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LATEST ITEMS:  Inspired by WOC?  Come to one of our beginners/intermediates coaching weekends in September!  Teaching Orienteering courses 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.

If you've been inspired by what you've seen at the World Championships, come along to one of our coaching weekends in Speyside!  Under-18's must be accompanied by participating adult;  the weekends are not suited to under 14's.  Non-members £60 per person per weekend or come to all three for £150 (SOA members £40 or £100 for all three.  Book early to avoid disappointment!  

12-13 September

19-20 September

26-27 Sseptember

  

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.

2015

20 June - Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen - CANCELLED
19 September - Carlingwark OE Centre, Castle Douglas
?? September - Edinburgh (tbc)
24 October - Glenmore Lodge
12 November - Borders
13 November - Fife
16 November - Aberdeenshire
19 November - Perth
 

2016

10 February 2016 - 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

2015 

25 October - Glenmore Lodge

Young Leader Award

Please contact us if you'd like this course to be run.  

TRAINING FOR COACHES

Coaching Foundation course

2015

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.

12 September - Glasgow
19 September - Inverness

If places are available, qualified coaches may attend this course as a refresher.
 

UKCC Level 1 Coach

 

2015 - all Level 1 courses will be 2 days, and candidates must first have attended a Coaching Foundation course (see above).  Course fee max. £260 (fully residential at Glenmore Lodge).  Funding up to £81 available for eligible candidates.

31 October - 1 November - Glenmore Lodge

 

UKCC Level 2 Coach

Course fee for 2015 is £355 (fully residential at Glenmore Lodge).  Funding of £146 available for eligible candidates.

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.

2016

course dates will be finalised in summer 2015

 

UKCC Level 3 Coach

Course fee for 2015 is £595 (at Glenmore Lodge, non-residential).  Funding of £400 available for eligible candidates.

Work is in hand to get the Level 3 qualification accredited with 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 2015

Most of our sessions have now taken place...

Saturday 4th July - Dalbeattie

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

ran on 28 February 2015 - next will be in 2017

 

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

none currently scheduled - please get in touch if you'd like this course to be run

Event Organisers' Workshop

none currently scheduled - please get in touch if you'd like this course to be run

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:

Planners' course

none currently scheduled - please get in touch if you'd like this course to be run

Condes workshop

none currently scheduled - please get in touch if you'd like this course to be run

OCAD workshop

September (exact date to be confirmed) - Perth

SI workshop

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.

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by Hilary Quick - Development Officer

 

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