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Please click on the appropriate form below which will take you through to our online application form. You should receive an automatic reply and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your application.

If you have any questions please call Gillian Mininch, Leader Recruitment and Training Manager on 01768 890091.

Assessments and Navigation Skills 

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 Assessments

More information on Navigation Skills

Assessment Dates

Assessments are held throughout the year. We have different levels of assessment available depending on the level of walks you want to lead – Lowland, Moorland or Mountain. It’s also possible to do a shorter assessment if you have a summer ML or an HML.

Mountain assessment

Wed 30 Aug - Sat 2 Sept

Conistonwater, Lake District

Fri 1 Sept - Mon 4 Sept

Derwentwater, Northern Lake District

Fri 29 Sept - Mon 2 Oct

Derwentwater, Northern Lake District

Moorland & Lower Mountain assessment

Fri 11 Aug - Mon 14 Aug

Church Stretton, Shropshire

Mon 18 Sept - Thurs 21 Sept

Derwentwater, Northern Lake District

Lowland assessment

Fri 11 Aug  - Mon 14 Aug

Abingworth, South Downs

Fri 25 Aug  - Mon 28 Aug

 Bourton on the Water, Cotswolds

Mon 4 Sept - Thurs 7 Sept

Abingworth, South Downs

Assessment for HML award holders

Call us on 01768 890091 to discuss assessment options.

Assessment for ML award holders – two nights

No dates available at the moment  


We provide Full Board accommodation and any transport used during the assessment. There's no charge to attend but we request a £30 booking deposit which is refunded after you attend the course. You will need to cover your own travel costs to get to the assessment.

For more information email Gillian Mininch, Leader Recruitment and Training Manager or call 01768 890091.  

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