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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

Single Pitch Award Training

A two day training course based on the SPA syllabus. You must be registered on the Single Pitch Award scheme with Mountain Training prior to attending this course and have the required experience............

£187.00 (2 Days)

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Single Pitch Award Assessment

Before attending the 2 day assessment course, candidates must have attended a Training course, be able to lead Severe grade climbs and hold a valid first aid certificate............

£187.00 (2 Days)

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Climbing Wall Leading Award Assessment

This one day assessment is for candidates who have registered and been trained for CWLA and have 100 lead climbs, at least half of which must be at French 6a or above............

£93.50 (1 Days)

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Climbing Wall Leading Award Training

This one day course focuses on the safety and coaching elements of teaching leading and uses our two dedicated climbing walls. You must be registered on the Climbing Wall Leading Award scheme with Mou...........

£0.00 (1 Days)

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BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 2

A one-day BMC workshop for those coaching climbing who have already attended a BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop. Broaden your knowledge of athlete development, and develop your coaching techniq...........

£93.50 (1 Days)

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Hill Skills

The Hill Skills course is aimed at the novice hill walker and ideal for those interested in developing a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the use of map and compass, ...........

£153.00 (2 Days)

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Foundation Coach Training

This one day training course is packed with practical coaching tips to help you deliver the fundamentals of climbing in a more inspirational and effective way. You must be registered on the Coaching S...........

£93.50 (1 Days)

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Development Coach Training

This intensive two day training course will take your coaching skills to the next level. If you coach climbers beyond their first session this course will help you to structure their development. Goin...........

£136.00 (2 Days)

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The Complete Climbing Coach

This five day course covers everything you need to get started on the coaching award scheme. The course includes CWA training, BMC Fundamentals of Climbing 1 and 2 and Foundation Coach Training. You m...........

£425.00 (5 Days)

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REC Mountain Bike First Aid

This course covers all the content of the Emergency Course and has additional time to deal with the types of injuries and problems typical of a mountain bike environment and the procedures for dealing...........

£0.00 (3 Days)

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BCU 'Complete 2 Star' Training and Assessment

The BCU 2 Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water in a variety of craft. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, moving of the...........

£399.50 (5 Days)

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BCU Complete Three Star (Training and Assessment) Sea Kayak

The Three Star award is a big deal these days and although the training can be complete in two days, our coaches feel this can be too intense for many paddlers.This five day programme allows you to co...........

£0.00 (5 Days)

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BCU Complete Three Star (Training and Assessment) Canoe

The Three Star award is a big deal these days and although the training can be complete in two days, our coaches feel this can be too intense for many paddlers.This five day programme allows you to co...........

£0.00 (5 Days)

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BCU 5 Star Top-up Training and Assessment White Water Kayak

This five day top-up training and assessment is perfect if you are ready for your five star assessment but would like a little technical imput beforehand. You'll spend the first three days with our ex...........

£446.25 (5 Days)

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Mountain Skills

The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in applying their countryside walking skills to the mountain environment. Ideally, participants would have done some basic hill wal...........

£153.00 (2 Days)

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Lowland Leader Training

This two day training course is based on the Lowland Leader Syllabus set out by Mountain Training. This training course is designed for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countrysid...........

£174.25 (2 Days)

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Lowland Leader Assessment

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 wo...........

£187.00 (2 Days)

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Expedition Module

This module is designed as an addition to the Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader Awards to train and assess those who wish to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions in terrain and condi...........

£187.00 (2 Days)

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Level 3 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award Training

Leaders at this level are expected to be proficient in all areas of mountain bike leadership. The three day training course builds upon the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2, with expansion on sp...........

£327.25 (3 Days)

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Level 3 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Assessment

This practical assessment is over two days. The first day looks at personal riding standards, which will include an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be able to demonstrat...........

£246.50 (2 Days)

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BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 3

The third FUNdamentals workshop is designed to educate coaches working with climbers demonstrating an an advanced level of climbing technique. A coach working at this level should have a deep personal...........

£93.50 (1 Days)

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BMC Physical Training for Climbing

A one-day BMC workshop for people coaching climbing who have ideally already attended the BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 and 2 Workshops. Broaden your knowledge of climbing training. The day covers bo...........

£93.50 (1 Days)

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Orienteering Coach Level 1

There are many routes into coaching; as an enthusiastic parent, as a participant, as a teacher, as a young leader or simply someone inspired to be that person to make a real and positive difference. W...........

£0.00 (3 Days)

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Orienteering Coach Level 2

Aimed at people who wish to coach the techniques and skills of orienteering beyond an introductory level and apply them on all areas except those that are complex, exposed or mountainous. ...........

£573.75 (3 Days)

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Hill and Moorland 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...........

£242.25 (3 Days)

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Hill and Moorland 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...........

£280.50 (3 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...........

£476.00 (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...........

£501.50 (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...........

£182.75 (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...........

£255.00 (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...........

£161.50 (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...........

£93.50 (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 ...........

£93.50 (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...........

£442.00 (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...........

£442.00 (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...........

£93.50 (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...........

£216.75 (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...........

£119.00 (1 Days)

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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.
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