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Teaching Orienteering courses

The Teaching Orienteering courses (part 1 and part 2) provide excellent training for anyone wishing to introduce the sport in schools, scouts or other youth groups.  We have now put together a schedule to run these courses throughout Scotland and a printable publicity leaflet.  Where possible, dates will fit in with known In-Service days.…

27th Dec 12 Read more…

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Tutor Update day 16 February 2013

All tutors of UKCC and Teaching Orienteering courses in Scotland are invited to an update day on Saturday 16 February 2013.

12th Sep 12 Read more…

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Coach Activity Days

As a direct outcome of the SOA Coaching Conference and Coach Update Days (2010 and 2011 respectively), the SOA presented a series of Regional Coaching Activity Days during 2012. These were even more practical in nature than the Update Days, and were held at a variety of locations throughout Scotland.  Various outputs from the sessions are…

24th Feb 12 Read more…

Funding for UKCC Level 1 courses from 2012

From the beginning of January 2012, the method of administering sportScotland’s subsidy of UKCC Level 1 courses will change.  This has particular implications on timescales and means that candidates wishing to apply for funding must start the process at least 6 weeks before the course start date.

21st Oct 11 Read more…

Funding for UKCC Level 1 - Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the National Orienteering Centre (via Contacts page) if your question is not answered here.

01st May 11 Read more…

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Information and resources for coaches

This page is intended to provide coaches with a single point of access to a variety of information, templates and resources for different aspects of their coaching activity.  Updated 6 October 2014 with link to CPD log template to be used for 2014 onwards, and November 2014 to give links to updated SOA Policy re. Tutors for Teaching…

17th Feb 11 Read more…

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Coaching Updates for 2011

Do you have (or would like to do) a coaching qualification?
A message to all who are interested in orienteering coaching.

13th Feb 11 Read more…

Badge schemes

Some of you have been asking about the future of badge award schemes, so we have put together a summary of the current status of various awards and incentive schemes.

26th Nov 10 Read more…

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THE place to train

Providing the best terrain, maps and support possible for all your training, course and event needs, the National Orienteering Centre.

National Centre office hours

As you’d expect with a small office dedicated to orienteering, we don’t spend a lot of time actually in the office. There’s usually someone there for a while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, other days as well but less predictably. We respond as promptly as possible to e-mails and to messages left at the office or on the mobile number you’ll get if you call the office when no-one’s there.

Regular Orienteering Map Programme

Every month there are two areas that have controls hung in the forest that can be used for training.

Each map pack comprises a pre-printed map (on Pretex), control descriptions (pictorial) and an information sheet. More details…

Club/Squad Training

If you or your club would like to go training or you have a club weekend away coming up, why not get in touch and have your own tailor-made training break.

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