What qualifications are you training towards?

 

MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Award level 1 + 2

Technical Terrain – (2 days +) this award allows access into open country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. The leader will operate within 30 minutes of cycling assistance… This award is used outside the UK in altitudes above 600 meters to lead groups on cycle/mountain bike routes that are defined by map and ground.” – MIAS

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What will this allow me to do?

This is a Leadership award that will enable you to safely lead groups of cyclists over technical terrain.

Where will I be doing it?

This course will be based in the Lake District. The perfect place to put your skills to the test and practise leading groups across uneven terrain.

What does this entail?

This course teaches you to lead journeys whilst dynamically risk assessing the surrounding environment. You will learn how to maintain control of your group whilst enabling them to individually challenge themselves along the way in a safe but fun manner.

Rock Climbing Instructor Training

The Rock Climbing Instructor scheme enables experienced rock climbers to instruct climbing on single pitch crags and artificial climbing walls and towers.” – Mountain Training.

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What will this allow me to do?

This training course will introduce you to a variety of important skills that are necessary in order to provide safe, fun and educational climbing sessions to clients.

Where will I be doing it?

Recently described as the Adventure capital of the UK, North Wales is the perfect location to show off your skills. Snowdonia National Park is home to a number of world famous crags that are steeped in climbing history.

What does this entail?

This training course will enhance your knowledge of climbing in its various forms. You will learn how to supervise groups at an indoor wall and out on real rock at single pitch crags. Top rope set-ups, abseils, and inclusive techniques are just a few of the things that you will come away having learnt. By now you should be competent and placing gear for anchor during setups and protection during lead climbs. Upon completion, it is time to head off on your consolidation period and gain valuable experience and practice your new found skills before going for assessment.

Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment

“The Rock Climbing Instructor scheme enables experienced rock climbers to instruct climbing on single pitch crags and artificial climbing walls and towers.” – Mountain Training.

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What will this allow me to do?

This assessment course will verify your technical capabilities of managing clients safely in both indoor and outdoor climbing environments. You will be able to set up top rope / bottom rope climbs as well as abseils and introduce clients to skills such as belaying and tying in safely using various buddy techniques.

Where will I be doing it?

Recently described as the Adventure capital of the UK, North Wales is the perfect location to show off your skills. Snowdonia National Park is home to a number of world famous crags that are steeped in climbing history.

What does this entail?

You will be assessed on your ability to safely manage groups in both indoor and outdoor climbing venues, teaching them the fundamentals of climbing and introducing them to the sport. You will be expected to efficiently and safely set up an abseil, top-rope and bottom rope climbs, as well as being asked to demonstrate your own personal climbing ability.

Summer Mountain Leader Training

“The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for people who want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a Mountain Leader and you’ll never look back.” – Mountain Training

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What will this allow me to do?

By the end of this course you will be confident in completing quality mountain days in most weather conditions, (Except winter). These QMDs are a vital prerequisite and great practise for the assessment.

Where will I be doing it?

Recently described as the Adventure capital of the UK, North Wales is the perfect location to show off your skills. Snowdonia National Park is the perfect place to explore and test your navigation abilities in all conditions.

What does this entail?

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of leading walking groups in remote areas of the UK. Teaching you navigation methods for both day and night time walking, route planning strategies, and risk management techniques.

Summer Mountain Leader Assessment

“The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for people who want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a Mountain Leader and you’ll never look back.” – Mountain Training

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What will this allow me to do?

Once qualified, you will be confident and competent in leading groups on walks in mountainous terrain.

Where will I be doing it?

Recently described as the Adventure capital of the UK, North Wales is the perfect location to show off your skills. Snowdonia National Park is the perfect place to explore and test your navigation abilities in all conditions.

What does this entail?

By now you will be skilled in both micro and macro navigation techniques and be happy to lead in various weather conditions. You will be happy to manage groups whilst wild camping on expeditions and ensure that all participants are adequately equipped to undertake the planned route.

Local Cave and Mine Leader Training

“The Local Cave and Mine Leader Assessment (LCMLA) Scheme provides an award recognising the competence of those wishing to take responsibility for others underground, for the benefit of employers or others in authority. The main considerations are equally the safety of the group and the conservation of a fragile environment.” – British Caving

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What will this allow me to do?

This training course will give you the basic knowledge to safely explore this underground world and set you up for your consolidation period before undertaking assessment.

Where will I be doing it?

Recently described as the Adventure capital of the UK, North Wales is the perfect location to explore these otherworldly underground systems. The mines in Snowdonia National Park are some of the best preserved in the country and this course enables you to combine immersing yourself in local history with agreat day of adventure.

What does this entail?

This training course is an introduction to the local cave and mine leader scheme. You will explore non-vertical cave and mine systems in a specific geographical area and learn various techniques and leadership methods. You will also learn about the formation of these systems and the way in which both Men and Nature carve their way through the earth beneath us.