Learn Training Mountain Training Camping Leader qualification

Mountain Training Camping Leader qualification


This article takes a look at the Camping Leader qualification, so you can decide whether it’s right for you.

Who Is It For?

The Camping Leader qualification is for people who wish to supervise a camping group and develop participants’ camping proficiency by teaching campcraft activities. A qualified Camping Leader can operate in a variety of campsites, all with vehicle access, including land with no facilities and commercial campsites offering a range of facilities.

A qualified Camping Leader who also holds a Mountain Training walking leadership qualification can operate in terrain within the scope of that scheme i.e. journey and wild camp. The Camping Leader scheme is ideal for those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, President’s Award and/or Ten Tors training among other things.

What Does It Cover?

Camping Leaders should be competent in the following key areas, all of which is covered in the online training course:

  • Leadership and group management
  • Planning and supervision
  • Teaching and learning skills
  • Camping equipment
  • Camping food and cooking

How Does It Work?

There is no formal face to face training component in this scheme. Instead, Mountain Training has developed an optional online training course which covers all elements of the syllabus using a variety of formats such as presentations, videos and quizzes to aid learning. The course will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

Camping Leader assessments are run by one of Mountain Training's approved providers, and take place over the course of a day or a number of sessions building up to a minimum eight hours contact time.

FIND OUT MORE on the Mountain Training website