National Centre course schedule
LATEST ITEMS: Event Safety Workshop 14th November, Nairn. UKCC courses and Coach CPD for 2016 now in the calendar.
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; usual fee £30 per person per day, £10 discount for SOA members (all non-residential). 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 learning or improving your orienteering. All the tuition is carefully geared to suit YOUR needs.
As a regular feature we offer 8 sessions (4 days) of coaching over Christmas. Watch this space for details, and make your wishes known now to your family!
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.
24 October - Glenmore Lodge - cancelled
12 November - Borders
13 November - Fife
16 November - Aberdeenshire
19 November - Perth
10 February - Fife
17 February - Glasgow
5 May - North Lanarkshire
19 May - Moray
27 May - Dundee
6 June - Inverness
7 June - Fife
Teaching Orienteering Part 2
Individual course fee: £95
25 October - Glenmore Lodge - cancelled
Young Leader Award
Please contact us if you'd like this course to be run.
TRAINING FOR COACHES
Coaching Foundation course
This one-day course is for experienced orienteers who are members a SOA club. Evidence is required of competence at TD4. Further details are available on separate page. Attendance at this course is FREE OF CHARGE to SOA members.
13 February - venue to be confirmed
2 April - venue to be confirmed
If places are available, qualified coaches may attend this course as a refresher.
UKCC Level 1 Coach
2015 & 2016 - all Level 1 courses will be 2 days, and candidates must first have attended a Coaching Foundation course (see above). 2015 course fee max. £260 (fully residential at Glenmore Lodge). Funding up to £81 available for eligible candidates. Costs for 2016 to be confirmed.
31 October - 1 November - Glenmore Lodge. CANCELLED
12-13 March - venue to be confirmed (NB this was previously advertised as February - this was an error!)
UKCC Level 2 Coach
Course fees for 2016 to be confirmed.
Please note this is a 3 day course (plus 1 assessment day) and candidates should normally attend all 3 days of the same course. Post-course work is then completed before final assessment, which must be within 2 years.
19-20 March and Saturday 16 April - venue near Glasgow to be confirmed
UKCC Level 3 Coach
Course fee for 2015 is £595 (at Glenmore Lodge, non-residential). Funding of £400 available for eligible candidates.
This qualification has now been accepted to be awarded by SQA. Modules will also be open to coaches qualified at UKCC Level 2 (or equivalent) or working towards that.
6-8 November - Glenmore Lodge - the course is now FULL (though some spaces are available on the CPD sessions - see below)
SOA Creative Coach CPD Days 2016
Four Saturday sessions with the theme "working together to strengthen coaching in the area"; venues will be allocated on first come first served basis - please get in touch to have your preferred date arranged for a venue near you:
In addition, some Coach CPD sessions will be included in the Volunteers' Weekend, 13-15 May at Glenmore Lodge.
SOA Creative Coach CPD Days 2015
Most of our sessions have now taken place...
Friday evening and Saturday 6th and 7th November (piggy-backing on the UKCC L3 course) - Glenmore Lodge - £20 per session (includes refreshments)
Saturday 21st November - Musselburgh
With the exception of the sessions on 6-7th November, attendance at these sessions is free of charge to SOA members who are licensed coaches; unlicensed coaches and other interested people may attend if places are available, at a cost of £20 per session.
SOA Creative Coach CPD Days 2014
We have completed this year's series of CPD sessions. Throughout the year our focus has been on sharing best ideas and producing useful materials for all coaches in Scotland. Attention now turns to the production of the cards.
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
COURSES FOR OFFICIALS
SOA Club Development Conference
The next Club Development Conference will be 13-15 May 2016. Some of the courses mentioned below will be available then.
Event Safety Workshop
14 November, Nairn - combined with Event Organisers' Workshop.
Event Organisers' Workshop
14 November, Nairn, combined with Event Safety Workshop.
Grade C Controllers’ course
next course likely to be late 2015
Grade B Controllers’ course
next course likely to be late 2016
Volunteers' Activity Weekend
Following the immensely successful weekend in September 2013, we will run the next Volunteers' Activity Weekend 13-15 May 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. Currently in plan:
6 October in Dunkeld
probably in November near Perth
probably during October near Perth
none currently scheduled - please get in touch if you'd like this course to be run
Please send e-mail to enquire or to book a place on a course. We will then send you a booking form if this is required for your chosen course.
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.
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 06th Oct 14
by Hilary Quick - Development Officer
Filed under: Coaching
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