Expedition Skills Module Training and Assessment

27/04/2030 - 27/04/2030

Exped Skills (Example Course)

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Mountain Training
Scheme
Expedition Skills Module
Course
Training and Assessment
Type
Assessment

Award Description

The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders. It's an opportunity to increase your skills where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions.

About

Introduction

This module is designed as an addition to the Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader Awards to train and assess those who wish to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions in terrain and conditions within the scope of their leadership award.

The Expeditions Skills Module course aims to develop and assess the technical skills, judgements and areas of knowledge deemed necessary to ensure an individual is safe to do so.

This is a 2 day course with an overnight camp.

http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/expedition-skills-module

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Course

 Expedition Skills Module (Mountain Training England)

 

Dates & Timings

Day One

11th May 2019 – 09:30 to 19:30

Day Two

12th May 2019 – 09:30 to 15:30

 

Location

Day One

Hillside and Wymering Centre & Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE.

Meet at the Hillside and Wymering Centre

Day Two

Harting Down, National Trust Car Park, Nr South Harting, West Sussex

NB: Car Park is Pay and Display for non National Trust members

 

 

Staffing

Director

Jonathan Hitchinson 07956 196391

Tutors

 

Pre-requisites check list

Prerequisites for the Expedition Skills Module

Before you book onto an Expedition Skills Module course;

  • You must have passed a walking leader assessment - Lowland Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader or Mountain Leader
  • You must have logged a minimum of 10 overnight camps; ideally in a variety of contexts
  • You must have assisted with at least two group camps (these can be included in your 10 personal camps)
  • You must have a valid 16 hour first aid certificate, relevant to your work as a walking leader

 

Please ensure you have entered your minimum prerequisites in your digital logbook (DLOG) at the time of confirming your place on the course.

For more information on how to use DLOG visit;

http://www.tahdah.me/help/dlog/create-and-edit-dlog-record


 

Equipment needed for the course

Please ensure you have the following equipment (this list is not exhaustive):

 Appropriate mountain walking clothing

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Spare clothes (warm layer)

  • Walking boots

  • Warm hat and gloves or sun hat and sun screen

  • Vacuum flask / water bottle

  • Group first aid kit and personal medication

  • Compass - recommend a Silva Type 4

  • OS Map - !!!!!!! (1:25 000)

  • Head torch + spare batteries

  • Expedition rucksack 50-60l

  • Tent

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping mat

  • Stove/fuel

  • Bowl/cutlery

  • Toiletries

  • Notebook and pen

Expedition Skills Module course content

The course follows the Expedition Skills Module syllabus. A typical course will cover the following areas:

  • Expedition equipment

  • Expedition food and cooking

  • Expedition planning and leadership

  • Training and supervising expedition groups

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Expedition Skills Handbook, as with all Mountain Training awards your experience prior to attending the course will have a huge impact on the result and you should try to be as fully prepared as possible.

Course Outline

Before

Each candidate will be asked to plan and prepare a practical training session in one of six areas.

Day One

Day one will be based in and around a training centre.  Here each candidate will deliver their practical training session to the rest of the group and there will be facilitated discussion to build upon the content.

At the end of the day of Day one the group will plan, prepare for and begin a 'mini-expedition'.

The group will be required to cook and camp as a team.

Day Two

Day two will start with waking up at camp, we will use the morning to cover remianing course content as well as continuing our personal demonstration of expedition skills.


Useful pre reading

Look over some of the below as this will help with your knowledge on what you will be assessed on.

Candidate Handbook:

http://www.mountain-training.org/Content/Uploaded/Downloads/469bb03d-4b3a-4863-99bc-f99db8999f13.pdf

Map Reading Skills:

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/map-reading/

View the following organisations 

Mountain Training Association

British Mountaineering Council

Adjustments

If you require any adjustments to the delivery / access to the course please email hello@dominic-taylor.uk with the request. 

It is worth visiting http://www.mountain-training.org/england/reasonable-adjustments to view Mountain Training's guidance on adjustments

Insurance

Mountain Training recommends you consider personal accident and cancellation insurance. If you already have insurance cover, check that it covers you for the activity you are undertaking.

Where And When

Start
27/04/2030 09:00
End
27/04/2030 12:00
Total Days
2
Maximum Bookings
12
Venue
Exped Skills (Example Course)
Town
Gravesend
County
Kent
Postcode
DA12 3BL
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
51.39477
Longitude
0.42084

Provider

Name
School of Outdoors
Phone
07921073430
Email

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