Course Details.

The Countryside Leader Award (CLA) is for adults who wish to lead walks and camping expeditions in non-remote, lowland countryside.

Many types of walk and camping trip fall within the scope of the CLA. If you would like to use it for DofE expeditions, the scope corresponds with the recommended bronze and silver expedition terrain.

Our entry requirements allow us to recognise the prior experience of those who register with the CLA, and the course is designed with this in mind.

Pre Course

You will need to register with the Countryside Leader Award at This costs £35.00 and is payable directly to CLA.

Your log book needs to be brought to the training/assessment courses.

Once registered with the scheme, please book onto a training course by emailing the form to Please also fill in the self assessment form and include it  with your booking form

Course Structure

The training course is 3 days, which is normally split into an Orientation Day and a 2 day expedition. Full details are available here


After training there is a period of consolation, this will vary from candidate to candidate and will be discussed fully with each person during the debrief after the training course.


Assessment takes the form of a two-night lightweight and self-sufficient camping expedition. Your assessor may send you a home exam paper in advance.

You should bring your logbook with you, containing:

Endorsement page with Training Course sticker

Personal Walking and Camping Logbook Pages

Leading Walking/Camping Groups Logbook Pages

Training Course Report

Consolidation Plan

Completed Personal Reference

Valid First Aid Certificate

Course Prices

Countryside Leader Award Training - £195.00

Countryside Leader Award Assessment - £195.00

Please download the booking form and return it to confirm your place

Course Dates


If you would like a bespoke course for your staff group, please contact us to discuss .



7th - 9th April 2017

5th - 7th May 2017

15th -17th September 2017

20th- 22nd October 2017

RH19 4QR

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