Lowland Leader Award – a new qualification for leading walking groups

Suitable for Primary and Secondary teachers, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award leaders, Youth Workers and anyone with an interest in leading groups on footpaths, trails and lowland countryside, the Lowland Leader Award is the newest nationally recognised qualification from Mountain Training.

Mountain Training have a long history of high quality awards which have raised the competency of those leading and looking after groups out on the hills and mountains of the UK.  This background ensures that although the Lowland Leader Award is entry-level in terms of terrain, it will thoroughly equip candidates with all the skills required to safely lead groups in the majority of the rest of our countryside and woodland. The course covers route planning, basic map work, equipment, dealing with hazards, leadership and group management, environmental and access awareness.  Participants must firstly register with Mountain Training and then complete a 2-day Training Course, followed by a 2-day Assessment Course to gain the qualification.

Next dates:

Assessment Course – Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 February 2016     (Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-4:00pm)
Training Course – Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 March 2016     (Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-4:00pm)

Cost for each 2-day course:
£125 (non-residential)
plus £39 registration fee with MT

For full details of the award see

For more information on our courses call Adam Haynes on 01509 890119
To make a booking, please call Sue Williamson on 01509 890119

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential

Each summer we offer a 5-day residential opportunity in the fabulous grounds of Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire for those who are completing the D of E Gold Award.  Run by experienced and fully qualified staff, activities include a selection from the following: canoeing, kayaking, high ropes, rock climbing and abseiling, orienteering, survival and camp craft, archery, hillwalking and navigation.

Next Course:

2017 dates coming soon

For more information on our courses call Adam Haynes on 01509 890119

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