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Specialists in DofE Expeditions, bushcraft and outdoor training.

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What’s included:

  • Expert supervision – all our instructors are very experienced and hold the Mountain Leaders Award as a minimum qualification.
  • Accredited Assessors - Gold standard assessors are available for all our Qualifying expeditions.
  • Medical Advisor - we retain the services of a qualified doctor to advise on specific medical matters associated with expeditions.
  • ‘Risk Assessments, Operating Procedures and Policies’ - these are regularly reviewed and you'll receive them in a single, comprehensive document.
  • ‘Our Tips for Success’ training booklet and our new ‘Performance Criteria Checklist’ - our own publications designed to increase the effectiveness of expedition training.
  • Assistance with expedition paperwork - we'll help take the burden of expedition preparation by completing Green Forms and other paperwork.
  • Medical and Consent Forms and Equipment Lists - we'll guide you through kit needs and ensure all appropriate medical information is acquired.
  • Tents and stoves – we can supply high quality trekking tents and gas Trangia stoves if required.
  • Emergency spare equipment - appropriate back-up kit such as fleeces, waterproofs, sleeping bags, rucksacks etc will be provided on an expedition.
  • Emergency Procedure Cards and Hi-vis vests - safety equipment will be distributed at the start of each expedition.
  • Quality training and route planning days – we can help with all the pre-expedition preparation at a venue convenient to you.
  • The opportunity for school staff new to DofE to gain experience - we can provide shadowing opportunities with other clients for your staff to see how our expeditions are run and understand what the expedition process is like.
  • Camp fees and DofE fees paid by Learn Outdoors - these will be accounted for in your price.
  • Insurance - our activities are appropriately insured through 'Activities Industry Mutual' who are specialists in the outdoor sector.

Testimonials

“All three instructors were excellent – the students were motivated by their teaching and they gave the students a wealth of skills which will enable them to succeed in their assessed expedition. The whole trip has been organised very well and has run very smoothly. Thank you very much!”

"Owen ran the weekend exceptionally well.  He gave very clear instructions to staff and students.  He formed very positive bonds with the students and so was able to get the best out of them."

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.”

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