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WS Wilderness Guide Training Programme: Core Modules

This new programme, developed by the industry for the industry, is aimed specifically for professional outdoor guides working on a wide range of leisure trips and instructional courses.

The 12 day course is delivered in three residential blocks over the course of a year. Full details of the course can be found here.

The dates for the  ‘Core Modules’ block have been announced. The dates of the other residential blocks are also shown.

Core Modules (6 day programme)

When: 9th – 14th December 2012

Where: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

  • Cultural History & Interpretation (1 day)
  • Environmental Advocacy (1 day)
  • Leave No Trace Awareness (certificated) (1 day)
  • Nature Conservation (1 day)
  • The Art & Science of Guiding (2 days)

The non residential fee for the total course (all three residential sessions) is £450 and includes lunches, transport to venues within the residential blocks, all course materials, handouts and a certificate.

It is possible to take the residential blocks across two seasons so don’t be put off if you can’t make all the 2012 dates.

Modules can also be taken individually as stand alone CPD courses. The fee for attending the modules as stand alone courses is £100 (£80 for IOL and Wild Scotland members) for a two day module and £50 (£40 for IOL individual and Wild Scotland members) for a one day workshop. These costs include tea and coffee and CPD certificate.  It does not include lunch or transport within the course.

To register or find out more about course, contact Myles Farnbank at Wilderness Scotland who is leading the delivery of the 2012 programme.


The dates for the other modules are:

WGTG Options Modules (2 days)

When: 28th – 29th April 2012

Where: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore

Choose from:

  • April 28th: Astronomy or Natural Navigation
  • April 29th: Scottish Geology and Landforms or Environmental Storytelling

Habitat Modules (4 days)

When: 19th – 22nd May 2012

Where: Glenuig Inn, Lochaber.

  • Scottish Geology (1 day)
  • Coastal, Upland, Riparian and Woodland Natural History, Ecology & Ethnobotany (3 days)


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