The Expedition Skills Module is open to all walking award holders and is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and/or Ten Tors training. Not yet an award holder?
Run over 2 and a bit days our course uses a combination of bunkhouses, camping barns, commercial and wild campsites to deliver an experience full of practical tips, advice and considerations for leading and training groups on expeditions.
We aim to make all of our courses enjoyable and informative. We also have a policy of making reasonable adjustments to ensure that our courses are as accessible as possible.
AWARD STRUCTURE AND COURSES
The Expedition Skills Module is a combined training and assessment course, typically running from evening on day 1 to afternoon on day 3 with at least one overnight camp.
The course covers the following:
Food and cooking
Planning and leadership
Training and supervising expedition groups
The course is very practical and active with discussions and exercises to facilitate learning. We usually include a short expedition.
When you register for either the Lowland Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader scheme you'll automatically be registered for the Expedition Skills Module.
The prerequisites for the Expedition Skills Module are as follows:
You must check that you are registered for the module on the Candidate Management System (CMS)
You must have passed a walking leader assessment (Lowland, Hill and Moorland or Mountain)
You must have logged an absolute minimum of 10 overnight camps; ideally in a variety of contexts
You must have assissted with at least two group camps (these can be included in your 10 personal camps)
You must have a valid 16 hour first aid certificate, relevant to your work as a walking leader