Mountain Leader Training

The Mountain Leader (ML) Award, accredited by Mountain Training, was established to promote the safe enjoyment of hills and mountains. This course provides practical training in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland, in summer conditions.

At CGO we are delighted to partner with a number of highly experienced outdoor professionals to offer the ML training and assessment courses.

The ML Award is seen as an essential qualification for those wishing to work in the outdoor industry and with activity centres and client groups. 

Completion of the ML training course, without a pass result at assessment, is not a qualification in itself; you must progress and complete the Mountain Leader Assessment

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For the Mountain Leader, first aid is an essential skill and to take the Mountain Leader Assessment you must first hold a current 16-hour first aid qualification.

Outdoor first aid training
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Mountain Leader training Testimonial

"The week I spent with CGO doing my Mountain Leader training was excellent. The course leader and the other two staff there to help were fantastic. Every section of the course combined learning and having fun in a way that reflected the passion that these facilitators have about their jobs. We were blessed with perfect weather which contributed to the general positive vibe I and the others got from the whole course."

Ella Sadler-Andrews University of Birmingham