The Hill and Moorland Leader award is designed for people who want to lead groups in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. This award is a wonderful opportunity to learn the leadership skills required to feel confident about taking people out walking. As you may have guessed from the descriptive title of this award, it focuses on non-mountainous terrain.
The course is based at Swindon Local Authority's Outdoor Education Centre Plas Pencelli in the Brecon Beacons. It's a large well equipped centre with extensive attractive grounds. It's an ideal central position in the Brecon Beacons National Park and in Wales means that many venues are accessible. The course is for adults who have a genuine interest in hill walking and group leadership who wish to lead young people and adults in non-mountainous high or open country in the United Kingdom. Candidates will need to have undertaken a training course and fulfilled all requirements of the scheme before assessment including 40 walking days. During the course there will be assessment on the hillside and also include some written tests where you will need to demonstrate your competence in all aspects of the syllabus. For further details please visit Mountain Training website. The course fee includes necessary specialist equipment, instruction, transport whilst on the course and course administration. Residential courses include self-catering accommodation. If you are looking for the full support of a purpose built centre and the guidance of a professional team of motivated staff then Plas Pencelli is the place to choose.