Training for Leaders
We organise a wide range of training courses for adults involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, JASS and outdoor learning in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Introduction to the DofE
Virtual course for new DofE leaders and helpers, covering all the basics of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the process of supporting young people through their programme. Current courses are funded by DofE for delegates registered with a Licensed Organisation.
Expedition Assessor & Supervisor Training Course
The Expedition Assessor and Supervisor Training Course (EASTC) equips Expedition Assessors and Supervisors with the practical knowledge and understanding of the principles and conditions of the Expedition section to ensure participants enjoy a safe and high-quality expedition.
Delegates will leave the course having a clear understanding of the Expedition Assessor and Supervisor roles, and their key tasks: including, how to complete a supervision plan and apply the appropriate levels of supervision; how to complete the steps to assessment and ensuring the 20 conditions of the Expedition section are met; and the opportunity to progress through the route to accreditation to assess expeditions.
Current courses are funded by DofE for delegates registered with a Licensed Organisation.
Outdoor First Aid
16 hour practical first aid course covering basic life support, common injuries and managing first aid incidents in remote locations. Suitable for validating most outdoor qualifications e.g. ML and Lowland Leader. Valid for 3 years.
First Aid training will be organised by email with our registered volunteers.
Mountain Training: Walk Leadership Awards
Lowland Leader Award
National governing body qualification, training aspirant leaders in the skills required to lead walking groups in lowland countryside and woodland, in summer conditions. There is a 2-day training course followed by a consolidation period and a 2-day assessment.
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Outdoor course for people who wish to supervise camping and teach campcraft activities. The skills covered apply to groups using serviced campsites and wild camps.
This is a new qualification replacing the Expedition Skills Module.