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Countryside Leader Assessment

This course is designed for teachers and leaders who wish to lead groups on walks in normal countryside including the White Peak. This scheme includes the navigation, group management, camp-craft and dealing with emergency situations. Candidates should have experience of countryside walking.

This is an assessment day and all potential candidates should consult the CLA prospectus and syllabus before applying for this course. Candidates may wish to attend the (optional) CLA training weekend.

To gain the award completion certificate, leaders need to provide evidence of sufficient experience, demonstrate the competence required and have a current (6 – 8 hours) first aid certificate.

The course is applicable to teachers leading day walks and leaders of Duke of Edinburgh Award bronze and silver expeditions.

On Saturday evening there is a camp-craft session where candidates demonstrate their camp craft skills by preparing a meal out of doors and erecting a tent competently. At the Centre on.

Course objectives

  • To cover and assess the syllabus of the Countryside Leader Scheme.

Contribution to leader competence

  • A range of skills and knowledge to lead groups in lowland countryside
  • Participants who meet the standard and provide evidence of a current first aid certificate, will be awarded the Countryside Leader Award.

Course dates

Event date Application closing date
Saturday 14 April 2018 Monday19 March 2018
Saturday 2 June 2018 Tuesday 8 May 2018
Saturday 15 September 2018 Tuesday 21 August 2018
Saturday 6 October 2018 Monday 10 September 2018


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