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MT Lowland Leaders Award Training

Mountain Water Expeditions can provide training and assessment courses for Mountain Training’s Lowland Leader award.

This new award scheme has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The scope and accessibility for this scheme makes it very achievable and appropriate for Duke of Edinburgh leaders and volunteer staff, for example.

It is a nationally recognised award scheme that opens up a natural pathway to other awards and qualifications for leading and working with others in the outdoors.

We are also happy to run bespoke courses for groups at an agreed location & time. Please contact us to discuss your group needs further.

Checklist for booking

–   You must be at least 17 years old
–   You have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside
–   Create a Candidate account on Mountain Training’s website
–   Register for the Lowland Leader scheme (this costs £39 and is extra to our course costs)
–   Record a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain before attending a training course OR have attended a Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills course

MT Lowland Leaders Training
We offer a 2 day (16 hour) training course, inclusive of time out practically with your group as well as some inside sessions to discuss further topics. Precise meet locations will be sent to you upon booking but our courses run from either near Mold, North East Wales or the West Pennines Moors Area near Bolton.

–   Leadership skills and group management
–   Walking skills
–   Planning a walk
–   Basic map and route finding skills
–   Equipment
–   Hazards and emergency procedures
–   Environmental awareness, conservation, access and land ownership

Course Dates:

2nd/3rd December 2017

We are also happy to run bespoke courses for groups at an agreed location & time. Please contact us to discuss your group needs further.

Other dates on request for group bookings

Course Cost £130 per person (1:6 ratio)