Mountainsports

Fife outdoor education

Mountainsports

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Hillwalking

NGB Qualifications

Lowland Leader Award Training and Assessment

The Lowland Leader qualification has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions.

You will cover;

  • Leadership Skills and Group Management
  • Walking Skills
  • Planning a Walk
  • Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
  • Equipment
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures
  • Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

Hill & Moorland Leader Training and Assessment

Get away from the paths and enjoy our wild places as a Hill and Moorland Leader.

You will cover;

  • Walking and Route Finding
  • Navigation
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures
  • Equipment
  • Responsibilities of the Leader
  • Group Management
  • Access, Conservation and Environmental Knowledge
  • Weather

Camping Leader

A qualified Camping Leader can operate in a variety of campsites, all with vehicle access, including land with no facilities and commercial campsites offering a range of facilities. A qualified Camping Leader who also holds a Mountain Training walking leadership qualification can operate in terrain within the scope of that scheme i.e. journey and wild camp.

The Camping Leader scheme is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, President’s Award and/or Ten Tors training among other things. The skills covered apply to groups using commercial campsites as well as wild camping.

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You will cover;

  • Leadership and group management
  • Planning and supervision
  • Teaching and learning skills
  • Camping equipment
  • Camping food and cooking

Climbing

NGB Qualifications

Climbing Wall Instructor

The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. It is ideal for people who work at climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers.

Climbing Wall Instructors should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during your training course.

  • Technical Competence (including equipment, belaying, personal skills and background knowledge)
  • Management and Decision Making (including planning, managing participants, decision making, knowledge and demonstration of techniques and managing other staff)
  • Teaching and Learning Skills
  • The Climbing Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics)

Indoor Climbing Assistant

The Indoor Climbing Assistant is designed for people who want to support qualified instructors with climbing sessions on artificial structures. People interested in this scheme might be parents, youth workers, young leaders or teachers and the focus is on assisting with core tasks within a session.
Indoor Climbing Assistants are not qualified to manage groups independently.
A qualified Indoor Climbing Assistant can operate on Indoor and outdoor artificial bouldering venues and Indoor and outdoor climbing walls.
The course involves one day (or potentially two evenings) of training and ongoing assessment in a supportive learning environment.
If you have completed the Indoor Climbing Assistant you should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during the course.
  • Technical competence (equipment, belaying, personal skills and background knowledge)
  • Management and decision making (managing participants under supervision, demonstrations and understanding your role)
  • Teaching and learning skills
  • The climbing environment (access, etiquette and ethics

For more information on these qualifications, check out Mountain Training

Mountain Sports Courses

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    Lowland Leader Award Training

    Minimum Age 17. The Lowland Leader Award is a nationally accredited scheme across Ireland and the UK. The award is designed to train and assess those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions.
    Age group: Adult; • Day: Saturday;Sunday; • Time: 09:00-19:00 • Cost: £140 - Discounted price available to Fife Council staff and volunteers

    Sessions will take place from 12 March 2022 to 13 March 2022
    Lochore Meadows Outdoor Education Centre, Crosshill, Lochgelly KY5 8BA
    To book contact the centre on 01592 583388