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

Price: £2950


Mountain 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.


What’s Included

Pre-training support

All internal transport

Accommodation & Meals

Comprehensive Training

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.