Duke of Edinburgh's Award Discounted Courses/Dates

Plas y Brenin and the Mountain Training Trust have been supporting the Duke of Edinburgh's award in a variety of ways over the past ten years. We are an Approved Activity Provider for the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and our experienced and well qualified instructors will train and support you through your Award. If you are a school or youth group requiring a leader to look after your teams, then contact our full time AAP manager Helen Barnard on 01690 720214 or e-mail Helen

Hill and Moorland Leader Training (Walking Group Leader Training)

This training course is based on the Mountain Training syllabus. There are theory sessions on weather, group leader responsibilities, risk assessment and dealing with emergencies as well as practical...........

£238.00 (3 Days)

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Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment (Walking Group Leader Assessment)

You must have completed a Walking Group Leader training or Hill and Moorland Leader training prior to this assessment. The course covers the syllabus of the award meeting the standards set by Mountai...........

£272.00 (3 Days)

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Hill and Moorland Leader (WGL) to ML Conversion

If you hold a Walking Group Leader Award or Hill and Moorland Leader Award this nifty conversion course is an ML Training course that focuses on the skills you need to know without wasting too much t...........

£391.00 (5 Days)

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Mountain Leader Training (Summer)

The training course is based around the Mountain Leader syllabus and the particular needs of candidates. Inparticular we will look at the practical skills and techniques required when leading groups h...........

£467.50 (6 Days)

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Mountain Leader Assessment (Summer)

You must have completed a Mountain Leader training course prior this assessment. The course covers the syllabus of the award, meeting the standards set by Mountain Training. This five day intensive as...........

£493.00 (5 Days)

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REC Emergency First Aid

A practical two day first aid course designed for people who work in the outdoors or who use the outdoors for pleasure. The course is suitable first aid training for Teachers, Outdoor Instructors, Cli...........

£178.50 (2 Days)

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REC Mountain First Aid

This course covers all the content of the Emergency First Aid Course and has additional time to deal with the types of injuries and problems typical of the mountain environment such as hypothermia, fr...........

£250.75 (3 Days)

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Climbing Wall Award Training

This two day training course focuses on party supervision, safety and coaching movement skills. The module on group abseils will also be covered. You must be registered on the Climbing Wall Award sche...........

£157.25 (2 Days)

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Climbing Wall Award Assessment

This one day assessment covers the main award and the abseil module. You must have completed the CWA training course and CWA abseil module training (included in our CWA training course) prior to asses...........

£89.25 (1 Days)

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BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1

This workshop comprises both theoretical and practical elements and is primarily aimed at climbers who work with and coach young people. Even if you work only with adults, you will still find much of ...........

£89.25 (1 Days)

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BCU/UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport

This is the first level course for people wishing to become a paddlesports coach. The course covers all elements of the syllabus. Including the foundation safety and rescue test. On successful comple...........

£433.50 (5 Days)

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BCU/UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport Training

This is a 5 day training course for the second level certificate in coaching paddle sport. The course is for people who may be working independently. This is a non- discipline specific course and stud...........

£433.50 (5 Days)

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BCU/UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport Assessment

If successful, this one-day assessment leads to certification as a level 2 coach in paddlesports. Candidates must present a completed workbook before assessment and complete the practical components o...........

£89.25 (1 Days)

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Level 2 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award Training

The mountains, hills and rugged terrain of North Wales provide a stunning backdrop to the new British Cycling MTB Leadership Award, as the skills of effective Leadership are outlined through practical...........

£212.50 (2 Days)

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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment

Candidates should be effective in mountain bike leading on applying for assessment. They should be familiar with the course requirements and syllabus, as detailed in the course materials. An outline o...........

£106.25 (1 Days)

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Can't find what you want?

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 one of the courses listed above 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.

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BCU STUDENT SAFETY SEMINAR 18-19 OCT

BCU Student Safety Seminar 18-19 OctTwo days of information packed workshops, all you need to know to get your uni club out paddling.

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DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD SUBSIDISED COURSES

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Subsidised CoursesCheck out the latest subsidised courses for DofE volunteers

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THE BIG CHRISTMAS WALK

The Big Christmas WalkAfter last years sell out success we've got another Big Christmas Walk planned for the 13-14 Dec.

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ACCOMMODATION FOR CLUBS AND GROUPS IN SNOWDONIA

Accommodation For Clubs and Groups In SnowdoniaClimbing Clubs, Cycling Clubs, Canoe Clubs DofE groups or even just a gang of mates? Our handy self catering accommodation units make an ideal base for your adventures.

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FREE OUTDOOR TRAINING

Free Outdoor TrainingWe need people to act as 'mock students' for our qualification courses. Find out more here.

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SUMMER TIME WHITE WATER?

Summer Time White Water?Check out these great summer time paddling venues in North Wales

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GET FIT FOR THE ALPS

Get Fit For The AlpsPlanning an alpine ascent this year? Learn how to get fit for the physical challenge of Alpine mountaineering.

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TOP TIPS ON LOWERING OFF A BOLTED ROUTE

Top Tips on Lowering off a Bolted RouteBen Lawes gives you his top tips on how to get down from the top of a bolted route.

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SAFETY TIPS FOR NOVICE CLIMBERS

Safety Tips For Novice ClimbersIn our Top Tips section Instructor Louise Thomas highlights some vital safety considerations for novice climbers

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PLAS Y BRENIN CENTRE ASSISTANT SCHEME

Plas y Brenin Centre Assistant SchemeFind out what's its like to be a Plas y Brenin Centre Assistant.

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HOW TO GET YOUR OPEN BOAT GOING

How to Get Your Open Boat GoingA few simple tips to help you get a canoe off the bloack neatly

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JOIN US MOUNTAINEERING IN THE FRENCH ALPS

Join us Mountaineering in the French AlpsOur Alpine Mountaineering season is booking up now. Why not join us for the holiday of a lifetime?

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READY TO FACE THE MONSTER?

Ready to face The Monster?The Monster, our flagship Road Cycling weekend makes an ideal training platform for a sportif or etape.

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LOOK AFTER YOUR BOOTS

Look After Your BootsOur boots take a hammering so we asked the experts what we could do to look after them

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OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

Outstanding FacilitiesWe make sure everything at the National Mountain Centre is maintained at the highest standard. Check out our facilities page here.

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Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service

Plas y Brenin administers the Expedition Assesment Service for Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyderau, Carneddau, Moelwyns and the Berwyns on behalf of DofE Wales.

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