Hill Skills.

Hill Skill Courses Snowdonia North Wales

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27th-29th November 2017 will be the

Hill and Moorland Leader Award – Training

in conjunction with Martin Land who will be the Course Director and Provider.

This qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used extensively by those involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as many walk leaders and outdoor instructors. Hill and Moorland Leaders operate in terrain that is generally more remote than that used by Lowland Leaders and not as steep or rocky as ground covered by Mountain Leaders.
The prerequisites for registration are as follows:
You must be at least 18 years old
You should have at least 20 quality hillwalking days logged.
You should have an interest in leading groups in the hills
You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you’re not already a member).
If you can tick all of the above boxes, here’s what to do next:
Create an account with Mountain Training or log in if you already have one.
http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/hill-and-moorland-leader
Register for the Hill and Moorland Leader scheme (this costs £44
Once registered then get in touch with us and we can book you onto the course! The course fee is £175pp (non residential)
This course will be available bilingually – Welsh/English.
The course Provider and Director is Martin Land – Martin holds the IML, MIC, MIA awards as well as others. He is an experienced and professional Provider who will be working in partnership with Anelu Aim Higher 

 

4th – 6th December 2017 will be the:

Hill and Moorland Leader Award –

Assessment

This qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used extensively by those involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as many walk leaders and outdoor instructors. Hill and Moorland Leaders operate in terrain that is generally more remote than that used by Lowland Leaders and not as steep or rocky as ground covered by Mountain Leaders.
Before you book onto a Hill and Moorland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:
You must have attended a Hill and Moorland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
You must be familiar with the syllabus
You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Hillwalking Days in at least three different upland areas of the UK and Ireland
You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Hill and Moorland Leader
The Hill and Moorland Leader assessment is 3 days long.
When you are ready then get in touch and we can book you onto the course! The course fee is £175pp (non residential)
This course will be available bilingually – Welsh/English.
The course Provider and Director is Martin Land – Martin holds the IML, MIC, MIA awards as well as others. He is an experienced and professional Provider who will be working in partnership with Anelu Aim Higher

 

Our hill skills courses normally take place in Snowdonia, North Wales.

 

HILL SKILLS

Walking in the hills can give us opportunities that we treasure for many years but these are even better when we can enjoy them safely. Our two day, Mountain Training accredited hill skills course is designed to ensure you get as much time as possible outside whilst learning and practising the necessary skills.All participants are required to register with Mountain Training. This is a one-off cost and allows access to either or both courses.
Cost: £20 per person (£17 for under 18s)
Registration cost includes:
•Access to the Mountain Training Digital Logbook
•A copy of the ‘Safety on Mountains’ handbook
•Certificate of attendance for both courses
•Access to technical advice from Mountain Training

The course is aimed at beginners or those with limited knowledge of walking independently in the hills of the UK. Maybe you are a regular walker but aren’t completely confident about planning, navigating and understanding other factors which affect us when we walk in the hills. The emphasis is very much on the practical side and the day will be structured to give you ample time to practise and consolidate your new found knowledge. Our aim is to give you confidence to venture out onto the hills independentely.

A typical 2 day hills skills course will consist of the following:

  1. Meet and greet 9am
  2. Discuss the factors which affect planning a walk
  3. Weather and it’s affect on hill walkers
  4. Clothing and equipment
  5. Navigation including maps and modern technology
  6. Access and conservation
  7. First aid and emergency procedures
  8. A journey into local hills and terrain whilst discussing and implementing the course topics
  9. Debrief and feedback
  10. Course aims to finish around 5.30pm each day

All our instructors are local, fully qualified for the course they are responsible for, fully insured and qualified first aiders.

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Course Dates

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Cost

  • Hill skills 2 day – £90pp

How To Book.

Please contact us via phone/email or social media to book your place on any of our courses.

Questions?

In the meantime, should you have any questions about any of our hill courses please get in touch on:

Call 078 779 02624 or
Email aimhigher@outlook.com

Or visit our contact page.

Thank you,
Aim Higher

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