Hill and Moorland Assessment

Complete your Hill and Moorland Assessment with our friendly, supportive and experienced team.


Plas y Brenin

3 Days

Instructor Ratio1:4

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

3 Days

Instructor Ratio

1:4

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Overview

We’ll spend three days on the hill and moorland terrain that’s around the big peaks of Eryri (Snowdonia).  We create a positive and relaxed assessment environment so that you can perform at your best.  We will assess you against the syllabus (set by Mountain Training) of the award whilst looking for opportunities to develop your skills.

The Objective

The aim is for you to enjoy the experience, improve your knowledge and have a fair assessment.

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What to Expect

You’ll be assessed against the Mountain Training Hill and Moorland Qualification Syllabus over three days.  We’ll have,

  • 3 days on the hill
  • Evening sessions covering theory
  • One night navigation

Experience Required

Before you book onto a Hill and Moorland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must have attended a Hill and Moorland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption);
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus;
  • You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Hillwalking Days in at least three different upland areas of the UK and Ireland;
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Hill and Moorland Leader.

The Hill and Moorland Leader assessment is 3 days long.

How Should I Prepare?

Before you book onto a Hill and Moorland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:

  • Have completed your consolidation period action plan
  • You must have attended a Hill and Moorland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus
  • You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Hillwalking Days in at least three different upland areas of the UK and Ireland
  • You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course which involved at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and included an element of assessment

 

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Note: Our instructors will assess any safety equipment you bring with you. If they consider it to be below the required standard, you will be asked to use equipment provided by Plas y Brenin.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.