Trekforce Outdoor Leader Training Course
This 4-week practical course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their skill, confidence and leadership potential in the outdoors. Based in Snowdonia and operated by our professional leader instructors, the program is packed with learning modules aligned with nationally recognised outdoor certifications.
Location: Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
Duration: 28 days
Develop your mountain skills and log up 7 Quality Mountain Days ready for the Summer Mountain Leader Training. You will be trained in route planning, group leadership, and incident management. The mountains of North Wales will also expose you to inclement weather, giving you ample opportunity to develop techniques and strategies to operate in such environments. These mountain days, completed with your team and Instructors, will add real value to your Mountain Training logbook.
Summer Mountain Leader Training
Directed by members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team, this 6-day course covers mountain walking, group safety management, rope work and environmental knowledge. This training phase is a combination of mountain days, skills training, and indoor lectures, and will include two nights of wild camping.
Skills Training & Qualifications
Build the skills necessary to achieve National Governing Body awards. Included in the skills days will be your Activity First Aid (16hrs) certificate, RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme, Off-Site Safety Management course, British Canoeing Paddle Awards (Start, Discover & Explore), and Mental Health First Aid training.
Leadership & Personal Development Workshops
Develop an understanding of leadership theory, group dynamics and individual management in a range of discussions, activities, and workshops. Take the opportunity to define your personal goals and develop strategies to plan and track your progress.
All internal transport
Accommodation & Meals
Qualified & Experienced Gapforce Instructors
Activities as listed
24/7 UK emergency backup
OLT Logbook with Certificates and Written Feedback from Instructors
OLT Graduation Pack
Training & Awards
Summer Mountain Leader Training
QA Activity First Aid (16hrs)
RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme
Off-Site Safety Management
British Canoeing Paddle Awards
Mental Health First Aid
Incident Management Training
Medical Scenario Training
Leadership Theory Training
Presentation & Briefing Training
Cultural & Environmental Workshop
Outdoor Industry & Career Workshop
What’s not included
Transport to/from destination • Travel Insurance • Visa & Vaccinations • Spending Money
What is the food like?
All meals are provided throughout the course and will be cooked by the group. Food will be local supermarket fare, hearty and nutritious. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know at least a week before the program starts. Vegetarian options will always be provided
What type of transport will I be using?
You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the start point of the course. During the course, all internal travel is provided. Internal travel throughout the course will consist of a range of transport types, please give us a call for more information on individual journey details.
Where will I be staying?
You will be spending the majority of your time either in a bunkhouse or camping. Please be prepared for basic accommodation throughout your stay. Bathrooms and kitchen facilities will be shared.
FOR DATES AND AVAILABILITY, TO CONTACT AN ADVISOR, OR TO MAKE A BOOKING, PLEASE VISIT THE GAPFORCE WEBPAGE