Training Courses

The Club runs the following training courses on a regular basis (usually once per annum) which are open to non-members as well as members:

  • Navigation Skills Training for young people. This course is designed to provide the navigation skills needed by young people in preparation for DofE expeditions up to Gold level or just to improve their navigation skills.
  • Expedition & Outdoor Leadership Training for leaders. This course is designed to prepare adult leaders for the BB's Expedition & Outdoor Leadership Advanced Certificate asessment. The Advanced E&OLC is the minimum qualification required by the BB to lead walks and backpacking expeditions or supervise DofE expeditions in wild country.

Instructors on these courses are usually BBMC Leaders, some of whom are licensed BB Training Officers or are qualified teachers. For the Outdoor First Aid course, a professional First Aid trainer is employed.

Training courses are usually held in the BB's training/outdoor centres or in The Barn at Causeway Foot Farm near Keswick which is the Club's main base in the Lake District. Further information about The Barn can be obtained by clicking on the menu item in the sidebar opposite.

The Club encourages its members to register for Mountain Training's Award Schemes and train with external providers for nationally recognised qualifications such as Mountain Leader (Summer), Walking Group Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor Award. It also encourages its mountain bikers to train for the British Cycling's Mountain Bike Leadership Award.

Documents relating to BBMC training courses can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

More information about Training in the BBMC can be obtained from the Freqently Asked Questions about Training page.


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