Mountain Leadership Qualifications
The Mountain Training Boards are concluding a review of their highly respected walking awards; with agreed changes to be rolled out nationally in 2014. The revised set of walking qualifications will include 'Lowland Leader', the likely re-naming of the 'Walking Group Leader' and 'Mountain Leader' awards.
These developments include the launch of a new Mountain Training award for those working with walking groups on paths in rural countryside and forest - the Lowland Leader Award.
This award provides a convenient entry point to the Mountain Training schemes and is designed to cover basic outdoor leadership skills as a first rung on the awards ladder. The Lowland Leader Award includes an optional expedition skills module for those working with groups using campsites or undertaking backpacking trips, making a flexible award which meets the needs of many user groups. The expedition skills module is also available to those who have completed the Walking Group Leader Award.
There will also be some changes incorporated into the syllabus and guidance as the Walking Group Leader Award changes.
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, ...........
Cost and Duration: £195 (2 Days)
Walking Group Leader Training
This training course is based on the WGL syllabus. There are theory sessions on weather, group leader responsibilities, risk assessment and dealing with emergencies as well as practical skills. The p...........
Cost and Duration: £280 (3 Days)
WGL to ML Conversion
If you hold a Walking Group Leader Award this nifty conversion course is an ML Training course that focuses on the skills you need to know without wasting too much time on areas that you have already...........
Cost and Duration: £460 (5 Days)
Walking Group Leader Assessment
You must have completed a Walking Group Leader training course prior to this assessment. The course covers the syllabus of the award meeting the standards set by Mountain Training. Three mainly prac...........
Cost and Duration: £320 (3 Days)
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...........
Cost and Duration: £550 (6 Days)
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...........
Cost and Duration: £580 (5 Days)
Mountain Leader Refresher (Summer)
Open to Registrants, Trainees and Holders of the Mountain Leader Award, this intensive weekend course serves both as an update for anyone whose training or assessment course was completed some time ag...........
Cost and Duration: £200 (2 Days)
Mountain Leader Training (Winter)
This 6 day course, which is based on the MTS Winter Mountain Leader syllabus, covers all essential practical skills necessary for leading parties in the British hills in winter conditions. Applicants ...........
Cost and Duration: £580 (6 Days)
Mountain Leader Assessment (Winter)
Candidates for Winter ML Assessment must hold the Summer ML and have attended a Winter ML training course. Candidates should be aware of the arduous and demanding nature of this 5 day assessment and p...........
Cost and Duration: £590 (5 Days)
International Mountain Leader Training Summer
Based at Plas y Brenin this 5 day Summer course is a mix of theory and practical sessions and looks at a wide range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, legal liability, altitude, marketing, l...........
Cost and Duration: £560 (5 Days)
International Mountain Leader Assessment Summer
You must have completed an IML Summer training course prior to this assessment. This assessment takes place over 4 days with 2 or 3 nights in huts and is based in an Alpine region. This is a practical...........
Cost and Duration: £665 (4 Days)
International Mountain Leader Training Winter
This course is based in an Alpine region and covers the personal skills required by IML leaders as well as leadership and group care considerations. The course is predominantly practical in nature, su...........
Cost and Duration: £975 (5 Days)
International Mountain Leader Training Winter (Norway)
This course is based in Norway and covers the personal skills required by IML leaders as well as leadership and group care considerations. The course is predominantly practical in nature, supported by...........
Cost and Duration: £1100 (5 Days)
International Mountain Leader Assessment Winter
The IML Winter Assessment is a Gite based course held in the Pyrenees region. This course assesses the skills and techniques required for an IML to safely lead groups in appropriate terrain in winter ...........
Cost and Duration: £850 (5 Days)
Mountaineering Instructor Award Training
The 9 day course covers the technical aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering for the mountaineering instructor together with essential training in cliff rescue, as well as sessions on skill acqui...........
Cost and Duration: £970 (9 Days)
Mountaineering Instructor Award Assessment
Candidates will be assessed over 5 days on personal climbing, teaching climbing, leading in the mountains, emergency improvisation on the crag and the teaching/coaching of navigation. Part of the fift...........
Cost and Duration: £690 (5 Days)
Mountaineering Instructor Award Refresher
This course is designed to help mountaineering instructor trainees during preparation for assessment or MIA holders who'd like to bring themselves up to date with current practice. It gives trainees a...........
Cost and Duration: £295 (2 Days)
Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Training
This 5 day course covers the teaching and instructing of snowcraft and icecraft including ropework and placement of ice anchors. Topics such as short roping, personal movement, route choice and teachi...........
Cost and Duration: £675 (5 Days)
Mountaineering Instructor Certificate Assessment
Before attending you must have attended an MIC training course, have 10 logged days of winter party management post MIC training, have 5 logged days climbing at grade 2 or above post MIC training and ...........
Cost and Duration: £725 (4 Days)
Mountain Assessor Training Workshop
This two day workshops identify and develop the skills required to assess others in a mountain context. The programme examines the generic skills of assessing through theoretical presentations and pra...........
Cost and Duration: £210 (2 Days)
MT Train The Trainers
This course aims to develop skills and knowledge in delivering training for any of the award schemes of Mountain Training (though it may also be of relevance to those delivering in house or equivalent...........
Cost and Duration: £150 (2 Days)
Mountain Environment Weekend
Ever wondered about the plants around your feet, or why the mountains are the shape they are, or how our mountains have been shaped by the vegetation that grows upon them? If you have, this weekend is...........
Cost and Duration: £195 (2 Days)
Mountain Environment Week
Have you ever stood on a hill top or coastal cliff and wondered about the landscape around you? Have you been inspired to find out more about the incredible diversity of plants, birds, animals and tre...........
Cost and Duration: £460 (5 Days)
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