Woodland Skills Leader £400
The Overview for the Woodland Skills Leader includes the following:
Thinking of delivering woodland & Bushcraft skills?
Are you a teacher, scout leader, outdoor instructor or youth worker who wishes to deliver woodland skills, such as Bushcraft & Survival activities, but you aren’t qualified?
Would you like to inspire others, by teaching them to craft with tools, light & safely manage camp-fires, play outdoor games, build shelters and explore the natural world?
Or maybe you already have leadership qualifications, but you lack the confidence to deliver some woodland activities? Would you like some new ideas, or to improve the safety of your sessions by incorporating proven risk management strategies?
How did the WSL come about?
With a growing interest in the area of woodland skills, more people are wishing to engage in activities related to Bushcraft, Survival, Forest School, Scouting and traditional camping.
We have identified a clear need for schools, scout groups, youth groups and outdoor centres to access training for their staff, which not only develops personal competence, but which ensures the safe and effective leadership of such activities.
Why choose the WSL over other training courses?
We offer the LSI, but this can be difficult for most people to achieve, or the award is superfluous to their teaching needs. The Woodland Skills Leaders course costs just £400 for the training and includes the assessment. The course including assessment takes place over four consecutive days.
The WSL course, which has been accredited by the IOL, to provide a means by which potential leaders can develop their capabilities, in an affordable and time efficient way.
The Itinerary for the Woodland Skills Leader includes the following:
The Woodland Skills Leaders Certificate (WSL) has been created to ensure the safety of participants, whilst providing a foundation for the effective delivery of woodland activities to unskilled client groups.
On our WSL training course you will cover a range of activities including:
- The safe and effective group-use of tools with appropriate craft activities to engage people and ensure that they will leave your sessions with a sense of pride and accomplishment, carrying something they’ve made with their own two hands.
- Group management strategies for lighting fires, managing the camp fire and group cooking activities to ensure that everybody gets involved safely… with as little washing up as possible!
- Building shelters from natural materials and using man made resources, such as tarps, including the ability to effectively use and teach the use of cordage/knots/lashings etc… without bringing learners to tears in frustration.
- Learn games, problem solving and team building activities which can be used with a broad range of clients to engage them, and make sure they have an enjoyable and memorable experience out in the woods.
Learners, or potential future leaders, are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes during the WSL training and assessment courses:
- To demonstrate both personal competence, and leading/instructional ability, in the woodland skills of; tool use, fire lighting, shelter building, flora and fauna identification and natural craft skills.
- To develop the ability to create appropriate; lesson plans, risk assessments and operational policies necessary to lead woodland skills sessions.
- Develop knowledge and ability of; instruction & group management strategies related to woodland skills, environmental considerations of woodland skills training and the leave-no-trace ethos, appropriate models of teaching & learning and integrating woodland skills into wider outdoor learning practices.
- The WSL opens opportunities of further study within the field of outdoor education, for both leaders and their client groups. It promotes safe and responsible use of our natural environments and will help to raise the profile of outdoor learning.
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Land-Based Survival Instructor £2800.00
The Overview for the Land-Based Survival Instructor includes the following:
The Land-Based Survival Instructor is a partnership set up in 2017 to Deliver Survival Instructor courses. Please feel free to contact via BCS or visit the LSI Homepage Landsurvival.co.uk
Due to the growing demand for formal Survival Training over the past 3 decades the LSI is designed with a view to equip successful candidates with the knowledge and Instructional skills to deliver Professional survival courses. This takes many forms, from formal risk assessments, health and safety considerations to the planning, preparation and execution of delivering relevant courses to a paying client.
The LSI is a multi-environmental course looking at a wide range of Survival techniques within different topographical areas and throughout all 4 seasons of the year. Throughout the process candidates will be potentially required to experience working in a hostile habitat that they may not be familiar with, with a view to increase their knowledge and own skill base whilst at the same time being mentored and directed down other avenues of qualifications I.e Mountain Leader etc. The process of the LSI will qualify the successful candidate to provide fully insured Survival Training to the paying public in a non-remote setting (No further than 30 minutes from a road head and up to a height of 600m, unless accompanied by additional qualifications/experience).
The LSI is open to all candidates regardless of experience or ability. A logbook must be submitted prior to being accepted onto the training course outlining a minimum of 20 “Survival” days, where the candidate has experienced some form of hardship or spent the day practising hard skills relevant to the award. Please note this can include a wide range of settings and scenarios, not just woodland based, and can be of a “historic” nature. Candidates should be physically fit and have a certain amount of mental robustness due to prolonged amounts of time in the outdoors, often in bad weather.
The LSI offers flexible course admission, anyone with Prior knowledge and other qualifications will be assessed so as to ascertain areas for development prior to continuing with the syllabus.
At the time of being accepted onto the LSI, candidates must be in possession of an in-date 2 day first aid course (EFAW is built into the modules)
The Itinerary for the Land-Based Survival Instructor includes the following:
- First point of contact – Candidates shall register their interest by sending an email to email@example.com with a brief outline of their prior experience and reasons for their interest (work, interest, personal development etc)
- Email is forwarded to the course director. Further emails may ensue if we/you have any questions.
- Payment is made. On receipt of payment, Assessment and experience logbooks are issued by the course director along with Dates and joining instructions for the years course (LSI).
Module 1 – Personal performance
Attendees will join the first module. This takes the form of a 3 Day course, and covers PLAN-M, Survival Pyramid and the rule of three’s. This is the point where Instructional staff get “eyes on”, and will be able to direct the candidate as to gaps in skill sets that need to be addressed.
Module 2 – H&S and coaching days
Attendees will attend a 3 day course looking at formal risk assessment making, health and safety in the outdoors and complete EFAW first aid bolt-on.
Module 3 – Upland/Mountain training
Attendees will attend a 2 day course concentrating on working as a Survival instructor in an upland environment.
Module 4 – Coastal
Attendees will investigate PLAN in an coastal setting
Module 5 – Winter
Attendees will carry out training in an arctic environment upland/woodland
This period will be used by attendees to work on personal skills and group management through course delivery, either through working with their own groups or as part of a mentoring process delivering BCS courses.
Module 6 – Teach Backs
Attendees will pull together lesson plans and deliver elements of PLAN (peer to peer)
Attendees will pull all the above together to deliver a two day survival course to members of the paying public. Successful candidates will be awarded badges and certificates.
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