Lowland Leader Assessment

07/03/2020 - 08/03/2020

Queen Elizabeth Country Park (JH)

Non-residential starting from £130.00

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Mountain Training
Scheme
Lowland Leader
Course
Assessment
Type
Assessment

Award Description

The Lowland Leader qualification has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you'll never be short of places to go walking.

About

Terms and Conditions can be downloaded at http://dominic-taylor.uk/T&Cs.docx 

We are looking forward to welcoming you and would ask that you read the below.

This course focuses on the navigational skills and leadership skills necessary to safely lead a group in the countryside. It is based entirely outdoors although we will start each morning having a coffee.

Course

Lowland Leader Award Assessment (Mountain Training England)

 

Dates & Timings

Day One

7th March 2020 – 10:00 to 20:00

Day Two

8th March 2020 – 09:30 to 15:30

 

Location

Day One

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE.

Exact Start Location TBC

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

Exact Start Location TBC

 

 

Staffing

Director

Jonathan Hitchinson 07956 196391

Tutors

 

Pre-requisites check list

 

Complete the attached home paper before attending the course and bring it with you on the morning of the first day. (found in the file tab of this course)

 

You must have recorded a minimum of 20 varied walks in lowland terrain where the use of a map is required. (Ideally these should be recorded on your Mountain Training DLOG) which can have taken place at any point (pre or post registration). Where DLOG has not been used evidence needs to be provided.

Experience gained in areas other than the UK and Ireland can be recorded if in similar conditions to those found in the UK were encountered.

The majority of your experience however, at least 50% of the days recorded, should be in the UK.

A Quality Day will involve most, if not all, of the factors below:

  • The individual takes part in the planning and leadership.
  • Navigation skills are required.
  • Knowledge is increased and skills practised.
  • Attention is paid to safety.
  • Adverse weather and poor underfoot conditions may be encountered.
  • Four hours or more journey time.

For more information on how to use DLOG visit;

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

 

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

Skills Checklist: Check your current knowledge against the skills required for assessment.  See Attached

Map Reading Skills:

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

 

 

 

 

Equipment needed for the course

Where possible you should provide all the equipment listed below. If you don’t have any of the items on the list, we do have equipment that can be loaned out to you. Please email any of the course staff if you require any equipment.

This is an outdoor course and on both days you should come prepared and equipped to spend the whole day walking through the countryside.

  • Footwear – You will need walking boots with ankle protection
  • Clothing – Personal outdoor clothing not jeans 
  • Warm hat, gloves, sunhat (where appropriate) 
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Day rucksack with waterproof liner.
  • First aid kit
  • Lunch (plus extra for the long day) and at least 1 litre of water
  • Gaiters (Optional)
  • Compass
  • Watch
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Maps - Please bring OS Explorer OL8. If using a paper map please bring a map case or plastic cover.
  • Acetate pen or sharpie
 
 

Where And When

Start
07/03/2020 10:00
End
08/03/2020 16:00
Total Days
2
Maximum Bookings
4
Bookings
4
Venue
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (JH)
Town
Waterlooville
County
Hampshire
Postcode
PO8 0QE
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
50.96157
Longitude
-0.97819

Provider

Name
School of Outdoors
Phone
07921073430
Email

Booking

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