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Programmed training dates and opportunities are not set in stone and can be moved or adapted.   Group discounts are available to BaDNS members.

 

Map Reading

An advanced classroom based course over 5 days on successive weekends.  Covering all there is to know about maps, interpretation, practice and theory.  There are some outdoor exercises and an afternoon practical.  From 50 per person for 6 to 8 people.

 

National Navigation Awards

National Navigation Awards have a minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 students per course from 50 per person.  The Navigation Awards courses are practical and conducted in the outdoors, though there is an introductory discussion to start off with.  You will need normal outdoor clothing to suit the expected weather, packed lunches, snacks and drinks.  Maps and compasses provided.  Group discounts are available.

 

  Bronze, an introductory level suitable for the majority of uncomplicated hill and mountain walking, including an assessment:

    2nd/3rd April - 2 spare spaces left

    1st/2nd October

  Silver, an advanced level making more use of the compass in open hill and moorland off-track, including an assessment:

    11th/12th June

    15th/16th October

    19th/20th November

  Gold training, a very advanced level up to the standard of Mountain Leader:

    2nd/3rd July

  Gold Assessments, are conducted on a further 1 day following a suitable period of consolidation.

 

Hill and Mountain Skills, from the Mountain Training Scheme

Hill and Mountain Skills have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 students per course at 110 per person.  The Hill and Mountain Skills courses are practical and conducted in the outdoors, though there is an introductory discussion to start off with.  You will need normal outdoor clothing to suit the expected weather, packed lunches, snacks and drinks.  Maps and compasses provided.  Group discounts are available.

 

  Hill Skills is conducted in areas defined as open hill and moorland up to around 600m asl

    9th/10th April

    29th/30 October

 

  Mountain Skills is conducted in upland and mountainous terrain reaching over 600m asl.

    16th/17th April

    13th/14th August

    3rd/4th December

 

The Navigation Awards and Hill and Mountain Skills courses are practical and conducted in the outdoors, though there is an introductory discussion to start off with.  You will need normal outdoor clothing to suit the expected weather, packed lunches, snacks and drinks.  Maps and compasses provided.  Group discounts are available.  Recommended equipment list

 

Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS)

This course includes a theory presentation, theory multi-choice test, and a driving assessment.  Successful completion is awarded with a certificate which is of use when using local authority minibuses.  From 50 per person for 2 to 5 people. 

 

Basic First Aid and CPR

Covering essential skills, from 20 per person for 4 to 8 people.

 

Other Courses

Winter Skills, Climbing, Abseiling and multi-day Expeditions can also be arranged.

 

 

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