Lowland Leader Award

Upcoming Courses

Start Date Location

Introducing the New Lowland Leader Award from Mountain Training

Due for launch: Spring 2014

Syllabus includes:

  • Route planning, basic map work, equipment, dealing with hazards, leadership and group management, environmental and access awareness.
  • Training and assessment total 32 hours.
  • Exemption from training available for suitably experienced candidates
  • Additional Expedition Skills module available.
  • Registration £39 – including new on-line log-book for recording experience

Who is it for?

The award is for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions.

How will it work?

Candidates will:

  • register on the scheme and begin recording their experience in the Digital Logbook (Dlog)
  • attend a two day training course (minimum duration is 16 hours)
  • attend an assessment, again two days or 16 hours minimum

Will I need a first aid qualification?

Yes, prior to assessment you must attend and complete a first aid course of a minimum duration of sixteen hours. First aid courses designed to cater for those working outdoors away from immediate assistance are recommended.

Where can I find courses?

Here!. But not until nearer the launch date.

I have done Mountain Leader/Hill and Moorland Leader training. Can I skip Lowland Leader Training?

Yes you can. There is no formal exemption process, just show your assessment provider your DLog and take evidence of your previous training course to the course with you, if it is in paper format.

What about this Expedition Module?

After you've passed the Lowland Leader Award assessment you can choose to attend a two day Expedition Skills Module which is delivered as a combined training and assessment course. The module covers leading overnight expeditions, remote supervision and teaching navigation.

Is there a syllabus I can read?

It's under development. Watch this space.

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