Training and away days

Adult training and away days

Cairngorms Winter Mountain Skills Course

Learn winter mountaineering skills in the Cairngorms, one of the wildest places in Britain.  Based at the very comfortable and warm lodges at Badaguish.

We provide a low instructor to customer ratios and tailor training to individual needs.  Everything from introductory staff (ice axe arrest, use of crampons, safe travel/avalanche assessment, navigation), to more advanced skills such as steeper ground/scrambling and winter climbing.

Several previous customers have been gaining experience to undertake their winter ML.  Our objective is that we equip people with improved skills.  Knowledge and confidence to enjoy the winter mountains safely.

How much? £560



Yr Hafod, based at Badaguish near Cairngorms.  Please email

Archery GB Instructor Award

The Archery GB Instructor Award is the new entry level training course for people working in leisure, recreation and educational environments. This course will be delivered by accredited Archery GB tutors. Participants do not need previous experience of archery.

The course covers topics including:

- Safety
- Shooting technique
- Risk Assessment
- Games and competitions
- Coaching and teaching
Maintaining equipment

The course will mainly be practical but will also include some theory sessions. The course will include a practical assessment to receive the award.

You must attend the entire course to complete the award.

Self-catering accommodation is available.

How much? £220 members, £270 non members

Where and when?

Downe - on request, please contact centre 

Fordell Firs - on request, please contact centre

Gilwell Park 21 -22 September 2019; 22 - 23 February 2020, 21 - 22 November 2020 Book here

Youlbury  26 - 27 October 2019 and 10 - 11 October 2020  Book here.


In order to lead archery sessions within Scouting you will also need an Archery permit .

Climbing Top Rope Permit Training

This course is designed to teach specific skills in leading a group in single pitch top rope climbing and managing up to two belay systems at once. 

How much? £90 per person.   Yr Hafod £80 per person / £85 per person for 2020 courses 

Where and when?

Downe (Artificial, no abseil) 19 - 20 September 2020 Book here

Great Tower (Natural, including abseil) 19 - 20 October 2019. Book here

Youlbury (Artificial, no abseil) 22 - 23 February and 3 - 4 October 2020 Book here

Yr Hafod (Natural, including abseil) 21 - 22 September and 12 - 13 October 2019

18 - 19 April 2020, 9 -10 May, 6 - 7 June, 11 - 12 July, 12 - 13 September, 26 - 27 September and 10 - 11 October Book here.








RYA Safety Boat (16+)

This course provides the skills required to act as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities. It also includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

How much? £190 members and £250 non-members

Where and when? 

Great Tower - on request, please contact centre.

Hawkhirst - on request, please contact centre.

Logoilhead 14 - 15 November 2020 

When completing an RYA safety boat course, we may also be able to assess you for a B1 Powerboat permit. Please contact us to discuss this in advance.