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South West Mountain and Moorland Leader Training Scheme (SWMMTS)


What is the SWMMTS?

Leaders who only aim to lead groups in the South Western region don't necessarily need a national walking leader qualification. This scheme aims to provide appropriate training and assessment for these leaders.

The scheme will help leaders to develop a range of skills and knowledge needed 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.

Find more information on the different levels in the syllabus.

Who can use the scheme?

Anyone can join the scheme, this includes:

  • LA 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 LA will accept no liability for use outside their legal areas of responsibility.

Training courses

Register with the SWMMTS to take part in courses

Register with the SWMMTS to take part in courses. The registration fee is £35.

Complete the SWMMTS registration form and send it to Carey Outdoor Education Centre (details in the form). Make cheques payable to Dorset Council.

Apply for a SWMMTS course

Complete the SWMMTS course application form and return it to Carey Outdoor Education Centre.

 Once we get the form and fee, we'll send you a SWMMTS folder and publications.

SWMMTS course dates in 2020

Find dates for our 2020 courses in these tables:

Summer Moorland Leader training with camping endorsement 2020

SWMMTS courses
DatesVenueCost
Saturday 7 March and
Sunday 8 March 2020
Dartmoor
  • £117 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £157 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres
Saturday 5 September and
Sunday 6 September 2020
Dartmoor
  • £117 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £157 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

Summer Moorland Leader assessment with camping endorsement 2020

SWMMTS courses
DatesVenueCost
Saturday 25 April and
Sunday 26 April 2020
Dartmoor
  • £117 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £157 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres
Saturday 10 October and
Sunday 11 October 2020
Dartmoor
  • £117 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £157 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

Coastal and Countryside Leader training with camping endorsement for 2020

SWMMTS courses
DatesVenueCost
Saturday 28 March and
Sunday 29 March 2020
Carey Outdoor Education Centre
  • £100 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £133 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres
Saturday 18 July and
Sunday 19 July 2020
Carey Outdoor Education Centre
  • £100 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £133 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

Coastal and Countryside Leader assessment with camping endorsement for 2020

SWMMTS courses
DatesVenueCost
Saturday 9 May and
Sunday 10 May 2020
Carey Outdoor Education Centre
  • £100 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £133 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres
Saturday 26 September and
Sunday 27 September 2020
Carey Outdoor Education Centre
  • £100 for Dorset maintained schools and Dorset DofE centres
  • £133 for non-Dorset schools, colleges and DofE centres

The Dorset price is for Dorset LA 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.

Outdoor Education Administrator at Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Name: Serena Unsworth
Email: serena.unsworth@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01929 552265
Full contact details for Outdoor Education Administrator at Carey Outdoor Education Centre

Find the centre


Carey Outdoor Education Centre
Carey Road
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 7PB

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