For those taking groups out in lowland areas of the UK. The Lowland Leader Award is of particular relevance for:
You need to complete a training and assessment course (4 days in total) where you will cover the Lowland Leader award syllabus and have plenty of opportunity to put your skills into practice.
The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions.
The module also looks at the important skill of remote supervision which is a key component when leading DofE expeditions. The module is two days long with an overnight camp.
Both Lowland Leader and Hill & Moorland Leaders are required to undertake the Expedition Skills Module if they wish to lead groups on expeditions with overnight camping.
This award enables holders to lead groups on walks in the mountains, hills and moors of the U.K. in summer conditions.
On behalf of Mountain Training UK we provide Mountain Leader Training and Assessment courses, which we run in the Lake District and Snowdonia.
As part of our not for profit status, we now welcome applications from staff who wish to gain their Mountain Leader Award to lead young people in the outdoors. Visit our Adventure Expertise website for more information on how you can access our ML bursary.
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.