National Centre course schedule
LATEST ITEMS: Coach CPD dates for 2014 now available - NB change to first date. Event Safety Workshop in Aberdeen on 24th February. Controllers’ course confirmed for 3rd May.
TEACHING ORIENTEERING courses
Book by e-mail to Hilary Quick via the Contacts page.
Teaching Orienteering Part 1
Individual course fee: £75 Please phone or e-mail to discuss group rate.
8 March - Ardgour, near Fort William
13 & 20 March - Aberdeenshire (probably Alford)
6 May - Wishaw
8 May - Cullen (or thereabouts) (course full)
22 May - Lesmahagow
22 May - Edinburgh
22 May - Moray (poss. - or part 2)
May ? - Crieff
4 & 5 June - Laggan
June ? - Fife
June ? - Bonaly, Edinburgh
11 October - Glenmore Lodge
17 November - Moray
Teaching Orienteering Part 2
Individual course fee: £95
22 May - Moray (poss. or part 1)
Young Leader Award
Please contact us if you'd like this course to be run.
TRAINING FOR COACHES
UKCC Level 1 Coach
Course fee £375; funding available for eligible candidates. Please read the information on the booking process.
Please also read the Level 1 Information Pack specifically for courses running in Scotland.
22-23 March (limited eligibility - this course is for those who attended the pilot "Coaching Foundation" course) - bookings now CLOSED.
UKCC Level 2 Coach
Course fee £420 Funding is available for some candidates.
Please read the Level 2 Information Pack. Please note this is a 3 day course (plus 1 assessment day) and candidates must attend all 3 days of the same course. Post-course work is then completed before final assessment, which must be within 2 years.
10-11 May plus 14 June This course has now been confirmed, though we do still have a few places available.
SOA Creative Coach CPD Days 2014
We will be holding 6 CPD workshops during 2014, focussing on sharing best ideas and producing useful materials for all coaches in Scotland. Provisional venues are as shown, but please check for possible changes. Qualified coaches who are BOF members of SOA clubs are invited to attend as many of these days as they wish, for no charge.
30 March - Centre for Sport & Exercise, Edinburgh University - NB this is a change from the original schedule. This workshop will focus on how we should coach for urban and sprint races.
12 April - Moray (with Scotjos)
6 September - Speyside/Inverness area
20 September - Kinnoull
4 October - Aberdeenshire (probably)
25 October - Lanark area
SOA Coach Activity Days 2013 - "Coaching Together"
During 2013 we held two Activity Days, both focussed on coaching of techniques for terrain running. Handouts can be downloaded from Coach CPD Days 2013 page
Coach Educator/Tutor updates
Update session held 16 February 2013; the next is scheduled for early 2015.
TECHNIQUE & PERSONAL PERFORMANCE
Adult Beginners/improvers' days and weekends
Whatever your standard, we guarantee you'll learn a lot on our coaching weekends. Come for one day or both; fee £30 per person per day, £10 discount for SOA members. Maximum 6 people to 1 coach. Licensed coaches get the day free in return for preparing and delivering a session. We use top quality Speyside forests, exquisite maps and the best local tea-rooms. The two-fold aim is simply to have fun while improving your orienteering. Dates for 2014 will be advertised shortly.
COURSES FOR OFFICIALS
SOA Club Development Conference
The next Club Development Conference will be on Saturday 17th May, at Fordell Firs, Dunfermline.
Event Safety Workshops
None currently scheduled but please get in touch if you'd like to attend this workshop.
Grade C Controllers’ course
3rd May, in Banchory. Contact Hilary Quick.
Grade B Controllers’ course
The next offering will be in 2015. Please get in touch if you would like to attend this course.
Volunteers' Activity Weekend
Following the immensely successful weekend in September 2013, we intend to run the next Volunteers' Activity Weekend in Spring 2016. Details will be published as they become available.
Planners’ course, Condes, SI and OCAD Workshops
These are often run locally; please phone to discuss your requirements. This includes:
For courses that do not state any particular booking method, please use the standard booking form DOC or PDF
Closing dates: Bookings will not normally be accepted after the closing date, where one is stated. For some courses, an early closing date is necessary in order to obtain course resources.
Most courses are run at Glenmore Lodge; it is our preferred venue for several reasons, not least the fact that we’ve got an excellent range of areas nearby which are suitable for a wide variety of activities. The course schedule is constantly changing, with latest additions or cancellations outlined in the summary as above.
Courses will be confirmed or cancelled within 24 hours of their stated closing date. We recommend that you don’t commit to accommodation etc. until your course has been confirmed.
Unless specified otherwise, please send a booking form DOC or PDF, or Contact us for further information. We aim to acknowledge bookings as soon as possible after receiving the form, so if you don’t get an acknowledgement, please phone. It has been known for people to send things to wrong addresses, whether e-mail or postal, and sometimes even for people to think they’ve sent things when in fact they haven’t.
Posted on 18th Nov 11
by Hilary Quick - Development Officer
Filed under: Coaching
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