Expedition Leader Training & Job
You start in the mountains of Wales and then the team heads off to the jungles of Central America. This extreme Training course will push you to the limit, uur instructors are there to test you; they won’t make it easy. Can you get your team through some of the most challenging terrain? Will you pass as a Trekforce Expedition Leader? Kick start your career now! Guarenteed job with us within 12 months of graduating from this course.
Let’s get started! – phase 1 of your training is in North Wales and is intended to introduce you to the course, each other and start your skills development. Modules during this 2 weeks include introduction and kit, remote emergency care course, Off-site Safety Management and ends with a 6 day Mountain Leader Training course, crucial for those wanting to work in the outdoor adventure industry!
Deploy to the Jungle – following the successful completion of the Wales modules, you will deploy to the jungles of central America to continue your training. The first phase of your jungle training includes Leadership and survival training, Expedition planning, group management training, canoe training, navigation and river crossings. Put your training into practive at the end of this phase with a solo night!
Advanced Jungle Training – now you have the basics in place, you will move on to advanced specialist training modules. This builds on what you have already learnt and takes it to the next level with more in-depth training and assessment. Modules covered here include advanced medical training, river rescue, evacuation, incident management and cave rescue. Not for the faint hearted!
Lead your own Expedition - the final stage of your training involves planning and leading your own expedition. Taking charge of a group for the day you will need to plan, recce, manage and lead a group successfully on a jungle trek.
Assessment and Jobs – the course is run as a continuous assessment with your Instructors mentoring you along the way, and assessing you in key areas of Expedition Leadership. At the end of the course, those who pass with the highest scores will be offered work with Gapforce. What are you waiting for!
Qualifications: Mountain Leader Training, DofE Asseser Training, RGS off site management, RLSS Water Safety, remote emergency care, advanced survival training, project training, Rescue & Medical training, 4x4 and canoe training, incident management, logbook
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