What is the SWMLTS?

The SWMLTS provides appropriate training and assessment for leaders of groups in the south west region who do not need a national walking leader qualification. 

The scheme will help leaders develop a range of skills and knowledge to safely manage groups. This could be for day walks or multi-night trips in summer or winter conditions.

What does the scheme involve?

The scheme has a range of levels depending on the participants experience. This helps leaders to develop their skills gradually and makes sure they have the right skills and experience to lead young people

SWMLTS syllabus

Find more information on the different levels in the SWMLTS syllabus.

Who can use the scheme?

Anyone can join the scheme, this includes:

  • local authority employees wishing to lead young people
  • organisations who want to certify their own staff*
  • voluntary organisations
  • the Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) award
  • schools and colleges
  • further and higher education establishments

*The local authority will accept no liability for use outside their legal areas of responsibility.

Training courses

Register online

Register with the SWMLTS to take part in training courses. There is no fee to register.

Apply for a SWMLTS course

Please contact Serena Unsworth to request a course place.

SWMLTS course dates in 2022

Find dates for our 2022 courses:

Summer Moorland Leader training with camping endorsement 2022

Dates

The dates are:

  • Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March 2022
  • Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2022

Venue

Dartmoor

Cost

The costs are:

  • £124 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £166 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

Summer Moorland Leader assessment with camping endorsement 2022

Dates

The dates are:

  • Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2022
  • Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2022

Venue

Dartmoor

Cost

The costs are:

  • £124 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £166 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

Coastal and Countryside Leader training with camping endorsement for 2022

Dates

The dates are:

  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April 2022
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2022

Venue

Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Cost

The costs are:

  • £106 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £141 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

Coastal and Countryside Leader assessment with camping endorsement for 2022

Dates

The dates are:

  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2022
  • Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022

Venue

Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Cost

The costs are:

  • £106 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £141 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

The Dorset price is for Dorset local authority schools and DofE Award Centres operating under Dorset Council's license.

Bespoke courses

We can arrange bespoke courses for groups. Contact the centre for further details and a quote.

Contact us

Outdoor Education Administrator at Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Name: Serena Unsworth
Email: serena.unsworth@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01929 552265
Full contact details

Find the centre


Carey Outdoor Education Centre
Carey Road
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 7PB

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