Follow in the footsteps
of past Trekforce Leaders including Bruce Parry and Ed Stafford - learn key
Survival, Leadership and Management skills on this amazing & challenging 4
month course. You start in the mountains of Wales and then the team heads off
to the jungles of Central America. This extreme Training course will push you
to the limit, our instructors are there to test you; they won't make it easy.
Can you get your team through some of the most challenging terrain? Will you
pass as a Trekforce Expedition Leader? Kick start your career now!
What to Expect
Let’s get started! – phase 1 of your training is in North Wales and is intended to introduce
you to the course, each other and start your skills development. Modules during
this 2 weeks include introduction and kit, remote emergency care course,
Off-site Safety Management and ends with a 6 day Mountain Leader Training
course, crucial for those wanting to work in the outdoor adventure industry!
Deploy to the Jungle – following the successful completion of the Wales modules, you will
deploy to the jungles of central America to continue your training. The first
phase of your jungle training includes Leadership and survival training,
Expedition planning, group management training, canoe training, navigation and
river crossings. Put your training into practive at the end of this phase with
a solo night!
Advanced Jungle training – now you have the basics in place, you will
move on to advanced specialist training modules. This builds on what you have
already learnt and takes it to the next level with more in-depth training and
assessment. Modules covered here include advanced medical training, river
rescue, evacuation, incident management and cave rescue. Not for the faint
Lead your own expedition - the final stage of your
training involves planning and leading your own expedition. Taking charge of a
group for the day you will need to plan, recce, manage and lead a group
successfully on a jungle trek.
Assessment and Jobs – the course is run as a continuous assessment with your Instructors
mentoring you along the way, and assessing you in key areas of Expedition
Leadership. At the end of the course, those who pass with the highest scores
will be offered work with Gapforce. What are you waiting for!
- Action packed 4 month leadership course
- Gain nationally recognised training qualifications
- Jungle survival, remote medicine and cave rescue
- Plan and lead an actual Expedition, put your
training into practice
- Jobs with Gapforce for the top 25% of graduates!