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  1. Free Outdoor Training For Mock Students At Plas y Brenin

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    Throughout the year Plas y Brenin (PyB) runs training and assessment courses in various activities and, in order to make the courses as authentic as possible, ‘mock’ students are used so that the candidates can accurately display their tuition and/or assessing skills. Being assessed for a high level qualification is a very stressful experience for the candidates and in order to provide them with as fair an assessment as possible PyB looks for mock students who have enough but not too much, relevant experience and a high level of commitment to the day. This is a great way to gain experience, confidence and free coaching! An experienced instructor will of course be closely supervising the candidates throughout the day. Courses currently using mock students are outlined below, along with a brief note of the level of mock student PyB is looking for.

     

    Mountain Assessor Training Workshops – this is an opportunity for Mountain Leader Trainees to have a ‘mock assessment’ by candidates training as assessors.

     

    Mountain Instructor Award Assessments and Re-assessments – this is an opportunity for novice climbers to learn/develop their skills on multi-pitch crags, on occasions there are also opportunities for days scrambling. No previous experience required.

     

     

    BCU-UKCC Level 2 Coaching Paddlesport Assessments and Enhancement Courses – this is an opportunity for novice paddlers to learn/develop their kayak and open boat skills; no previous experience required.

     

    BCU-UKCC Level 2 Moderate Water Assessments – this is an opportunity for flat water paddlers keen to be introduced to white water kayak, canoe or sea kayaking.

     

     

    BCU-UKCC Level 3 Coaching Paddlesport Discipline Specific Assessments – this is an opportunity for intermediate paddlers keen to be introduced to or develop their skills in white water kayak, white water canoe or sea kayaking.

     

    BCU-UKCC 4 Star Leaders Award Assessments – this is an opportunity for experienced paddlers (kayak, open boat or sea kayak) to have a guided day out; you should be already happy paddling at 4 star level (you do not need to hold the award). If you are looking to complete your four star, then this a great opportunity to experience an assessment without being assessed and see what it is all about and the level expected.

     

    BCU-UKCC 5 Star Leaders Award Assessments – this is an opportunity for experienced paddlers (kayak, open boat or sea kayak) to have a guided day out; you should be already happy paddling at 5 star level (you not need to hold the award). If you are looking to complete your five star then this a great opportunity to experience an assessment without being assessed and see what it is all about and the level expected.

     

     

  2. Courses On Winter Hill Walking

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    If you’re planning on hillwalking, then ‘Hope for the best; plan for the worst’ is a sound attitude. Just carrying an ice axe and crampons when you’re venturing over the tops in winter conditions is not enough. You have to know how to use them competently and to be able to read the terrain and weather safely.

    A course at one of Britain’s top outdoor centres will give you an excellent start:

    Plas y Brenin – the National Mountain Centre – www.pyb.co.uk

    Glenmore Lodge – the Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre – www.glenmorelodge.org.uk

    Useful info, advice and occasional courses and talks can be found at the British Mountaineering Council (BMC); it’s not just for climbers but a useful resource for walkers as well – www.thebmc.co.uk

     

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