Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: Lowland Leader Award Assessment
Course Code: OR129

This 2 day assessment is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency in a range of skills. Candidates must have completed the Lowland Leader Award training or have received exemption from the MLT.

This qualification is designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you'll never be short of places to go walking.

The leadership opportunities for Lowland Leaders are varied and far reaching, from the South West Coast Path to the Great Glen Way; walking in lowland areas can be no less spectacular than walking high up in the mountains - and with campaigns such as Britain on Foot and Walking for Health proving really popular there’s never been a better time to be a walking leader.

Candidates need to register via the Mountain Training website http://www.mountain-training.org/



Lowland Leader Award Assessment

Course Content

Lowland Leaders will be assessed for competency in the following key areas:
Leadership Skills and Group Management
Walking Skills
Planning a walk
Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
Hazards and Emergency Procedures
Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Lowland Leader Handbook and the onus is on you to be competent in all of them by the time you come to assessment.

Assessment courses will contain a minimum of 16 hours contact time and will be delivered by Mountain Training approved Providers. Candidates will be tested in accordance with the syllabus and should ensure they are familiar with it before attending the course.

Attendance will be recorded by the Provider or Director and entered on to the Mountain Training Candidate Management System.

Entry Requirements

You should have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside Minimum age of 17.

Next Steps

Expedition Skills Module for overnight activities

Career Opportunities

This is a nationally recognised Award which will allow you to operate as a leader of walking parties in rural countryside, forests and lowland areas