You've got your sights set on being approved as a course director. You'll gain invaluable experience towards your goal on this course. You'll learn from the best in their field, how to develop the skills and knowledge you need to deliver training for any of the award schemes of Mountain Training or in-house courses. You'll work on the generic skills of the trainer and course director, and learn new teaching techniques. You'll have plenty of opportunity to try these out on real mock students out on the spectacular Snowdonia hills.
You'll feel better able to train others 'on the hill' and gain valuable experience to work towards approval as a course director.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll cover a variety of teaching techniques and increase your understanding of how progressions are made within hillwalking and climbing. You'll put these new ideas into practice by teaching mock students on the hill, developing ways of giving meaningful feedback that can be used in action planning.
You should have at least a year’s experience of mountain walking.
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.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.