Walking Group Leader
Our courses focus on the practical elements of leadership through WGL 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
- Camping supervision
- Emergency procedures
- Common hill incidents
- Assessment and Beyond
Note: From April 2014 the Walking Group Leader Award will be rebranded as 'Hill and Moorland Leader Award'. The Overnight Experience element of the syllabus will be removed and replaced with a seperate 'Expedition Skills Module' - we will endeavour to have full details of these changes and new course programmes up on the site as soon as these changes roll out.
We offer both standard 3-day courses as well as extended 4-day straight or split weekend courses. Our extended courses are run in conjunction with our partner, Adventure Expeditions. The extra day allows us to offer training specifically in the areas of teaching navigation, remote supervision and camping/overnight experiences. This is particularly suitable for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
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 WGL assessment should reflect this. It is also equally important that people leave their WGL assessment feeling they have gained knowledge.
The areas assessed are the same as are 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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