Practical Skills Workshop

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You said, we did! In response to your feedback, we are organising a practical skills training course on the 25th June at Moor House. From fire lighting to tent pitching, we've designed a flexible day to help you gain those essential practical skills and enable you to pass them onto your young people.

25th June 2017 - Moor House Adventure Centre

About the day

During the day we will be offering five half-day zones, covering a wide variety of practical skills. You can take part in just one zone of your choice (lasting half a day in the morning or afternoon) or two zones of your choice (lasting all day). The morning zones start at 9:30am, with the afternoon zones starting at 1:30pm.

Training zones

13244798_956809804436693_5839919781152121488_nEach of our half-day sessions will run in both the morning and the afternoon, with the following zones:

  • Backwoods Zone - Knife & axe, fire lighting and backwoods cooking
  • Survival Zone - Knife & axe and survival skills
  • Pioneering Zone - Knots, lashings and pioneering
  • Camping Zone - Erecting tents and campsite layout
  • Permit Zone - Climbing (including crate stacking) assessment (for AAP permit) and basic navigation skills

Each module will be adapted on the day based on participants prior learning and will not only teach the skills, but also the techniques you can use to teach your young people. All modules are suitable for all leaders, regardless of your section.

How to book

With over 60 people joining us on our first practical skills course, we have had to close bookings. We hope to see you in 2018.

Volunteer to help

If you're an expert in practical skills and would like to help us on the day, please get in touch at


If you have any questions, please email us at