Long Mynd Walking
Courses


DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD




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COURSES FOR STUDENTS


Award Training
Assessment for Silver or Bronze £100 per day plus expenses if away from Long Mynd
Assessment for Gold £100 per day plus expenses
Training by arrangement £100 per day

First Aid
Gold Expedition First Aid
It can be difficult to get First Aid instruction for your students for the expedition section of the Gold Award and it is always difficult to make the training realistic.Long Mynd Walking can offer expedition training in the realistic outdoor setting of the Long Mynd. All aspects of the First Aid syllabus as set out by the D of E - will be covered in a half day. To make up your day you could take up the risk awareness and health and safety issues course.
First Aid and Emergency Procedures
  • Action in an emergency - resuscitation, airway, breathing and circulation.
  • The treatment of wounds and bleeding.
  • Treatment for shock.
  • The recognition and the immediate treatment of more serious conditions, sprains, dislocations and broken limbs.
  • The emergency transport of casualties.
  • The recognition, treatment and prevention of hypothermia.
  • The treatment of blisters, cuts, abrasions, minor burns and scalds, headaches, insect bites,sunburn and splinters.
  • Knowing what to do in the case of an accident or emergency.
  • Summoning help - what people need to know, telephoning for help, the written message.
  • Getting help, self-help and waiting for help to arrive keeping safe and warm, helping people to find you.


  • Fee £70 per group of 12
    Duration 2-3 hrs

    An Awareness of Risk and Health and Safety Issues
  • Expedition fitness.
  • Telling people where you are going.
  • Undertaking a risk assessment.
  • Keeping together.
  • Weather forecasts - knowing how, where and when to obtain weather forecasts, relating weather forecasts to observed conditions, looking for signs which will indicate changes in the weather.


  • Fee £30 per group of 12
    Duration 2-3 hrs

    Camp Skills
    Introduction to camp skills types of equipment stoves etc and its use. Tents and pitching £25 per hour or by arrangement

    Navigation
    Adult Groups (two people) Intense one-to-one instruction over two days on the rudiments of compass and map work also to be competent in walking in whiteout or night time. £95 pp or £25 ph
    Groups instruction over one or two days (dependent on requirements) on the rudiments of compass and map work £120 per day. National Navigation Award Scheme certificates and courses by arrangement.

    Taster Day
    A one day 'taster day' covering the expedition section requirments - content by arrangement.Click Here

    COURSES FOR LEADERS


    Expedition First Aid 2 Day course £120 pp
    First Aid at Work 1 Day £90 pp
    First Aid at Work 2 Day refresher£120 pp
    First Aid at Work 3 Day £150 pp

    BEL Basic Expedition Leader Award
    The BEL is a nationally recognised award that allows people to
  • Lead groups in lowland areas -
  • Be responsible for the care of others in the outdoors including day journeys
  • Organise base and mobile camps

  • £370 pp
    The BEL award is now the minimum qualification required by many Operating Authorities offering the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme - it is required to train and lead groups for the expedition section of award.

    Navigation
    Adult Groups (two people) – Intense one-to-one instruction over two days on the rudiments of compass and map work also to be competent in walking in ‘whiteout’ or night time. £95 pp or £25 ph
    National Navigation Award Scheme certificates and courses by arrangement.