EXPEDITION SKILLS MODULE INFORMATION

The Expedition Skills Module is an addition to the Lowland Leader and Hill and Moorland Leader schemes and designed for people who wish to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions in terrain and conditions within the scope of their leadership award.

Course Director

All courses must be delivered by an approved course director. For course director responsibilities please see the Quality Manual area.

Scope of the award

The Expedition Skills Module trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead others on camping expeditions that fit ALL of the following criteria:
  • Expeditions should not cross any terrain that is beyond the scope of the Leadership Qualification held.
  • Any exit route from a campsite that might be undertaken in an emergency should similarly fall within the defined scope of the award held.
  • Camp sites may be commercial sites, sheltered ‘farm’ sites with limited or no facilities but accessible by vehicle or ‘wild’ sites away from vehicle access. Due to the defined terrain scope of the Lowland Leader Award camping will tend to be ‘non-wild’ for holders of this award.

Candidate Registration Requirements

Candidates will be registered automatically when registering for the Lowland Leader or the Hill and Moorland Leader. Existing holders of these awards will be registered for the module on request.

COMBINED TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT COURSE

Candidate Requirements

  • Hold either the Lowland Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader.
  • Have personally undertaken and logged an absolute minimum of ten overnight camps
  • Have assisted with at least two group camps which can be part of the ten logged camps above.As the course combines training and assessment, candidates should seek to be as fully prepared as possible – the requirements above are minimums.
  • Hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hour course and relevant to the work of the award holder.
  • It is not essential for candidates to hold a reference to complete the assessment.

Minimum Course Duration

  • 16 hours.
  • Delivered in a 2 day programme.

Group Size

  • 2 candidates minimum (temporary change)
  • 12 candidates maximum.

Staffing Ratio

  • 1 staff : 6 candidates.

Additional Course Staff Award

Hill and Moorland Leader plus Expedition Skills Module or higher. Please see course staff requirements in the Leadership Award Quality Manual for further guidance.



DRAFT

CAMPING LEADER INFO

The Camping Leader scheme is for campers wishing to support and develop a participant’s camping proficiency.

  • Assessment Notes

Scope of the scheme

A qualified Camping Leader can:
  • Supervise a camping group
  • Teach campcraft activities
Terrain

A qualified Camping Leader can operate in:
  • A variety of campsites, all with vehicular access, such as land with no facilities or commercial campsites offering a range of facilities.
  • A qualified Camping Leader holding a Mountain Training walking leadership qualification can operate in terrain within the scope of that scheme.
Exclusions

The scheme does not cover the supervision of groups away from the campsite.

Candidate registration prerequisites

Candidates that register for the Camping Leader alone;
  • You must be at least 17 years old.
  • You must have camping experience.
  • You must have a genuine interest in the supervision of groups.
Candidates will be registered automatically when registering for the Lowland Leader or the Hill and Moorland Leader. Existing holders of these awards will be registered for the module on request.

ONLINE TRAINING (OPTIONAL)

Candidate Requirements

  • You must be registered for the scheme.
  • You should have some personal or supervisory overnight camping experience.

Consolidation

  • There is no consolidation period, though candidates are advised to have completed the online training course or have had had equivalent training prior to undertaking the Camping Leader assessment.
  • Some candidates may benefit by undertaking further personal camping trips or supervising camping groups in a variety of settings.
  • There is currently no time limit on the validity of a training course and some candidates may take several years to complete the qualification.
  • Familiarise yourself with the syllabus and revisit the online training if necessary.

ASSESSMENT COURSE

Candidate prerequisites

  • You must have personally undertaken and logged an absolute minimum of five overnight camps, ideally in a variety of contexts.
  • You must have assisted with or overseen at least two group camps. If personal camping has only been undertaken when also supervising a group, then these two group camps can be part of the total submitted for personal camping i.e. some candidates may need to log only five overnight camps in total. Reflective comments must accompany the group supervision evidence.
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus.
  • You must be an experienced self-sufficient camper.
  • You must have experience of the supervision of camping groups.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have completed an appropriate first aid course. You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course which involved at least one full day or eight hours of instruction and included an element of assessment.

Minimum Course Duration

  • 8 hours.
  • Normally delivered in a 1 day programme.
  • Programme can be split into 2 x 4hr events delivered within a one month period.

Group Size

  • 2 candidates minimum.
  • 12 candidates maximum.

Staffing Ratio

  • 1 staff : 6 candidates

Course Director

All courses must be directed by an approved course director. For course director responsibilities please see the Leadership Schemes Quality Manual.

Additional Course Staff Qualification

Hill and Moorland Leader plus Expedition Skills Module/Camping Leader

Please see course staff requirements in the Awards Quality Manual area for further guidance.

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