Tag Archives: CPD

Ski-touring-tastic for ELC teachers

For the first time the Winter CPD weekend at Badaguish in the Cairngorms last weekend included a ski touring taster for ELC teachers. The purpose of this session was to let teachers experience ski touring in order to help the Outdoor … Continue reading

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Staff Winter Skills CLPL – Weekend of 4th-6th March 2016

This year we are back at the fine facilities of Badaguish in the Cairngorms National Park. Why attend? Whether  a novice or an experienced hill-walker the Scottish winter mountains can be a challenging environment.  They are an excellent place to help you … Continue reading

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Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme Support

We were delighted to run two courses for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme over the last couple of weeks. DofE Expedition Accredited Assessor Scheme DofE Expedition Supervisor Training Course Both courses were well received by all participants and will … Continue reading

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Too many apps, not enough maps (and compasses)?

We all love the ease of using GPS and smart-phone apps to find our way around … but like living on junk food alone an over reliance on this is bad for our long-term (navigational) health.  The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)  is currently … Continue reading

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Getting Schooled in UK Trainings – What is LLA?!?

Starting my first week on placement as a post-graduate student in Outdoor Education from the University of Edinburgh, I had the pleasure of joining six educators out on their Lowland Leader Award Training. Being an outdoor educator from the US, I have … Continue reading

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