Mountainsports

Fife outdoor education

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For specific course dates and the most up to date information, please check the Outdoor Education FB Page, or contact the centre on 01592 583388.


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

Expedition Skills Module

The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders. It's an opportunity to increase your skills where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions. This module in ideal for those involved in DofE and is also suitable for those who wish to develop overnight journeys.

You will cover;

  • Equipment
  • Food and cooking
  • Planning and leadership
  • Training and supervising expedition groups

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)

Local Leader Awards

Fife Climbing Wall Leader

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For more information on these qualifications, check out Mountain Training