Training

Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland – SQA Training Centre

The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland is an SQA  Approved Centre and provides work based training leading to the SVQ in Environmental Conservation at Levels 2 and 3 for people who are interested in working in the practical conservation and the upland path construction industry.

We have just completed a series of training courses in both Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and the Cairngorms National Park as part of our 5 year project, The Mountains & The People.

( www.themountainsandthepeople.org.uk ).

Path Skills Training – Course details

  • Practical conservation training including upland and lowland path work, fencing, dyking, habitat management, surveying, health and safety, first aid, mountain awareness, environmental good practice, team working and communication skills.
  • Work experience placements.
  • Program of talks from related organisations who provide a wider context to the practical training provided.

For a first hand account of life as a trainee check out The Mountains and Me blog produced by Gill Walker, on of our 2016 Lomond trainees: The Mountains & Me Blog

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