Module 1: Introduce & Understand
Dates: 28th February – 1st March 2020
The first module is focused on training and developing leadership and practical expedition skills. You will learn more about expedition planning, navigation skills and safety, and risk assessments
Module 2: Learning & Practice
This second module is designed to expand personal skills development, assist in planning training activities for the Young Explorer Training event and understand Trainee Leader roles and responsibilities within the expedition leadership structure.
Module 3: Application & Review
Dates: 17th – 19th April 2020
Explorer Briefing Weekend: This weekend is designed to brief the Explorers with the knowledge they need before embarking on expedition. You will be an integral part of the weekend and will put your new knowledge into practice, helping to design and deliver sessions and icebreakers
Module 4: Expedition First Aid Training
Dates: May 2020 TBC
First Aid Course: A highly comprehensive 16hr nationally recognised first aid course specifically designed for expedition Leaders and delivered by industry specialists.
Module 5: Building Competency & Credibility
Dates: 22nd - 26th June 2020
Location: National Mountain Centre at Plas Y Brenin
Accompanied by instructors from the National Mountain Centre at Plas Y Brenin, the team will complete the Mountain Leader Training Summer course; the first step in becoming a fully qualified Mountain Leader
Module 6: Performance & Growth (Expedition)
Dates: Himalaya +/- 24th July – 28th August | Scottish Highlands 24th July – 23rd August
Location: Himalaya & Scottish Highlands
Going out as part of the advance party you will help finalise logistics before embarking into the field to help construct Base Camp. During this time, you could be leading and running training sessions, helping with logistics at Base Camp, developing science projects, debriefing and reviewing with young people or assisting in leading groups through the expedition. You will continue your own leadership development journey with frequent mentoring and coaching with your Trainee Leader Mentor.
Module 7: Consolidate & Complete
Dates: 2-4th October 2020
The final part of your incredible nine-month journey. On this weekend, you will complete your Off-Site Safety Management course and get the opportunity to add an additional couple of days to your ML logbook.