Once you've completed an application form and it's been accepted, you'll be invited to attend one of our residential Guidelines assessments. We'll be looking at your navigation and party leadership skills as well as your all round ability to ensure our guests have an enjoyable holiday.

More information on Navigation Skills

Mountain and moorland assessments are generally held in the Lake District and Snowdonia and lowland assessments are held in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the South Downs, depending on where you live. The assessment runs over four days – from 5.00pm on the first day until lunchtime on the final day.

You will be matched up with one or two other potential leaders and will be assigned an assessor. Our assessors are all experienced leaders who have been through the assessment process themselves – so they’ll know exactly what it’s like for you and will do their best to put you at ease!

Indoor and outdoor sessions will cover a range of topics from giving walk briefings to discussing 'what if...' scenarios to navigating your way around unknown terrain. We will also introduce you to the concept of evening activities, an interesting and entertaining way to meet people and develop new friendships.

Summer ML & HML Award Holders

If you hold a Summer ML Award and can submit an up to date logbook with leadership experience, you can attend a shorter, two day assessment. However, you are welcome to attend the four day assessment if you prefer. If you wish to book the shorter assessment please enclose a copy of your ML logbook and endorsement page with your booking form.

If you have a Hill and Moorland Group Leader Award please contact our Leader Recruitment and Training Manager on 01768 89009101768 890091 to discuss assessment options.

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