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 2022

Date Description Venue Open To
22-23 January Hillwalking Training & assessment (T1 & T2) Yr Hafod –
North
Wales
All adults interested in
leading hillwalking
22-24 AprilT1 training & assessmentBlack MountainsAll interested in leading
Hillwalking
1-3 July JanuaryT1 and wild camping training & assessment Dartmoor All interested in leading
Hillwalking

The January course at Yr Hafod is now full. For more information other trips and to apply please visit the Mountain Team page. Please make clear whether you want training or assessment

Climbing training & assessment 2022

Date DescriptionVenue Open to
15 & 22 March
(evenings)
Climbing & abseiling training Earleywood Anyone seeking climbing permit for towers & walls
18 & 25 May (evenings)Climbing & abseiling training Earleywood
22 & 29 Sept (evenings)Climbing & abseiling training Earleywood
1 & 8 March (evenings)Climbing & abseiling Assessment Earleywood
4 & 11 May (evenings) Climbing & abseiling Assessment Earleywood
8 & 15 Sept (evenings) Climbing & abseiling Assessment Earleywood
2-3 April Climbing Training/Assessment Symonds YatAnyone seeking climbing permit for rock
16-17 July Climbing Training/Assessment Symonds YatAnyone seeking climbing permit for rock

For more information see: Climbing Unit page. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section. For the sessions at Earleywood please make clear whether you want climbing or abseiling.

Archery & Shooting training & assessment 2022

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
14-15 May Archery permit course (Training & assessmen)t Maidenhead Anyone seeking a permit to run
archery
TBAAir rifle training & assessmentAnyone seeking the qualification for running an air rifle range

For further information see: Shooting Unit page. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

Canoeing & Kayaking assessment 2022

Date Description Venue Open To
27 March Canoeing & kayaking
Assessments
Reading Anyone who wants to be assessed to run canoeing &/or
kayaking & needs a practical assessment

For further information: Contact Activities Team. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

Rafting – training & assessment 2022

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
9 April Raft building & permit Course Reading Anyone seeking a permit to run rafting

For further information: Contact Activities Team

Pulling (fixed seat rowing) training & assessment 2022

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
2-3 AprilTraining & Assessment CourseMaidenheadAnyone seeking a permit

We hope to be able to announce our training programme for 2021 before Christmas. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

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 and been registered.

For further information see: DofE Award page.

First Aid training for adventurous activities 2022

An accredited trainer delivers the Outdoor Pursuits 16-hour First Aid training course for us at well below the usual commercial rates. The course is free for everyone in Berkshire Scouting and £85 for others.

As well as meeting The Scout Association requirements for a higher level first aid than First Response for adventurous activities in remote areas, 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.

Date DescriptionVenueOpen to
5-6 Feb 2 day Outdoor First Aid Paddicks PatchPermit holders and anyone else seeking a higher level of first aid than First Response
7-8 May 2 day Outdoor First Aid Paddicks Patch
10-11 Sept 2 day Outdoor First AidPaddicks Patch
5-6 Nov 2 day Outdoor First AidPaddicks Patch

To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the first aid section.

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