Train to Lead & Deliver DofE Expeditions

We are a provider of Mountain Training National Governing Body training and assessment courses - qualifications that can be used for DofE expeditions and beyond.

Accredited Qualifications for Leaders

We deliver Mountain Training qualifications for teachers, school staff, and individuals wanting to develop as outdoor leaders.

Register for the award of your choice directly with Mountain Training via their website. You can then book on to the relevant course with Adventure Expeditions. Read on below for information about the awards we deliver.

Lowland Leader Award (LLA)

For those taking groups out in lowland areas of the UK. The Lowland Leader Award is of particular relevance for:

  • Teachers wanting to lead Bronze DofE expedition groups
  • Schools looking to train volunteers or teachers to help oversee expedition activities, fieldwork, activities, visits and training in lowland areas
  • Gold DofE participants who have completed their DofE award and would like to progress to leading groups, training young people, or as a first step into a career in the outdoor industry
  • Teachers or volunteers who want to lead walking clubs or groups

A two day course where you will cover the Lowland Leader award syllabus and have plenty of opportunity to put your skills into practice.

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Hill & Moorland Leader Award (HMLA)

Focusing on the leadership of hill walking groups in hilly and moorland areas of the UK where you may be away from tracks and paths. There is a heavy emphasis on the technical aspects of navigating away from tracks and paths and in poor visibility. This Award is of particular relevance for:

  • Teachers wanting to lead Silver DofE expedition groups
  • Schools looking to train volunteers or teachers to help oversee expedition activities, fieldwork, activities, visits and training in more upland (but non-mountainous) and moorland areas
  • Lowland Leader Award holders who are looking to progress to leading groups in higher terrain
  • Anyone wishing to increase their navigation skills, particularly with micro navigation and poor visibility/night navigation
  • Teachers/ volunteers who want to lead walking clubs or groups in moorland terrain

A three day course with a big focus on navigation skills for different situations. We will look at the hazards hill and moorland terrain may present and how this might affect your leadership decisions.

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Expedition Skills Module (ESM)

A bolt-on module for full Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader Award holders which looks at the additional skills necessary to lead others in a walking environment that includes overnight camps.

The module looks at the important skill of remote supervision – the key ingredient in safe and successful DofE expeditions (in line with the DofE’s 20 Conditions for Expeditions). The module is two days long with an overnight camp – training and assessment are continuous across the two days.

Both Lowland Leader and Hill & Moorland Leader Award holders are required to undertake the Expedition Skills Module if they wish to work with groups that involve an element of overnight camping.

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First Aid Courses

We run ITC certificated first aid courses throughout the year. The 16-hour Outdoor First Aid course is designed to equip holders of all outdoor NGB qualifications with the skills to deal with illnesses, injuries and medical emergencies that may unfold while you are working with groups on the hill.

You must hold a current 16-hour first aid certificate for all Mountain Training NGB awards to be valid.

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