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Orienteering Coach Level 2

Course Overview

The Level Two Award is for people who wish to coach the techniques and skills of orienteering beyond an introductory level and apply them on all areas except those that are complex, exposed or mountainous. The award is only suitable for those with experience of coaching orienteering.

Experience Required

  • Must be over 18 years of age on the first day of the course.

  • Able to demonstrate an ability to perform the skills and techniques of TD5 (Level 5) of the British Orienteering Step System .

  • Hold the UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Orienteering or equivalent. Experienced orienteers can go directly onto the UKCC level 2 course using Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). Contact the course tutor: Helena@alma-hall.myzen.co.uk or British Orienteering: info@britishorienteering.org.uk for more information about RPL.

With MEALS & Accommodation: £695

NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £605

Scheduled Dates

blackBlack = Open for booking

blackGreen = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)

blackRed = Course fully booked


15 - 17 Sep 2017

Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

Two days of training followed by a third day which is mainly a formative, internal assessment.

The final assessment is undertaken within 2 years of the start of the course and following the completion of 6 practical coaching sessions. The final assessment will be through observation of a 1 hour practical coaching session in the candidate’s own club or region and assessment of the portfolio of completed tasks.

Course content includes:

  • Roles & responsibilities of a level 2 coach

  • Effective communication & learning styles

  • Safety management in orienteering

  • Goal setting, psychological and physical conditioning

  • Evaluating performance

  • Nutrition and drugs awareness

  • Athlete and coach welfare

  • Planning a series of progressive orienteering coaching sessions

What's Included In The Price?

Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.

    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Afternoon tea & homemade cakes
    Equipment hire
    Free (low-speed) wifi access in the bar & dining room
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool

    If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Accommodation during your course
    Breakfast & evening meal

Accommodation For This Course

Plas y Brenin Main House

Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.

If you are staying with us,

If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.

This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.

Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.

Also included if you chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.

If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,

If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).

There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.

For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.

There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to.

On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.

For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.

You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or info@pyb.co.uk.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?

  • Warm outdoor wear - at all times of year e.g. walking trousers (shorts in summer), thermal layers/base layers, fleeces, good quality socks

  • Studded shoe/training shoes

  • Warm hat, gloves, neck gaiter/buff, sun hat

  • Windproof jacket

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Drink bottle

  • Flask

  • Lunch bag/box

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Blister kit

  • High factor sun screen

  • Midge repellant

  • Notebook and pen

  • Compass (Silva Expedition 4 recommended)

  • Fine permanent pen

  • Rucksack

  • Rucksack liner (e.g. rubble bag or dry bag)

You can borrow the following items from our equipment stores free of charge so you don't need to rush out and buy them

  • Compass

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Rucksack

All maps will be provided

Customer Reviews For This Course

Enjoyable and well tailored course

Martyn Fletcher RSPCA Inspector

Well constructed course which caters for the specific needs of RSPCA rope rescue teams. The course moved at a good pace, the content was well matched to the needs of the delegates and the delivery was first rate. Adequate revisiion of techniques was provided for those of us who have not been involved in rescues recently. New techniques and equipment were introduced at appropriate times and in a gradual manner to allow good understanding to be gained.

The Instructor tailored the methods and information to the specific circumstances that RSPCA staff would find themselves in.

A highly enjoyable and well constructed course, tailored to the specific needs of the organisation and delivered brilliantly.

As always PYB facilities are top quality and all staff friendly and helpful.

Thanks to all concerned.

Not found what you were looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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