Hampshire Mountain Centre

Instructor Courses

The Mountain Leader and Hill & Moorland Leader courses are for experienced walkers who are competent in walking and navigating in mixed terrain within uncultivated upland, moorland and / or mountain areas. At least 20 quality days walking in appropriate terrain are expected to be logged prior to attending training.

Prerequisites

Registration with Mountain Training England
Course participants are required to register with the MTE separately, prior to attending training. Registration is not included in the course costs. Further details are available from Mountain Training England

  • Walking experience

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Mountain Leader Training

Minimum age: 18

Duration: 6 days

The mountains of the UK are remote, technical and exposed to harsh and unpredictable weather. This makes them hazardous places for novice walkers, and the ML is designed to help responsible leaders who wish to operate in mountainous terrain in summer conditions.

The ML course helps to develop your group management skills, your ability to navigate in all conditions and to deal with mountain hazards (including steep ground).

The course includes one night of lightweight high level camping.

This course is based at Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon. The first half of the course is delivered in the Brecon Beacons, with the expedition taking place in larger rockier mountains of North Wales.

This course is non residential, however includes an overnight expedition. There may be an option for self catered accommodation at the centre - please enquire with the centre prior to booking.

For technical enquiries please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk

 

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Mountain Leader Assessment

Minimum age: 18

Duration 5 days

This course is based at Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon. The first half of the course is delivered in the Brecon Beacons, with the expedition taking place in larger rockier mountains of North Wales.

This course is non residential, however includes a two night expedition. There may be an option for self catered accommodation at the centre - please enquire with the centre prior to booking.

For technical enquiries please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk.

 

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MLT: Hill and Moorland Leader Training

Minimum age 18

Duration: 3 days

For leaders of walking groups in summer conditions in non-mountainous hilly terrain, know variously as upland, moor, bog, hill, fell or down. Such areas are often subject to harsh weather conditions, requiring an element of self-sufficiency, and this scheme will help you to develop the necessary skills and experience. This used to be called Walking Group Leader Award.

This course is based at Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon.

This course is non residential, however includes an overnight expedition. There may be an option for self catered accommodation at the centre - please enquire with the centre prior to booking.

For technical enquiries please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk

 

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Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment

Minimum age 18

Duration: 3 days

Candidates spend three days in small groups with an experienced assessor, looking at all aspects of leading in hill and moorland environments.

For experienced walkers who have completed their log book experience following the Hill and Moorland or WGL training course.

Candidates must have a current appropriate First Aid certification.

This course is based at Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre near Brecon. This used to be called Walking Group Leader Award.

This course is non residential, however includes an overnight expedition. There may be an option for self catered accommodation at the centre - please enquire with the centre prior to booking.

For technical enquiries please contact the Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre on 01874 622914 or email: mountaincentre@hants.gov.uk