Be a mock student

Help us test the next generation of leaders.


Throughout the year we run training and assessment courses that require candidates to demonstrate their coaching skills. To make their experience as authentic as possible, we use ‘mock’ students for the candidates to direct and teach. It’s a great way to gain experience, confidence and free coaching, all closely supervised by our experienced instructors.

Due to the nature of the assessments we run, we require mock students to be fit and capable of spending an entire day under tuition. We also need you to meet certain criteria, so please only apply if you fit into ANY of the following categories:

  • Completed a Lowland Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader or Mountain Leader training course.

  • Can climb (either leading or seconding) up to Hard Severe level.

  • Have some indoor climbing experience and want to learn how to lead outdoors.

  • Are a novice paddler - a complete beginner, but confident in the water (around 1* level).

  • Paddle at 3* or above in a whitewater canoe or kayak, or in a sea kayak.

  • Are confident mountain biking on red trails.

Help us test the next generation of leaders

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