Lowland Leader Assessment
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This two day assessment course is based on the Lowland Leader Syllabus set out by Mountain Training. This award is designed for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. You must be have completed your Lowland Leader Training and have the required experience.
You must have completed a Lowland Leader training course prior to this assessment.
With MEALS & Accommodation:
NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £170
Black = Open for booking
Green = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)
Red = Course fully booked
29 - 30 Apr 2017
06 - 07 Jul 2017
19 - 20 Aug 2017
21 - 22 Oct 2017
Detailed Course Notes
You should be 18 years old to attend this course.
Before you book onto a Lowland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:
- You must have attended a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
- You must be familiar with the syllabus
- You must have logged in your DLOG a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc)
- You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Lowland Leader. You can present either the original at assessment or scan this into your DLOG.
The assessment will follow the MT Lowland Leader syllabus. Each day will be practical based spent out in local lowland countryside and woodland In particular we will look at the following areas:
- Leadership Skills and Group Management
- Walking Skills
- Planning a Walk
- Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
- Hazards and Emergency Procedures
- Environment Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership
The programme may be revised at short notice to take account of weather and other considerations, in such a way as to satisfy the spirit and detail of the Lowland Leader syllabus.
What's Included In The Price?
Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.
If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:
Accommodation For This Course
Plas y Brenin Main House
Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.
If you are staying with us,
If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.
This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.
Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.
Also included if you chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.
If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,
If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).
There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.
For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.
There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to.
On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.
For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.
You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?
Candidates are expected to provide all of their own equipment and maps. You will need OS Explorer 17 1:25,000 Snowdon & Conwy Valley (ideally laminated if not bring a map case) (Can be purchased from our shop). You should bring all normal clothing and footwear suited to operating in the terrain within the remit of your award. You will be asked to demonstrate what you need to carry as a Leader.
You will also need:
- Lunch bag/box
- Drinks bottle
- MT logbook and paperwork
Not found what you were looking for?
You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.