Please read the typical commitment required to achieve each of the permits before indicating your preference:

Minibus Driving

  • Full UK driving licence
  • 2 hour assessment
  • One weekend / three or four evenings per year in return for funding

Crate Stacking, Zip Wire, Abseiling @ Phasels Wood

  • 1 x 1 day’s training/assessment
  • 2 or 3 x evening sessions (2 hrs each) per year in return for funding

Target Sports (archery / rifle shooting)

  • 1 x 1 weekend’s training/assessment
  • 2 or 3 x evening sessions (2 hrs each) per year in return for funding

Hill-walking – for Terrain 2 (Terrain 1 will require less input)

  • Approx. 20 x day hikes – either leading or participating (previous experience can count)
  • 1 x familiarisation day (local – Tring Park / Ivinghoe etc)
  • 1 x training weekend (Peak District or similar)
  • 5 x day hikes as consolidation (DofE sessions, day hikes etc)
  • 1 x training weekend (Peak District or similar) to include night navigation/micro-navigation)
  • 5-10 x personal day hikes
  • 10 x hike leadership days

Climbing – artificial walls (e.g. Phasels Wood)

  • 1 x training day (Phasels Wood)
  • 1 x day helping at Phasels Wood to consolidate learning
  • 10-15 hours of consolidation (evening sessions)
  • 1 x day training
  • 1 x assessment day
  • three or four 2 hour sessions per year in return for funding

Climbing – real rock

See above, plus:

  • 1 x weekend training on real rock (Stanage Edge / Birchen Edge etc)
  • 4 x days climbing (20 x good climbing routes)
  • 1 x assessment weekend
  • one weekend / three or four evenings per year in return for funding

 

 

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