Lowland Leader Award

Camping Leader 

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.

Camping Leader Assessment.

The Camping Leader qualification is for people who wish to supervise a camping group and develop participants’ camping proficiency by teaching campcraft activities. You do not need any other qualifications to take it. 

A qualified Camping Leader can operate in a variety of campsites, all with vehicle access, including land with no facilities and commercial campsites offering a range of facilities. A qualified Camping Leader who also holds a Mountain Training walking leadership qualification can operate in terrain within the scope of that scheme i.e. journey and wild camp.

The Camping Leader scheme is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, President’s Award and/or Ten Tors training among other things. The skills covered apply to groups using commercial campsites as well as wild camping.

Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award

Lowland Leader Training. 11th - 12th March 2024. Wasdale. £155.00

Lowland Leader Training. 7th - 8th May. Wasdale 2024. £155.00

Lowland Leader Assessment. 7th - 8th October 2024. Wasdale. £155.00

  • Syllabus includes: Route planning, basic map work, equipment, dealing with hazards, leadership and group management, environmental and access awareness.
  • Training and assessment total 32 hours.
  • Exemption from training available for suitably experienced candidates
  • Additional Expedition Skills module available.
  • Registration £39 – including new on-line log-book for recording experience

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?
Candidates will:
  • register on the scheme and begin recording their experience in the Digital Logbook (Dlog)
  • attend a two day training course (minimum duration is 16 hours)
  • attend an assessment, again two days or 16 hours minimum

Will I need a first aid qualification?
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.

Camping Leader Assessment 

Camping Leader Assessment. 13th March 2024. Wasdale. £95

Camping Leader Assessment. 9th October 2024. Wasdale. £95