Mountain Leader Assessment Summer - Non Residential
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Mountain Leader Assessment Summer - Non Residential

  • Hike
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Training Award


This is a non-residential five-day Mountain Leader assessment course that will really test your leadership skills in the hills. You'll need to show that you have all the skills needed to lead groups safely on mountain walks; including strong navigation skills, leadership ability and environmental knowledge. Within the week you’ll take in a three-day expedition with wild camping out in beautiful Snowdonia as your experience on our Mountain Leader training course and consolidation period is put to the test.

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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 assess your previous learning on a Mountain Leader training course and time spent consolidating skills and gaining experience, against the syllabus requirements.
- To become qualified as a Mountain Leader.


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

What to Expect

You'll have two quality mountain days with theoretical evening sessions in the centre including a paper exercise, then we’ll go out on a three-day expedition.

Experience Required

Before you book onto a Mountain Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:

Completed a Mountain Leader training course (or have been granted exemption) and a consolidation period prior this assessment.
Familiarised yourself with the syllabus
Logged a minimum of 40 Quality Mountain Days in three different regions of the UK and Ireland
Gained a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Mountain Leader
Logged at least 8 nights camping, including at least 4 nights wild camping

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.

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

5 Days
Start Date
7th June, 2021
Spaces left
This course will help you become

Fully qualified as a Mountain Leader

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