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Hillwalking

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.

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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
£80 (£85 2020) £80 (£85 2020) £90 (£95 2020) £90 (£95 2020)
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6th‑7th July 2019 Y Y Y Y
7th‑8th September 2019 Y Y Y Y
21st‑22nd September 2019 Y Y Y Y
12th‑13th October 2019 Y Y Y Y
16th‑17th November 2019 Y Y Y Y
22nd‑23rd February 2020 Y Y Y Y
4th‑5th April 2020 Y Y Y Y
18th‑19th April 2020 Y Y Y Y
9th‑10th May 2020 Y Y Y Y
6th‑7th June 2020 Y Y Y Y
11th‑12th July 2020 Y Y Y Y
12th‑13th September 2020 Y Y Y Y
26th‑27th September 2020 Y Y Y Y
10th‑11th October 2020 Y Y Y Y
14th‑15th November 2020 Y Y Y Y

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

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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.

Availability First
Weekend
Second
Weekend
Third
Weekend
Member’s
Price
Non-member’s
Price
Autumn 2019 1 space 7‑8th September 21‑22nd September 12‑13th October £275 £365
Spring 2020 Good 4‑5th April 18‑19th April 9‑10th May £285 £380
Autumn 2020 Good 12‑13th September 26-27th September 10‑11th October £285 £380

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.

Availability First
Weekend
Second
Weekend
Member’s
Price
Non-member’s
Price
Autumn 2019 Full 7‑8th September 20‑22nd September £255 £365
Autumn 2020 Good 12‑13th September 25-27th September £260 £380

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.