Training courses

We are a registered approved provider of courses for mountain training skills and awards – the awarding body for nationally recognised qualifications. ​

Our training courses are particularly suitable for people involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, and for those who wish to use the outdoors as a learning opportunity for curriculum based topics.

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​This one-day nationally accredited training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools' educational visits and off-site activities in line with national guidance and current good practice. It will also help to fulfil their health and safety obligations.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs.

Key outcomes

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

How to book

Contact Matt Roberts:

01933 666830
evc@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

The Expedition skills module is an optional module available to walking leaders and is particularly suitable for those working on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. It is an opportunity to increase your skills where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions. 

For any leader, first aid is an essential skill. The Hill and Moorland and Lowland leader assessment require a current first aid qualification.

The minimum requirement is that the First aid course must involve at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction, and include an element of assessment. Candidates are further expected to undertake additional elements of first aid training which are consistent with their work in wild and remote country, including emergency assistance and evacuation techniques.

The Hill and Moorland leader award is designed for people who want to lead groups in the Hill and Moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. 

How to book

To book on to this course please visit the the Mountain training website.

The Lowland leader award has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in the Lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions.

How to book

​To book on to this course please visit the the Mountain training website.

​Visit leader training is a one-day nationally accredited course directed at colleagues who lead or plan to lead visits off site with parties of young people.

It is a practically based course which deals with dynamic risk benefit assessments, and allows the sharing of best practice together with opportunities to raise issues directly related to your setting.

Part of the course is delivered outdoors, so you will need to bring stout footwear and suitable warm and waterproof clothing with you.

Key outcomes

  • Recognising hazards
  • Practical risk benefit assessment in the field
  • Party management
  • Presenting a balanced rational for offsite education
  • Learning outside the classroom
  • An overview of national best practice
  • An overview of legal requirements

How to book

Contact Matt Roberts:

01933 666830
evc@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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