Orienteering Qualifying Awards

No formal qualification is required for those taking charge of orienteering. However, leaders should have an understanding of orienteering and course planning and should know how to introduce the sport through a progression of exercises.


British Orienteering Federation (BOF) Coaching Scheme

 

Coaching Qualifications - Simple Progression

Coach Qualification Step System / Colour Coded Level(s) Type of Coaching Area
Orienteering Young Leader Award Level 1 School or Outdoor Centre grounds or enclosed simple area
Teaching Orienteering Parts 1 and 2 Levels 1 & 2 White & Yellow Courses and skills needed School or Outdoor Centre grounds or enclosed simple area
UKCC Level 1 Levels 1, 2 and 3 White, Yellow and Orange Courses and skills needed Above plus other small woods with good access
Level 1 Note: This course is superseded by UKCC Level 1and is no longer available  
Level 2 Levels 1, 2 and 3 White, Yellow and Orange Courses and skills needed Above plus other small woods with good access
Level 3 Levels 1 to 5 White to Green Courses and skills needed Above plus woods/open land with good access which are not exposed, remote or complex
Level 4 Courses and Levels 1 to 5 White to Brown Courses and skills needed Above plus complex woods and moors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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