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At Yr Hafod we are lucky to have a team of highly qualified staff that specialise in mountain activities. The strength of our team allows us to focus most of our work on our qualification training programmes. As a Scout centre, our main aim is to increase the number of permitted Scout leaders getting kids into the hills. However, we also offer the nationally recognised Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor (formerly the SPA) qualifications to both Scouters aiming a little higher and the general public.

To compliment our adventurous activities programme we offer the industry standard Rescue Emergency Care (REC) Emergency First Aid for the Outdoors (formerly REC Level 2) qualification every December.

As a centre with a focus on Scouting volunteers we try to keep our course prices to the minimum. To this end, all of our courses include food and indoor accommodation at our hostel in the Ogwen Valley.

Our Scout permit training and assessment weekends for climbing and hillwalking run throughout the year with the national qualifications running less frequently. For more details on our courses please check out the links below.

Download our 2019-2020 programme