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Teaching Orienteering Part 1 (BOF)

Course

Location
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Loughborough Rd Leicester
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 5PN
Contact Name
Steve Vincent
Contact Email
dofe@lopc.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0116 2681426
When
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 (11:00 - 13:00)
Organised By
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Tags
Orienteering
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.

Booking

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Partners

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

Partners

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