Training Course Schedule – Autumn 2019

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Before everyone goes away for the summer, this is a reminder of the Training Courses that HH is planning to host in the coming autumn.

We hope you will find something that interests you among these courses and we look forward to seeing you at one – or more – of them.

For further details or any questions or better still wanting to attend a course please contact Keith Marsden.

Keith (training@herts-orienteering.club)


Event Safety Workshop                   (7pm to 10pm)                        17th September

The Event safety Course is the only course mandated by British Orienteering for all those who act as event volunteers in whatever capacity.

The Workshop provides volunteers with an overview of safety and welfare issues that may arise when staging an orienteering event. The training provides knowledge of the procedures and policies that exist, the practical measures used to manage risk and what to do in the event of an accident or incident occurring.


Planners Workshop                  (10am -4pm)               28th September

This will be a full day course aimed at those of you who would like to try their hand at planning an event and also those who may have planned an event but who would like to move on and widen their knowledge.

  • The main head-lines of the course will be
  •  How to plan good courses
  • Tips for the weekend of the event
  • Using SI
  • Avoiding common planning mistakes
  • Practical exercises

But as usual it’s up to you to ask the questions!

The course will be based at Mardley near Welwyn Garden City, giving attendees the chance to try some practical exercises.


Event Volunteers and Team Leaders course           (10am -4pm)               9th November

This will also be a full day workshop and is aimed at putting into context the additional needs of volunteers who will be helping at the Interland cup and related South East League event on March 1st.

It will aim to cover the following areas;

  • Background
  • Ace of Herts & Interland Cup
  • Level B (National Events)
  • Team Leading
  • Entries
  • Starts
  • Sportident & SIAC
  • Results and Prize Giving.

First Aid                (1.30pm – 5.30 pm)                 9th December

All orienteering events must have a designated qualified First Aid officer and this 4 hour course is practically based and will be presented by a qualified First Aid Tutor.

Our tutor will be Flora Schneider who has been presenting this course and the 14 hour first aid course to Orienteers for many years.

Those of you who did this course in 2016 should remember that a First Aid qualification is only valid for 3 years and so this is an ideal opportunity to renew that qualification.

And of course we will welcome those who have never attended a First Aid course to join us.

The course covers a systematic approach to incident management, vital signs, unresponsive casualties, safe airway/recovery position, CPR (adult, child & drowning), choking, heart attacks, bleeding & shock.

There is continual assessment by trainer observation.

The cost to individuals will be £15 and this cost has been subsidised by the club.


Introduction to Orienteering  (3 hours)                   Provisional date  January 2020

We organised an ‘Introduction to Orienteering’ course in 2019 and it was well received. Therefore we shall be repeating it in the new year.

Once again we will be looking for a mix of those who know very little about the sport and those who have been taking part for some time but feel they need to know more about it. All are welcome.