Lowland Leader Award Training
Lowland Leaders should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered during your two day training course:
Leadership Skills and Group Management
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.
Consolidation: The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. We recommend at least three months between training and assessment and if it takes you a few years to feel ready, that’s fine too. You can use the excuse 'I'm preparing for assessment' to have as many walking adventures as you like, so get out there and explore this beautiful country of ours!
You should have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside.
You should have personally undertaken and logged an absolute minimum of ten varied walks in lowland terrain where the use of a map is required or have attended a walking and navigation personal skills training course recognised by Mountain Training.
Minimum age of 17.
Lowland Leader Award Assessment
The Lowland Leader assessment is 2 days long (minimum 16 hours contact time)
Expedition Skills Module for overnight activities
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