Today Gwilym has been at Bridgwater YMCA running a British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue for some of the staff there. What a day, warm water and super hot so no need to wear wetsuits which makes a nice change.
Over the last three days, we have had a number of candidates on a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment. Day 1 and 3 on Exmoor with Gwilym and day 2 on Dartmoor with Jay saw the candidates put through some pretty wet weather to test their skills. Well done to those who passed but good efforts put in by all.
Last week, Crys was on The Isle of Wight yet again running a third National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course for us. All 6 Candidates passed it was warm and sunny enough to have the pool roof open making for very enjoyable pool sessions
Last week, Crys was on The Isle of Wight again running another National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course for us. All 8 Candidates who entered the exam passed and were clearly very happy as shown in the picture above. Gwilym also attended on the assessment day as part of the Internal Verification process we use to ensure that all our courses are trained and assessed correctly
Yesterday Gwilym was out and about on the southern part of Dartmoor conducting a Gold NNAS assessment. He had a very nice day out with a couple of keen candidates in dry conditions. At least dry from above, it was definitely wet underfoot.
Gwilym has just got back from a great day in Princetown running a NNAS Tutors Course for 3 experienced Mountain Leaders who will be running NNAS navigation courses. With loads covered both inside and out, all three have gone away with some new ideas to play with over the next few weeks. Even the rain stopped so they didn't get too wet outside
For the last 3 days, Gwilym and Mark have been on Exmoor with 7 candidates for a Hill and Moorland Leader Training course. With a combination of hot Sun and a late even lightning storm they managed to complete lots of navigation and leadership training in one of the best moorland locations in the UK.
This week Crys has been delivering a RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course for In2action at the Urban Saints Westbrook centre in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The group of seven students are holiday activity instructors who were training for an additional qualification as a pool lifeguard. We're pleased to report that all seven were successfully awarded the qualification and less than 48 hours later are already out in resort both in the UK and abroad, ready to utilise their new skills. Congratulations!
This weekend Gwilym was on The North Wessex Downs with 3 school teachers who were being assessed for their Lowland Leader award ready for the upcoming DofE season. One hot and sunny day followed by one wet and breezy day saw the candidates put through their paces with navigation, knowledge and leadership tasks before finally getting their results over a drink. 3 out of 3. Well done
This week, Gwilym, Stu and Dewi have been running a Mountain Leader Training course for 10 candidates in Snowdonia. Some challenging weather at times but visits to Ogwen, Llanberis Pass and the Snowdon Massif allowed us to get loads done and send 10 ML trainees into the world to consolidate before the go for assessment
This weekend Gwilym has been in Snowdonia running a Mountain Skills course for 4 candidates. Visits into Llanberis Pass and Tryfan for some different terrain and we looked at navigation, moving in rocky terrain, the environment and much more over the 2 days
This weekend Gwilym has been on The Quantock Hills and the Steart Marshes running a Lowland Leader Training course for 6 candidates. A mix of hills on day one and a maximum of 10 metres of ascent on day 2 gave various opportunities for learning the skills required to be a good leader in those environments
This week Gwilym has spent a morning looking at options for abseiling from a building, an afternoon of Low Ropes assessments and some staff training in canoes and kayaks on the canal.
Over the last week, Crys has been at Quantock Lodge running a National Pool Lifeguard Course for us. 8 Candidates in total, some new and some renewals took part and please to say all passed the assessment today
Thanks to Donna and Stu for fair and supportive assessments.
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On Saturday, Gwilym was on The River Barle delivering training for a 3 Star White Water Kayak Course with 5 candidates from Dorset.
On Sunday he was joined by Robin who wanted to get signed off as a 3 Star provider. Robin ran a fair and robust assessment over the day and 4 candidates pass their 3 star and Robin is now a provider himself following a debrief and recommendation from Gwilym.
Yesterday and Today, Mark was out with 6 Bridgwater and Taunton College students delivering a Lowland Leader Training on our behalf. A day on The Quantock Hills and a day on the Somerset Levels gave loads of opportunity for teaching. Thanks also to Robin who was along to observe and help out
Yesterday and today, Gwilym has been in Snowdonia with Long Term Development Client Andy who is preparing for his Mountain Leader Assessment. Some time playing with ropes, navigating in the dark and a day out near Crimpiau saw them avoid the worst of the weather and get lots of time in revisiting essential Mountain Leader skills
Our next open course is the 2nd of March in Princetown or we can run these on demand for groups of 4 or more at your own location.