The Singapore National Orienteering Standards Level 1 is an introduction to the sport of orienteering. The purpose of the course is to give participants an understanding on the skills necessary for orienteering and improve their confidence of movements in an outdoor environment.
The course is designed for participants with no prior knowledge of orienteering and will take approximately 4 hours of time.
By the end of the course, the participant should be able to demostrate the following:
- Ability to interpret the key features on an Orienteering map
- Correct use of compass to find general directions with a pre-set route
- Correct use of an Orienteering map and compass to find control points safely in an urban green / built up space.
- Understand the risks and possible safety concerns when participating in an Orienteering event.
|Terminal Learning Objective||Enabling Learning Objective|
|Use a compass to find general directions||Recognise cardinal directions.|
|Identify a compass’ parts: magnetic needle and azimuth.|
|Interpret an orienteering map||Identify an orienteering map’s components: scale, colour scheme, north arrow, symbols and legend.|
|Relate map symbols and colours to actual features.|
|Estimate actual distance from map distances.|
|Find controls using compass and orienteering map safely||Set map using map-to-ground referencing and using compass.|
|Apply 3S method: stop-set-select.|
|Recognise the risks common to orienteering in urban green spaces.|
|Describe the sport of orienteering||Describe attire appropriate for orienteering.|
|Recognise equipment used in orienteering races: flag markers and e-punch system.|
|Recognise how a race of score format is run.|
 The TLOs state the overall learning outcome.
 ELOs are smaller, more specific, and more manageable steps that participants need to do to meet the TLO.
- Minimum age level in secondary school or older.
- Participants will need to be physically fit and and be mobile in the physical environment.
- Assumed knowledge of participants:
- No prior knowledge or experience in orienteering, and
- Able to listen, speak and read Primary 6 equivalent of English.
- 5 hours (0.5 hour of e-learning and 4.5 hours of face-to-face learning).
- Uneven terrain in urban green spaces such as parks and housing estates.
- Venue must be pre-approved by the OFS.
Instructional Approach / Instructor Ratio
- Blended learning approach where the face-to-face training is conducted in conjunction with e-learning.
- Instructor to Pariticpant ratio 1:15 (or 1:20 if assisted by an assistant)
- Participants of the activity are advised to wear comfortable sports attire: T-shirt, pants and sports shoes. They may want to change clothing at the end of the day. In addition, participants are advised to bring along their own water bottles for hydration.
Acknowledgement of risk and medical declaration
- In addition, participants are also required to acknowledge the disclosure of risk and declare any health issue that might affect their participation in the programme. Participants below 21 are required to complete a consent form to be signed by parents (to be dispensed by respective organisations). Please note that participants shall be covered by their own insurance.
This Level 1 course content is prepared in consultation with Republic Polytechnic’s School of Health & Leisure.
Last Revision: February 2019