Lowland Leader Award
Carol has been training and assessing Mountain Training Awards in Cumbria and Scotland for over 20 years. "carolclimb" run friendly professional training courses across the Lake District and Northern England from their base in Wasdale.
The Lowland Leader Award is the newest Mountain Training award, it has been created for people wishing to lead groups on footpaths, trails and lowland countryside anywhere in the UK and Ireland.
It is perfect for people in a position of responsibility whose role is restricted to walking in these areas, such as Duke of Edinburgh's Award leaders, teachers and youth workers.
It covers Route planning, basic map work, equipment, dealing with hazards, leadership and group management, environmental and access awareness.
The training and assessment are both 2 days each. There is exemption from training for suitably experienced candidates or having completed the Mountain Skills course.
Expeditition Skills Module.
After you have passed the Lowland Leader Award assessment you can choose to attend a two day Expeditition Skills Module which is delivered as a combination training and assessment course. The module covers leading overnight expedititions, remote supervision and teaching navigation.
Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award
Lowland Leader Training. 20th - 21st March. Wasdale. £120.00
Lowland Leader Training. 26th - 27th May. Wasdale. £120.00
Lowland Leader Assessment. 28th - 29th May. Wasdale. £120.00
Who is it for?
The award is for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions.
How will it work?
Yes, prior to assessment you must attend and complete a first aid course of a minimum duration of sixteen hours. First aid courses designed to cater for those working outdoors away from immediate assistance are recommended.
I have done Mountain Leader/Hill and Moorland Leader training. Can I skip Lowland Leader Training?
Yes you can. There is no formal exemption process, just show your assessment provider your DLog and take evidence of your previous training course to the course with you, if it is in paper format.
What about this Expedition Module?
After you've passed the Lowland Leader Award assessment you can choose to attend a two day Expedition Skills Module which is delivered as a combined training and assessment course. The module covers leading overnight expeditions, remote supervision and teaching navigation.
Is there a syllabus I can read?
It's under development. Watch this space.