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Lowland Leader Award Training - Mountain Training

Mountain Training 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 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
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: 16/03/2019 | 09:00 - 17:00

Title: Lowland Leader Award Training - Mountain Training
Venue: Venue details will be confirmed nearer the time
Trainer: Kit Preston, Outdoor Education Manager

Day 2: 17/03/2019 | 09:00 - 17:00

Title: Lowland Leader Award Training - Mountain Training
Venue: Venue details will be confirmed nearer the time
Trainer: Kit Preston, Outdoor Education Manager

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

You will need to bring with you the following equipment if you have it.

  • Clothes and Waterproofs to survive long days out in the British Countryside.

Audience

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

16 Mar 2019 09:00 - 17:00

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Day 1: 16 Mar 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Lowland Leader Award Training - Mountain Training
Venue details will be confirmed nearer the time
Trainer: Kit Preston
Day 2: 17 Mar 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Lowland Leader Award Training - Mountain Training
Venue details will be confirmed nearer the time
Trainer: Kit Preston