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Coastal & Countryside Walking Leader with Camping Endorsement Assessment

undefinedThis 2 day coastal and countryside walking leader with camping endorsement assessment is intended for those leading groups in open countryside and on the coastal footpaths of the counties of the South West. It also enables leaders to supervise camping expeditions on recognised campsites in non-remote locations.

The course assumes that you have achieved the relevant training experience by attending the Coastal and Countryside walking leader with camping endorsement training course, and have gone on to gain suitable log book experience.

This award course is the first level on the South West Moorland Leaders (SWML) Training Scheme. This qualification is the minimum requirement for leaders of Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.


"Very enjoyable, made even better by the instructor who was outstanding." – Daniel Stirling, Falmouth School

"It was the most useful and helpful/interesting course attended. Well delivered course both on training and examination." – Ben Tregear, Falmouth School

"Fantastic course, really enjoyed it. Paul is a brilliant instructor and really understands the people he is training i.e. needs and confidence, etc, brilliant." – Anna Whitney, Bodmin College

Pre-requisites for this training course

  1. Minimum age of 18
  2. Minimum 10 days recent walking experience to include 2 days group leadership/assistant leadership experience including 1 day of poor visibility
  3. Pre submission of log book of experience plus satisfactory completion of risk assessment, route card and study paper
  4. Minimum 2 nights camping including the use of lightweight tents and stoves

Method of Assessment

The candidate will be required to show competence in the relevant skills and to demonstrate effective leadership during a half-day walk of a minimum 4-hour duration. Also to show navigation standard equivalent to the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) bronze level.

The candidates must demonstrate competence in camping skills, including an overnight camp with emphasis on the safe use of stoves, fires and general hygiene.

How to Book

Book on-line: Course Code: CLO11

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