Hill & Moorland Leader
The award for those who wish to lead groups on upland, open and moorland terrain throughout the UK. Essentially a day-walk leader award, successful candidates can go on to combine it with an Expedition Skills module to cover overnight trips and camping.
Our 3-day course focuses on the practical elements of leadership through hill and moorland terrain. Your course will have a strong emphasis on navigation through both lowland and moorland terrain with a practical session looking at the skills required for basic emergency night navigation. The course will also look at:
- Remit of the Award
- Personal leadership skills and styles
- Route planning
- Legal and moral issues of leadership
- Environmental awareness
- Emergency procedures
- Common hill incidents
Assessment takes place over three days and focuses on the practical skills required for the award. The assessment process is designed by Peak Mountain Training and is one that we feel gives potential leaders the best possible environment to demonstrate their skills. It's important that all those involved feel they have been given a fair opportunity to show what they can do and the assessment should reflect this. It is also equally important that people leave their assessment feeling they have gained knowledge.
The areas assessed are the same as those covered on our training courses and laid out in the syllabus. Candidates should be familiar with all aspect of the syllabus and be expecting to be assessed accordingly.
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