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Please note- While courses for 2020 have been withdrawn due to Covid-19, our intention is to restart courses in 2021. However, the timetables shown below are provisional and we are currently unable to take bookings until advised otherwise. To register your interest any of these proposed courses please click here

At Yr Hafod we run courses for Scout hillwalking permits and the nationally recognised Mountain Leader qualification.

Click here if you want more details on how the Scout permit system relates to the Mountain Training qualifications.


Scout Hillwalking Permits

We run regular Scout hillwalking permit training and assessment weekends throughout the year. All our courses are run by fully qualified volunteer staff most holding Mountain Leader, or higher.

Our courses cover training or assessment, not both, if you don’t know if you’re ready for assessment or you’re not sure if you should attend a Terrain 1 or 2 course please check out our FAQs!

 Terrain 1
Training
Terrain 2
Training
Terrain 1
Assessment
Terrain 2
Assessment
 £85£85£95£95
 Course InfoCourse InfoCourse InfoCourse Info
10 – 11 April 2021YYYY
24 – 25 April 2021YYYY
08 – 09 May 2021YYYY
05 – 06 June 2021YYYY
10 – 11 July 2021YYYY
11 – 12 September 2021 YYYY
25 – 26 September 2021YYYY
9 – 10 October 2021YYYY
13 – 14 November 2021YYYY

All courses include food and accommodation. The centre is open for arrival the evening before the course starts.


Mountain Leader Training and Assessment

For those at the top of their game we provide the nationally recognised Mountain Leader qualification. If you love leading people in the outdoors and want the option to use your qualifications outside of Scouts then the ML is for you. Our Mountain Leader courses are open to members of the Scout Association and the general public.

We run our Mountain Leader as a sandwich course over weekends to make them more accessible to volunteers.

For more details on the Mountain Leader scheme visit the Mountain Training site.

Mountain Leader Training

Our courses are split over three weekends to make them more accessible to volunteers. You must attend all three weekends to complete the course.

 AvailabilityFirst
Weekend
Second
Weekend
Third
Weekend
Member’s
Price
Non-member’s
Price
Spring 2021T.B.C10-11 April24-25 April08-09 May£295£395
Autumn 2021T.B.C11-12 September25-26 September09-10 October£295£395

All courses include food and accommodation. The centre is open for arrival the evening before the course starts.

You must register with Mountain Training before booking on one of our Mountain Leader training courses. Please see the Mountain Training site for more details.

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Mountain Leader Assessment

Our courses are split over two weekends to make them more accessible to volunteers. You must attend both weekends to complete the course.

 AvailabilityFirst
Weekend
Second
Weekend (3 days)
Member’s
Price
Non-member’s
Price
Autumn 2021T.B.C11-12 September24-26 September£260£360

All courses include food and accommodation. The centre is open for arrival the evening before the course starts.

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Scout Hillwalking Permits and Mountain Training

Yr Hafod is a registered provider of Mountain Training courses and offers nationally recognised courses to compliment our Scout adventurous activities training. Mountain Training and the Scouts have been working together for decades thanks to our shared interest in walking, climbing and mountaineering. Many Scout leaders go on to gain one or more of our qualifications and many of the people who already hold our qualifications find themselves working with the Scouts, which requires a permit.

So we’ve teamed up to create an infographic which showcases the pathways and opportunities for everyone involved. It is not designed to be prescriptive or limiting and the Scout permit system remains separate to Mountain Training’s qualifications. It’s aim is to enable everyone to understand the options available at every stage of their development.

If you want further advise on whether to go for a Scout hillwalking permit or a Mountain Training qualification check out our FAQs.

An infographic showing how the Mountain Training and Scout qualifications are related.


Click here to download a PDF of the infographic. The PDF contains links to the respective qualifications.

Covid 19

Yr Hafod is now closed until the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is over. As the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted we are hopeful that we can return to business in 2021. To help you with your planning for 2021 we are taking provisional bookings for the hostel and our activity courses and there’s even better news, we won’t be asking for any deposit or payment until the Government and the Scout Association have lifted the restrictions on residential activities taking place. Please phone for your first and second provisional dates. You can continue to browse the website as normal. Click on videos or buy a Buff in the menu to prepare yourself for when we are allowed out again. Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you at Hafod in 2021.