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Lowland Leader Award Training

Mountain Training UK assessment course in how to be a walking leader in lowland country

Outline

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.

Description

Lowland Leaders should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered during your two day assessment course. •Leadership Skills and Group Management
  • Walking Skills
  • Planning a Walk
  • Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
  • Equipment
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures
  • Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

The Syllabus
Lowland Leaders should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered during your two day training course. •Leadership Skills and Group Management
  • Walking Skills
  • Planning a Walk
  • Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
  • Equipment
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures
  • Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

Programme

Day 1: 22/02/2020 | 09:00 - 21:00

Title: Lowland Leader Award Training
Venue: Shugborough Outdoor Centre, Shugborough Estate, Stafford, ST17 0XA
Trainer: John Butcher, DofE Coordinator

Day 2: 23/02/2020 | 09:00 - 17:00

Title: Lowland Leader Award Training
Venue: Shugborough Outdoor Centre, Shugborough Estate, Stafford, ST17 0XA
Trainer: John Butcher, DofE Coordinator

Outcomes

The Scope of the Award
The Lowland Leader Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead others on walks in lowland countryside and woodland that fit ALL of the following criteria:
  • Walks must not cross any hazardous terrain (e.g. cliffs, very steep slopes, water hazards etc.).
  • Throughout the walk the group should never generally be more than 3km away from a key access point such as a car park, lay-by or populated area. Any potential escape routes should also lie within the scope of the defined terrain for the Lowland Leader award.
  • Walks will require the ability to plan routes, use simple navigation skills using a map and compass and be self-sufficient.
  • Walks must follow paths or tracks that are both marked on a map and clearly visible on the ground and that do not require navigation across untracked areas.
  • Walks must use bridges or other recognised water crossing points.
  • Walks must only take place in summer conditions (ie when there is no unavoidable snow or ice on any part of the route).

Booking Information

Assessment
Before you book onto a Lowland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following: •You must have attended a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus
  • You must have logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside 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
The Lowland Leader assessment is 2 days long (minimum 16 hours contact time)

Audience

This course is suitable for anyone adult with an interest in taking people walking

22 Feb 2020 09:00 - 21:00

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Day 1: 22 Feb 2020 09:00 - 21:00
Lowland Leader Award Training
Shugborough Outdoor Centre, Shugborough Estate, Stafford, ST17 0XA
Trainer: John Butcher
Day 2: 23 Feb 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Lowland Leader Award Training
Shugborough Outdoor Centre, Shugborough Estate, Stafford, ST17 0XA
Trainer: John Butcher
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