Our tutor training programme provides you with the knowledge and confidence to deliver Leadership Qualifications while also keeping your personal development fresh and up to date.

Lowland Expedition tutor training is suitable for any tutor who will be delivering a leadership course in Lowland Expedition or Lowland Walk Leadership.

If you are leading any of our other Leadership courses, including sport, dance, STEM or esports, please access the alternative training, which includes more specifics on additional requirements for these qualifications. You can access tutor training here .

All Tutor/Assessors and Internal Verifiers for Lowland Leadership (Outdoors) Qualifications must possess at least one of the following personal leadership awards/qualifications:

  • Summer Mountain Leader Award.
  • Hill and Moorland Leader Award (or its predecessor the Walking Group Leader Award).
  • Winter Mountain Leader Award.
  • Mountain Instructor Award.
  • Mountain Instructor Certificate.
  • Joint Services Mountain Expedition Leader.
  • South West Mountain and Moorland Scheme-Summer Mountain Leader plus the Camping Endorsement.
  • Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award with the camping module.
  • Summer Moorland Leader of the South West Mountain and Moorland Scheme (courses to be run in the South West only).
  • Mountain training Lowland leader Award.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Basic Expedition Leadership.
  • BETA or BELA with a reference to show up to date experience and knowledge.
  • South West Mountain and Moorland Scheme-Summer Mountain Leader plus the Camping Endorsement (courses must be run in South West only).

We have recently changed the way we deliver tutor training to provide a more inclusive, flexible, and easily accessible way of becoming a tutor with us. From 08 August 2022, we are excited to now offer e-Learning in place of in-person learning and webinars.

This new format will give tutors the opportunity to keep their personal development fresh and up to date from the comfort of their own classroom or home. Moreover, it recognises the strain currently placed on budgets and hopes to alleviate that by reducing the need for travel to in-person training or the need for refresher training every two years.

How tutor training is now offered:

We will now support tutors to get all the information needed to follow processes through access to short bite-sized videos. These will be accessible at a time and place that suits individual tutors through our online learning platform (Moodle).

During training tutors will develop an understanding of:

  • Tutor/Assessor the role and responsibilities of being a Tutor/Assessor
  • What the other roles at your Centre are and how you will work alongside them
  • How to plan a course
  • How you will deliver your course
  • How you are required to assess learners
  • What you will need to do when you have completed your course
  • What the Quality Assurance process is for you as a Tutor/Assessor

The Tutor Training Process is Simple and Easy

  1. Register on the SLQ Sports Leaders Moodle platform.
    Make sure to use the same email address that was used to register you as a Tutor when your Centre was registered with us. You will also be required to provide the details of your Centre name and Centre ID number so have these handy. Access Moodle using this link. Please note, this is a different system to LEAP and you will need to create a login if you have not accessed this before.

  2. Watch a video to get all the information you need to deliver and assess your course.
    It can be watched wherever, whenever and as many times as you like.

  3. Complete the online Knowledge Check
    A short quiz to check your understanding of the video. Successfully completing this will mean being awarded Trained Tutor/Assessor status.

  4. Download your Certificate
    You can keep a copy for own personal development records.

Tutor Training is accessible and free to all staff within approved SLQ Sports Leaders Centres. There’s no limit on how many Tutors within you Centres access Tutor Training, although you need at least one person trained as a minimum.

Delivery Qualifications from SLQ Sports Leaders can start as soon as you have a Tutor/Assessor who has completed the training and knowledge check to achieve Trained Tutor Status. Click the button below to go to the Moodle platform and begin your Tutor Training journey.

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