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Expeditions

As an Approved Activity Provider (AAP), we can provide a variety of walking expedition packages that include training, practice and qualifying expeditions, or we can be flexible and produce a bespoke package to suit your needs. We can also provide additional staff to be supervisors or accredited assessors to support your organisations expeditions.

We have experience of working with young people with moderate learning needs or autism to name a few, we have also worked with care providers to enable young people to participate in the DofE. We support participation by adapting training methods to suit the learning needs of the participant; we can adapt expeditions with the use of photographic and symbol route cards. Our aim is to encourage independence and building self-confidence in young people. This experience has gained us the recognition of being a registered disability specialisation provider with the D of E Award.

Our off the self-packages are as follows

Standard Programme

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhere the expedition training is delivered over 1 day at your venue. Our qualified staff will deliver sessions around looking at suitable personal and group equipment, rucksack packing, pitching tents, first aid and emergency procedures, using camping stoves and cooking suitable foods. Supporting young people to plan their expedition routes.

This is then followed by a practice expedition where our qualified staff will work with the young people to develop their navigation, team work and camp craft skills. An evaluation at the of the expedition to discuss their experience and identify areas of development.

Then a qualifying expedition that will supervised and assessed by our qualified staff including a debrief at the end of the expedition.

Afterschool/ evening programme.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhere the expedition training is delivered over a number of sessions at your venue. Our qualified staff will deliver sessions around looking at suitable personal and group equipment, rucksack packing, pitching tents, first aid and emergency procedures, using camping stoves and cooking suitable foods. Supporting young people to plan their expedition routes.

This is then followed by a practice expedition where our qualified staff will work with the young people to develop their navigation, team work and camp craft skills. An evaluation at the of the expedition to discuss their experience and identify areas of development.

Then a qualifying expedition that will supervised and assessed by our qualified staff including a debrief at the end of the expedition.

On all the expeditions Award Solutions will ensure all the paper work is completed to meet the Operating Authority, Expedition network requirements. Booking of campsites and completion of risk assessments.

To find out more about our expedition services please email Jean.Riding@awardsolutions.org.uk or phone 07771693007

For a little extra cost we can deliver the Bronze and Silver National Navigation Award Scheme for those young people doing the silver and gold award.

For details of course please see our Navigation Courses.