Unit 1 – Developing Outdoor Leadership Skills On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Understand the skills and behaviours needed for effective, inclusive leadership 2. Understand the scope and importance of key leadership skills 3. Understand the importance of leadership skills and behaviours in a range of situations 4. Be able to evaluate and reflect own practice as a leader
Unit 2 – Plan a Walk for a Group in Lowland Countryside On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Understand the legal constraints when planning a walk 2. Understand the organisational guidelines when planning a walk 2.1 Explain the remit of the walk Leader 3. Plan a walk 3.1 Create a plan for selected route with public access that is within the remit of the leader and that meets the needs of a given group 4. Understand the importance of a weather forecast 4.1 Adapt a walk plan as a result of the weather forecast
Unit 3 – Prepare for a Walk in Lowland Countryside On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Describe a range of clothing and equipment available for walking 1.1 Advise participants on clothing and equipment required for a day walk 1.2 Advise participants on the maintenance requirements of clothing and walking equipment for a day walk 1.3 Produce a fully quipped walk leader rucksack 2. Understand how fitness affects the ability to undertake a walk 2.1 Explain how fitness levels can affect the ability to participate in a walk 2.2 Describe methods of developing walking fitness 3. Understand how to care for feet for a walk 3.1 Explain how to care for feet before, during and after a walk 4. Understand the dietary requirements for a day walk 4.1 Understand the importance of hydration and energy 4.2 Advise participants on the importance of liquids and food intake for a day walk
Unit 4 – Lead Sessions that Impart the Knowledge and Skills required to Walk in Lowland Countryside On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Manage sessions that impart the knowledge and skills for walking in lowland countryside 1.1 Plan a sessions which are appropriate for the group 1.2 Lead a sessions which meet the needs of a group 2. Monitor participants learning 2.1 Check participants' knowledge and understanding throughout the sessions 2.2 Select and apply feedback methods that meet the needs of participants 2.3 Review and conclude the sessions 3. Evaluate the sessions 3.1 Evaluate the role they played in the sessions and identify what could be improved for future sessions
Unit 5 – Lead a Walk in Lowland Countryside On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Manage a range of walks in lowland countryside. 1.1 Plan a range of walks 1.2 Lead a range of walks 1.3 Use effective communication when leading sport/physical activity sessions 1.4 Use effective motivation methods when leading sport/physical activity sessions 1.5 Adapt a day walk effectively in line with the needs of the participant(s) 1.6 Use ground rules as part of a sport/physical activity session 1.7 Apply safety procedures and manage new risks as they occur 1.8 Use tactics to maintain the pace of walk 1.9 Navigate accurately whilst leading 2. Be able to take care of the countryside. 2.1 Complete an environmental impact risk assessment 2.2 Educate participants on the importance of caring for the countryside 3. Conclude and evaluate the walk 3.1 Review and conclude a walk 3.2 Evaluate the role they played in a walk and identify what could be improved for future walks
Unit 6 – Navigation for the Walk Leader On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Know the different types of maps available 2. Use a compass within the remit of the Walk Leader 2.1 Use a compass to:
Set the map.
Check direction of path.
Take and walk on a bearing.
3. Estimate distance on the map and on the ground 3.1 Estimate the time to walk a route using distance to be covered and height gain 3.2 Apply timing and pacing to estimate distance on the map and on the ground 4. Interpret the representation of relief on a map. 4.1 Identify land forms against contour information on the map to include:
4.2 Describe the ground shapes from the relief information on the map 5. Be able to apply navigational techniques 5.1 Devise a navigational strategy 5.2 Select and apply a range of navigational techniques such as:
Collecting and catching features
6. Know what to do if lost 6.1 Recognise the occurrence of an error 6.2 Apply relocation techniques 7. Educate participants on basic navigational skills and techniques 7.1 Educate participants on skills and techniques required to navigate using handrails in terrain with numerous feature points
Unit 7 – Management of Unaccompanied Groups in the Countryside On completion of this unit learner must be able to show competence in the following areas: 1. Know the reasons for groups to operate unaccompanied 2. Understand the emergency procedures when supervising unaccompanied groups 2.1 Explain the emergency procedures to be followed 3. Devise a supervision strategy for groups undertaking unaccompanied journeys 3.1 Explain the factors that must be considered when devising an appropriate supervision plan 3.2 Select and apply effective methods of supervision 3.4 Select and apply procedures to effectively assess and manage risk
Unit 8 – Campcraft for the Expedition Leader On completion of this unit the learner must demonstrate competence in the following areas: 1. Manage a range of overnight expeditions 1.1 Plan a range of overnight expeditions 1.2 Lead a range of overnight expeditions with minimum impact on the environment 1.3 Apply safety procedures and manage new risks as they occur 2. Describe a range of personal and group equipment for expedition camping. 2.1 Present the advantages and disadvantages of different designs and materials of personal and group camping equipment 2.2 Explain the maintenance requirements of camping equipment. 2.3 Produce a fully equipped camp leader rucksack 3. Educate participants on the use of expedition camping equipment 3.1 Demonstrate the correct use of camping equipment to educate participants 4. Prepare food for overnight expeditions. 4.1 Produce menus for overnight expeditions 4.2 Educate participants on the personal hygiene procedures to be followed before and during cooking. 5. Manage groups during overnight expeditions 6. Know the different types of accommodation available for overnight expeditions