Date(s) - 22/08/2021 - 27/08/2021
Rothiemurchus Lodge, Aviemore
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 Mountain 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 Leader Assessment (MLA) is 5-days and includes a two night expedition. The Mountain Leader scheme offers the opportunity to gain technical competence in leading walkers in the hills and mountains. It does not provide a rock climbing qualification, nor does it cover the skills required for the planned use of the rope. Completion of a training course, without a pass result at assessment, is not a qualification in itself. It is the combination of technical skills, wide experience and personal leadership qualities, which form the basis for effective group management, and the scheme assesses all these aspects. The scheme is intended for those leading groups in mountainous or remote country. For a full list of areas in the UK and Ireland defined as mountainous country see Appendix 1 of the Handbook. The Mountain Leader award is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority as being an appropriate award for leading ‘trekking’ in summer conditions.
Before you apply for a Mountain Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:
• You must have attended a Mountain Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
• You must be familiar with the syllabus
• You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Mountain Days in three different regions of the UK and Ireland
• You must have logged at least 8 nights camping, including at least 4 nights wild camping
• 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 onto 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.