Date(s) - 26/11/2021 - 28/11/2021
Capel Curig Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. Candidates must have completed the MT Lowland Leader training course or have attained exemption from Mountain Training.
Consolidation. The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. Ensure you complete the prerequisites and further development identified in your action plan prior to applying for an assessment.
Course Content. The Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award Assessment (LLAA) is a 2 day course. The Lowland Leader Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead others on walks in lowland countryside and woodland that fit ALL of the following criteria:
• Walks must not cross any hazardous terrain (e.g. cliffs, very steep slopes, water hazards etc.).
• Throughout the walk the group should never generally be more than 3km away from a key access point such as a car park, lay-by or populated area. Any potential escape routes should also lie within the scope of the defined terrain for the Lowland Leader award.
• Walks will require the ability to plan routes, use simple navigation skills using a map and compass and be self-sufficient.
• Walks must follow paths or tracks that are both marked on a map and clearly visible on the ground and that do not require navigation across untracked areas.
• Walks must use bridges or other recognised water crossing points.
• Walks must only take place in summer conditions (i.e. when there is no unavoidable snow or ice on any part of the route).
Before you apply for a CCAT Lowland Leader assessment make sure you have done the following:
• You must be at least 18 years old
• You must have attended a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
• You must be familiar with the syllabus
• You must have logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc.)
• 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.
*You must provide evidence of a current first aid award on the first day of the course.
*You will be required to complete a home research paper.
* Ensure your MT candidate registration number is put on the CCAT course application.
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website www.armycadetadventure.co.uk. The course fee is £40.00. An electronic course application is required to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit. The CCAT course application form should be completed in full, is legible, signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF.
The fully completed CCAT course application should then be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, either by:
a. Email with the payment paid by BACs with student name + course i.e. Smith H1/BRC in the banking reference (preferable).
b. Post with a cheque made payable to CCAT ensuring the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque.