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Basic Expedition Leaders Award (BELA)
The BELA award scheme is franchised to the training team by the British Sports Trust and provides a certificate of competence that is recognised throughout the UK and Europe.  The award is aimed at adults who wish to lead and instruct groups of people in expedition skills including camping.  It is not a mountaineering qualification and is valid in lowland country and in summer conditions.

Adults for this award should have some outdoor skills and already be keen walkers and have genuine enthusiasm to teach others.  Participants must be over 18 years of age by the end of the course and may start working towards the award at the age of 17.

The course is held over 3 weekends and participants must attend all 3 sessions to qualify.  After the second weekend you will be given a provisional qualification to allow you to gain at least 30 hours of logged experience with a suitable group before the final weekend.

Course Duration:  6 days + 30 hours logged experience