Countryside Leader Training
- The Countryside Leader Scheme has several stages. Candidates need to:Have an interest in and experience of countryside walking
- Register with the scheme (at St. Michael’s, see below) to obtain a logbook and syllabus
- Gain and consolidate their experience, so that minimum requirements are met before assessment
- Attend an assessment day, which results in a pass or deferral.
The course includes overnight accommodation. At the Centre on Sunday there is a self-prepared breakfast and packed lunch available.
In order that all candidates arrive at the assessment weekend fully prepared, this optional training course is offered at St Michael’s.
- Saturday includes a full day walk, looking amongst other things, at navigation techniques and group management
- There will be sessions on logbooks, route planning and other parts of the syllabus raised by candidates
- On Saturday evening there is a camp-craft session where candidates prepare their own meal out of doors with discussions on tent usage and organising a camp safely.
- Sunday will be another day walk in the Peak District consolidating the skills developed on the first day.
|Event date||Application closing date|
|Saturday 14 April to Sunday 15 April 2018||Monday 19 March 2018|
|Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2018||Tuesday 8 May 2018|
|Saturday 15 September to Sunday 16 September 2018||Tuesday 21 August 2018|
|Saturday 6 October to Sunday 7 October 2018||Monday 10 September 2018|