Advanced GPS for Outdoor Leaders

14/06/2018 - 14/06/2018

Barton Seagrave Village Hall & Wicksteed Park

Bookings start from £35.00

About

Advanced GPS for Outdoor Leaders

An advanced GPS training course for competent outdoor navigators and leaders who own a GPS and have some experience using it, but would like to develop their skills to use the GPS as their principal navigation device. The course focuses on navigation using built-in GPS digital mapping together with an introduction to using PC or laptop digital mapping with a GPS unit. It comprises an introductory classroom session, a practical exercise outside, and a further classroom session. It is particularly suitable for outdoor leaders, with a specific session covering leadership aspects of GPS. Included is the hire of a modern GPS unit for the day (but participants may use their own GPS if it is suitable; preferably a modern Garmin device), together with high-quality colour illustrated handouts to take away. It is only suitable for those who are confident navigating outdoors both conventionally and with a GPS unit, and have some familiarity with using a PC (or Mac); it does not cover smartphones or wearable GPS devices.

The course is based in the Barton Seagrave Village Hall (opened Sep 17) which has ample parking and good public transport links. Details will be provided by e-mail after booking. Practical exercises will be carried out in Wicksteed Park, publicly accessible trust-land a few minutes’ walk away. The Hall and Park have cafe facilities (but these may not be open), and suitable shelter, but participants should bring a picnic lunch and be prepared with clothing to be outdoors in any weather.

This course requires a minimum number of 4 to guarantee that it will run, but there is a maximum of 8, so there is plenty of opportunity for personal mentoring and tuition. Members of the MTA, BAIML or AMI can obtain one CPD point on successful completion of this course (you will need to provide your membership or CMS number when booking).

Venue

The course is based in the Barton Seagrave Village Hall (opened Sep 17) which has ample parking and good public transport links. Details will be provided by e-mail after booking.

The Hall has a cafe (but it may not be open throughout the course); participants are recommended to bring a picnic lunch.

The venue is well served by public transport via Kettering railway station and local bus services. It also has ample parking and is just one mile from J10 of the A14 with great access from the A1(M), M1, M6 and M11.

Bookings

You can book and pay on-line using Eventbrite (CPD is managed through CMS); cancellation is possible but not after 7 days prior to the course. Courses require a minimum number of 4 to guarantee running and, if that number is not met, the fee will be refunded. Find out more and book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-gps-for-outdoor-navigators-and-leaders-tickets-41678508541

This course requires a minimum number of 4 to guarantee that it will run, but there is a maximum of 8, so there is plenty of opportunity for personal mentoring and tuition. Members of the MTA, BAIML or AMI can obtain one CPD point on successful completion of this course (you will need to provide your membership or CMS number when booking).

Workshop provider credentials

Rick Shearer. Over the last 10 years or so Rick has been developing and delivering GPS and Digital Mapping training to outdoor navigators. He has principally focused on that for walking and mountain leaders who are experienced conventional navigators, but he also delivers courses for recreational walkers or specialists, such as mountain rescue, or commercial walking holiday companies. Contact Rick at rick.shearer@outlook.com, or tweet him at @shearerrick.

Where And When

Start
14/06/2018 10:30
End
14/06/2018 16:30
Maximum Bookings
6
Bookings
3
Venue
Barton Seagrave Village Hall & Wicksteed Park
Town
Kettering
County
Northamptonshire
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
52.38000
Longitude
-0.70000

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
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Email

Booking

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    £35.00
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