This 2-day assessment is for those wishing to lead walking groups and wild (remote) camping expeditions within the South West’s moorland areas, such as Dartmoor and the Brecon Beacons, in summer conditions.
The course assumes that you have achieved the relevant training experience by attending the Summer Moorland Walking Leader with Camping Endorsement training course, and have gone on to gain suitable log book experience in moorland walks and expeditions.
The course involves a moorland walk with an overnight camp, during which delegates will have to navigate competently carrying full expedition leaders pack. At all times demonstrating competence to manage the group.
This course is part of the South West Mountain and Moorland Leader (SWMML) Scheme and is a requirement for those who are leading groups on Ten Tors and Gold Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) expeditions.
Pre-requisites for this assessment course
Method of Assessment
Candidates will be required to demonstrate effective walking and remote camping group leadership over period of 24 hours in summer conditions on open Moorland, such as Dartmoor and Brecon Beacons. During this time the candidate should show competence in the relevant personal skills required to lead or guide walkers on this terrain. The assessment will include moorland navigation in poor visibility, route planning, risk management, leader equipment and incident management.
All assessments require the candidate to demonstrate navigational competence in poor visibility therefore part of the assessment will take place in darkness. The navigational standard is equivalent to the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Silver level.
Candidates will also be required to complete an assessed written task either in advance of, or as part of the practical assessment day. The time required for this is in addition to the 24-hour practical element.
How to Book
Book on-line: www.cornwalllearningonline.co.uk. Enter Course Code: CLO5