You're a mountain trainer who wants to put others through their paces by assessing their outdoor skills. During this two day workshop we'll develop your assessing skills from giving clear briefings, setting appropriate tasks, observational skills, use of questioning and feedback; all essential to assess effectively. You'll get a mix of theory in our excellent classroom facilities, and then plenty of opportunity to put this theory into practice and in context on the hills.
- You'll be better equipped to make assessment decisions.
- The course will provide you with a range of delivery styles to ensure you get the best out of the candidates being assessed.
- You'll have a mix of practical and classroom learning over two days.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend day one covering the theory of the assessment process, assessing styles, feedback styles and issues before preparing for day two’s practical assessment of mock students with real feedback. We'll spend some time at the end of the course reflecting on your practical exercise and summarising the key aspects of the course.
You'll benefit if you have some training or even assessment experience on hill walking or rock climbing schemes such as those run by Mountain Training, Scouting and Guiding.
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 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.