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Course Programme

 

Weekend 1

 

Friday to Sunday

Venue: Cedars Coaching Academy

Friday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Introduction to the course

Remit of the award

Course programme

Assessment process

Saturday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Team building and leadership

Reviewing skills

Navigation: map work

Fitness and training

Saturday: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm:

Equipment

Sunday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Expedition clothing

Food and nutrition

Water supplies

Stoves and cooking

Sanitation and hygiene

Lightweight camping

Standing camps

Safety equipment

Equipment maintenance

  

Weekend 2

 

Friday to Sunday

Venue: Cedars Coaching Academy

Friday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Child protection

CRB procedures

Saturday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

First Aid: Primary Care/Secondary Care

Saturday: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm:

First Aid: Care for Children

Sunday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Instructional methods

Navigation: compass work

Orienteering training

Candidates plan Weekend 3’s orienteering event

 

Weekend 3

 

Friday to Sunday

Venue: Cedars Coaching Academy and Vandyke Upper School

Friday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Local authority and legal requirements

Saturday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Candidates run orienteering event for Vandyke Upper School’s Bronze D of E participants

Hazard awareness

Risk assessments

Consent, dietary and medical forms

Insurance

Transport

Communications

Emergency contacts and back-up

Costings and accounts

Planning an expedition

Saturday: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions

Weather and obtaining forecasts

One-to-one candidate-tutor meetings

Sunday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Emergency procedures

Navigation: route cards

Navigation: Memory-Map

Candidates plan Weekend 4’s expedition

 

Weekend 4

 

Friday to Sunday

Venue: Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire

Friday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Campcraft

Walking at night

Camping overnight at:

The Old Dairy Farm, Orchard Mill Lane, Stoke Hammond, Milton Keynes, MK17 9BF, GR: SP883308

Saturday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Leadership and party management

Living out of doors

Practical navigation skills in rural countryside

National Navigation Award Scheme: Bronze Award training

Saturday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Conservation and access

One-to-one candidate-tutor meetings

Camping overnight at:

Milton Bryan Campsite, Church End, Milton Bryan, Milton Keynes, MK17 9HR, GR: SP969310

Sunday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

National Navigation Award Scheme: Bronze Award assessment

The local environment

Candidates plan Weekend 5’s expedition

 

Weekend 5

 

Friday to Sunday

Venue: White Peak District

Friday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Countryside code

Rights of way

Remote supervision

Bunkhouse overnight at:

YHA Sheen Bunkhouse,Peakstones, Sheen, Derbyshire, SK17 0ES, GR: SK112614

Saturday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

Emergency scenarios

Practical navigation skills in open countryside

National Navigation Award Scheme: Silver Award training

Saturday: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm:

Aims and purposes of expedition ventures

Review logbooks

Camping overnight at:

Pomeroy Camping Park, Street House Farm, Pomeroy, Flagg, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9QG, GR: SK116674

Sunday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:

National Navigation Award Scheme: Silver Award assessment

Identifying additional training needs

Identifying placements for leadership opportunities

One-to-one candidate-tutor meetings

Course debrief and summary

 

Organisation

 

Sessions based at: Cedars Coaching Academy, Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2AE. Candidates research, plan and deliver teaching and instructional sessions throughout the programme (session briefs provided the weekend before). Leadership opportunities comprise assisting in the training of Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award groups in Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire in 2010. There will be a maximum of twelve candidates on the course. Total cost for the course is £300.00 per candidate. Cost includes registration with Sports Leaders UK, “Hillwalking” (MLTUK) handbook and equipment hire. Cost doesn’t include travel, food or accommodation.