Lowland, Hill and Mountain Walking

Lowland Leader Award Training

Course Overview
This is the 2 day Training course component of the new Mountain Training Award which covers the skills necessary for teachers, youth workers and other members of the community to:

  1. Lead walking groups in lowland countryside
  2. Impart the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a lowland walk
  3. Have responsibility for the care of others while leading a walk in lowland countryside

This is the minimum qualification required by East Lothian Council for those wanting to train and lead groups in the expedition section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. The level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award that a Lowland Leader can lead and supervise groups is defined be the terrain in which the expedition is taking place – typically this will be Bronze only, potentially some Silver.

Attendance at Local Leader Award Assessment is required to complete the award.

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Pre-requisites
You must be registered on the scheme. You must have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of maps is required. Minimum age 17

Course notes and equipment list
See the Mountain Training Scheme for more information on the Lowland Leader Award. All equipment can provided by the service but basic lowland walking kit is a useful start.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

1.4 – 3.6.4 – 3.1.6

Lowland Leader Award Assessment

Course Overview
This is the 2 day assessment course component of the new Lowland Leader Award. Attendance at Expedition Module Courses is required for those wanting to lead and plan overnight camps. Also see pre-requisites below.

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For further dates click on the ‘Courses’ tab at our Provider Details for Mountain Training. and select ‘Lowland Leader Assessment’ from the Course drop-down.

Pre-requisites
You must have completed the LLA Training.   You must have recorded a minimum of 20 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required.  Minimum age 18. See the Assessment section on the Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award for other prerequisites.

Course notes and equipment list
See the Mountain Training Scheme for more information on the Lowland Leader Award.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

1.4 – 3.6.4 – 3.1.6

 

Lowland Leader Award Expedition Module

Course Overview
This is the overnight training and assessment component of the new Lowland Leader Award. This covers the skills required to lead and plan overnight camps.

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For further dates click on the ‘Courses’ tab at our Provider Details for Mountain Training. and select ‘Expedition Module’ from the Course drop-down.

Pre-requisites
You must be 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 assisted 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.  Minimum age 18. For more information see the Expedition section on the Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award for other prerequisites.

Course notes and equipment list
See the Mountain Training Scheme for more information on the Lowland Leader Award.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

1.4 – 3.6.4 – 3.1.6

 

Overnight Camping and Leave No Trace

Course Overview
This is ELC local award that provided the skills required for those wanting to lead overnight camps that are not part of a walk or expedition. These can be either wild camps or on established sites. This is a residential course.

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Pre-requisites
Some camping experience

Course notes and equipment list
The course will cover the basic safety measures required to manage a group camp and the principles of Leave No Trace, specifically in relation to toileting and hygiene at wild-camps.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.6.4 – 3.1.6

 

ELC OLS – Intro Hill Skills and Navigation

Course Overview
This is a 1 day training course which covers the personal skills required to plan and undertake a day-walk in the local hills in Summer conditions.

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Pre-requisites
None.

Mountain Training Scheme – Hill Skills

Course Overview
This is a new two day training course which covers the personal skills required to plan and undertake a day-walk in the Scottish hills in Summer conditions. It is delivered using the Mountain Training scheme award syllabus.

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For further dates click on the ‘Courses’ tab at our Provider Details for Mountain Training and select ‘Hill Skills’ from the Course drop-down.

Course notes, pre-requisites and equipment list
Minimum age 14. More information can be found at Mountain Training.

Mountain Training Scheme – Mountain Skills

Course Overview
This is a new two day and two night residential training course which covers the personal skills required to plan and undertake a day-walk in the Scottish mountains in Summer conditions. It is delivered by ELC OLS staff using the Mountain Training scheme award syllabus and will be held in the Southern Highlands.

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For further dates click on the ‘Courses’ tab at our Provider Details for Mountain Training and select ‘Mountain Skills’ from the Course drop-down.

Course notes, prerequisites and equipment list
Ideally have completed the summer hill skills or have equivalent experience.  Minimum age 14. More information can be found at Mountain Training.

Winter Adventures

Course Overview
A weekend in the Cairngorms aimed at providing teachers and community leaders with skills, experience and confidence to enjoy the Scottish Winter mountains. The course will cover using and ice axe and crampons, assessing snow conditions and route choice in winter. Both days will be a mix of skills and a hill-walking journey. Outer clothing, boots and technical equipment provided.

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Course notes and equipment list
See here for a full kit list.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.6.4 – 3.1.6