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Summer Moorland Walking Leader with Camping Endorsement Assessment

undefinedThis 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 Moorland Leader (SWML) Training Scheme and is a requirement for those who are leading groups on Ten Tors and Gold Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) expeditions.

  • Duration of course: 2 days and 1 night
  • Course location: Delaware Outdoor Education Centre, Drakewalls, PL18 9EH
  • Course dates and cost: View available dates and the cost of this course on our booking website, here: Course Code: CLO5

Pre-requisites for this assessment course

  1. Minimum age of 18
  2. Coastal and Countryside Assessment or Bronze National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) level equivalent skills
  3. Minimum 20 days recent mountain and/or moorland walking experience, on a variety of routes in more than one area. To include a minimum of 2 days walking in poor visibility and a minimum of 3 days group leadership experience
  4. Minimum 8 nights remote camping in different locations including 2 nights group leadership/assistant leadership experience
  5. Pre submission of log book of experience plus satisfactory completion of risk assessment, route card and home study paper

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: Course Code: CLO5

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