Upcoming activity training

This page sets out dates for upcoming activity training. More details about the various activities can be found on pages dedicated to the activity. See menu (left).

Hillwalking training, assessment weekends
and courses

Ropework Workshop:
12 January 2019 13.00–15.00

Caversham
Contact Activities Team

Hillwalking training and assessment weekend:
18–20 January 2019

Yr Hafod, Snowdonia
Trip full

Winter hillwalking weekend:
8–10 February 2019

Lake District
Registration closed

The 2019 diary will be out soon.

Climbing training

The County Climbing Active Support Unit (ASU) has arranged a series of training sessions and courses for those who want to develop their climbing skills or obtain an activities permit for running top rope climbing and abseiling.

For more information see: Climbing Unit page.

Archery & Shooting training

The Archery & Shooting ASU runs courses for those who want to be able to run shooting or gain permits.

For further information see: Shooting Unit page.

Rowing, pulling and sculling training

Our assessors will be running a course for those who want to run pulling.

For further information:
Contact Activities Team

DofE Expedition Assessor training

Unless you are accredited by the DofE Award scheme you are no longer able to assess a DofE Award expedition at any level. To become accredited you need to have completed an approved training course, assessed an expedition under supervision and been registered.

For further information see: DofE Award page.

First Aid training for adventurous activities

An accredited trainer delivers the Outdoor Pursuits 16-hour First Aid training course for us at well below the usual commercial rates. We are charging £30 for permit holders and those who have a county grant for adventurous activity training leading to a permit. The cost is £60 for others.

As well as meeting The Scout Association requirements for a higher level first aid than First Response for certain adventurous activities, the qualification is accepted by the the national governing bodies for hillwalking and climbing, paddle-sports, and sailing as meeting their mandatory requirements for leader & coaching qualifications.

The next Course will be over the weekend of the 23rd-24th of February 2019.  To apply, go to the diary on the county website (you will be asked to log on) and click on the diary entry for the course.

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme