Lowland Leader Award Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Lowland Leader Award Training

  • Hike
  • Hillwalking
  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

A lowland leader qualification will allow you to lead groups on day trips in lowland countryside in summer conditions. You'll cover the areas of knowledge you need guide people in the countryside and woodland, including; leadership skills and group management, walking skills, planning a walk, basic mapwork and route-finding skills, equipment hazards, and emergency procedures. We'll also look at; environmental awareness, conservation, access, and land ownership. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will put you through your paces on this mostly practical course, to hone your skills in these areas.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

- To get you acquainted with the Lowland Leader programme and introduce you to all the skills you’ll need to get qualified.
- To have a mix of indoor and outdoor learning with the guidance of our expert instructors in a supportive, friendly environment.
- To help prepare you for your Lowland Leader assessment.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


You'll spend two days covering the key elements from the Mountain Training syllabus

Leadership Skills and Group Management

Walking Skills

Planning a Walk

Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills

Equipment

Hazards and Emergency Procedures

Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

There will be theoretical evening sessions between 5:30-6:30pm.

Experience Required

You must register with Mountain Training prior to commencing the course. Copies of the syllabus, and details of how to register are available from www.mountain-training.org Prior to attending the training you should have logged a minimum of ten varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required or have attended a Hill or Mountain Skills course recognised by Mountain Training. Ensure your online logbook is fully completed with your experience prior to attending this course. You will benefit most from the course if you are fit and have some experience of using a map and compass. You must be at least 17 years old

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

Length
2 Days
Start Date
29th February, 2020
Spaces left
2
Cost
£234
Length
2 Days
Start Date
4th July, 2020
Spaces left
6
Cost
£234
Length
2 Days
Start Date
27th March, 2021
Spaces left
6
Cost
£234
This course will help you become

ready to consolidate your experience and to progress to your Lowland Leader Assessment

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