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South West Mountain and Moorland Leader Training Scheme (SWMMTS)


What is the SWMMTS?


Leaders who only aim to lead groups in the South Western region don't necessarily need a national walking leader qualification. This scheme aims to provide appropriate training and assessment for these leaders.

The scheme will help leaders to develop a range of skills and knowledge needed to safely manage groups. This could be for day walks or multi-night trips in summer or winter conditions.

What does the scheme involve?

The scheme has a range of levels depending on the participants experience. This helps leaders to develop their skills gradually and makes sure they have the right skills and experience to lead young people.

Find more information on the different levels in the syllabus.

Who can use the scheme?

Anyone can join the scheme, this includes:

  • LA employees wishing to lead young people
  • organisations who want to certify their own staff*
  • voluntary organisations
  • the Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) award
  • schools and colleges
  • further and higher education establishments

*The LA will accept no liability for use outside their legal areas of responsibility.

Training courses

Find dates for our 2019 courses in these tables:

SWMMTS courses
Summer moorland leader training for 2019DatesVenueCost
Summer Moorland Leader training with camping endorsement Saturday 9 March and
Sunday 10 March 2019
Dartmoor
  • £112 for Dorset maintained schools and DofE centres
  • £150 for others
Wednesday 14 August and
Thursday 15 August 2019

SWMMTS courses
Summer moorland leader assessments for 2019DatesVenueCost
Summer Moorland Leader assessment with camping endorsement Saturday 27 April and
Sunday 28 April 2019
Dartmoor
  • £112 for Dorset maintained schools and DofE centres
  • £150 for others
Saturday 12 October and
Sunday 13 October 2019

SWMMTS courses
Coastal and countryside training for 2019DatesVenueCost
Coastal and countryside training with camping endorsement Saturday 6 April and
Sunday 7 April 2019
Carey Outdoor Education Centre
  • £95 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £127 for others
Saturday 8 June and
Sunday 9 June 2019

SWMMTS courses
Coastal and countryside assessments for 2019DatesVenueCost
Coastal and countryside assessment with camping endorsement Saturday 29 June and
Sunday 30 June 2019
Carey Outdoor Education Centre
  • £95 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £127 for others
Saturday 21 September and
Sunday 22 September 2019

The Dorset price is for Dorset LA schools and DofE Award Centres operating under Dorset County Council's license.

Apply for a course

To take part in a course, you must register with the SWMMTS. The registration fee is £35. Complete the SWMMTS registration form and send it to Carey Outdoor Education Centre (details in the form). Please make cheques payable to Dorset County Council.

To apply for a course, complete the SWMMTS course application form and return it to Carey Outdoor Education Centre.

 
Once we get the form and fee, you will receive a SWMM folder and publications.

Bespoke courses

We can arrange bespoke courses for groups. Contact the centre for further details and a quote.

Contact the centre


s.unsworth@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Call - 01929 552265

Find the centre


Carey Outdoor Education Centre
Carey Road
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 7PB

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