Orienteering Teaching Orienteering Part 2 training.

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduce children to orienteering in a safe environment
  • Plan sessions which introduce the basic understanding of how to use an orienteering map and include the following skills: map as a bird's eye view, importance of north, map orientation, use of map colours and commonly used symbols, keeping in contact with the map and "thumbing".
  • Plan and deliver orienteering sessions that meet the safety standards required by British Orienteering.
  • Organise and deliver simple orienteering competition.
  • Be able to advise children on the opportunities to further their orienteering experience.

Typical session structure:

There is a emphasis of piratical application of orienteering on this course as well as some a guided opportunity to plan and deliver orienteering course as part of a session.

What to wear:

Warm comfortable clothing and running trainer.

Booking

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Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA
    Sport England
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA