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Teaching Orienteering Part 1 (BOF)


Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Loughborough Rd Leicester
Contact Name
Steve Vincent
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
0116 2681426
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 (11:00 - 13:00)
Organised By
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
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.

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.


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  • Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Sport England
    Loughborough University
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform
    County Sport Network
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • British Heart Foundation