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. It is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award because the skills covered apply to expeditions using commercial campsites as well as wild camping.
This is a 2 Day combined training and assessment course with an overnight camp. At the end of the course, your attendance will be recorded as either:
- Pass (you have shown an appropriate level of competence and have sufficient experience) or
- Not yet completed (you are not yet proficient in certain aspects of the syllabus or lack experience). You will be given an action plan to help you work towards completion.
More information about the syllabus can be found on the Mountain Training website: Expedition Skills Module
- You must check that you are registered for the module on the Candidate Management System (CMS)
- You must have passed a walking leader assessment (Lowland, Hill and Moorland or Mountain)
- You must have logged an absolute minimum of 10 overnight camps; ideally in a variety of contexts
- You must have assissted with at least two group camps (these can be included in your 10 personal camps)
- You must have a valid 16 hour first aid certificate, relevant to your work as a walking leader
Candidates are expected to provide all of their own equipment. You should bring all normal clothing and footwear suited to operating in the terrain within the remit of your award and as you would carry as a Leader.
We have a small supply of maps should you not have access to your own.
Course Dates: Courses run on request with a min of 4 candidates
Please note that courses need a min number of 4 candidates to run.
Venue: Anderton Centre, New Road, Nr Chorley PR6 9HG