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Lowland Leader Award

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Duration Option :2 Days
Guide to client ratio: 1:6 (maximum)
Price category: Per Person

Dates:

Training TBA Autumn 2018

Assessment TBA 2018

The Lowland Leader Award has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland, in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you’ll never be short of places to go walking.

The leadership opportunities for Lowland Leaders are varied and far reaching, from the South West Coastal Path to the Great Glen Way; walking in lowland areas can be no less spectacular than walking high up in the mountains. And with campaigns such as Britain on Foot and Walking for Health proving really popular, there’s never been a better time to be a walking leader.

Who is this course run by?

This course is run in conjunction with approved Mountain Training provider Bryn Williams, MIC. Bryn is the current Mountain Training Wales executive officer and has years of experience in the outdoors. Bryn holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate, which is the highest award for taking people into the mountain in summer and winter conditions.

Whats involved?

Step 1:

First you need to register with Mountain Training and create an account on the Mountain Training database (CMS).  Then there are some prerequisites :

  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • You should have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside
  • You must have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required

Step 2:

Lowland Leader training lasts for 2 days. You will learn new skills, make friends with other trainee Lowland Leaders and most importantly have a fantastic 2 days in the great outdoors.

Step 3:

The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course.

Step 4:

Assessment, everyone is different and will be ready for this in their own time. The key to a good assessment is to view it as another learning opportunity and make sure you are well prepared:

  • You must be familiar with the syllabus
  • You must have logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside (minimum 10 after training) in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc)
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Lowland Leader (for advice on this Contact us).

After this you can share your passion for the great outdoors with others, for more information and downloads visit the Mountain Training UK website.

Where and when?

We are running training on the 5th-6th May 2018 in South Wales (an assessment date will be announced later in the year). Based on the Gower Peninsula one of the first places in the UK to be named an “area of outstanding natural beauty”. This venue is ideal for the award with stunning coastal paths to explore and amazing views.

This is a non-residential course and there are many options for accommodation for all budgets.We will meet at Three Cliffs Coffee Shop 9 am on the first day, this is a great location to plan the days walking from.

 

All the details along with a kit list will be sent upon booking, click here for full  T & C’s 

 

How do I book?

Fill in our booking form and then pay either the full amount or a 20% deposit (full payment due 6 weeks before the start date of the course) using our secure paypal link below or you can make a bank transfer (details sent on booking):

 

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