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This Trueways Survival Level 3A course (open to 16+) is aimed at those who have already attended some survival training at least to level 2 standard and are wanting to put their skills to the test in one of our assessment scenarios. Those who have previously attended a Level 3 course with a 'not yet satisfactory' assessment are also able to repeat the assessment stage on this shorter course which includes a day of refresher training. Owing to the complexity of the scenario and the amount of time available this should be seen as refresher training and not a compressed training course. Time is often in short supply and it is essential that those attending the course have done some practice in the time prior to the course. If not you may jeopardise your ability to successfully demonstrate such skills and complete the assessment.

Pre-course requirement:
Must be able to demonstrate ability to light fire in all weathers using flint and steels. Must understand the processes for summoning help and signalling locations. (If in doubt, get in touch for the course handbook).

This course is divided into two distinct parts:
On arrival delegates should be able to demonstrate building a shelter and setting up camp for use that evening, then once a brew has been achieved we will start the refresher stage, looking at the whole of PLAN and also natural shelter and bedding aspects not previously covered on the Level 2 courses.

During Day 2 delegates will enter the assessment phase in a fully immersed survival scenario under conditions likely to be encountered in line with that scenario. Delegates should be able to logically follow the PLAN making reasoned and appropriate decisions based on training and the conditions encountered. During this phase there will be continued assessment and at the end a formal assessment will take place where delegates will be expected to expand upon their performance and justify their actions.
Course Syllabus
We will refresh the following subjects:
Introduction to Survival.
Psychology of Survival.
Preparation and equipping for emergencies.
Priorities and pillars of Survival.
Rule of 3s - What we need to do.
Pyramid of Survival.
PLAN outline planning.
Medical emergencies (not covered in-depth).
Choosing the right clothes to begin with and improvising.
Understanding the combustion chain.
Understanding the needs of fire reflectors and heating shelters.
The 72 hour rule and how it applies to us.
Active & Passive, Day & Night signalling.
5 Phases of water.
Daylight navigation methods.
Astro navigation and sketch maps.

We will also fully cover the following:
How to make and improvise a natural shelter.
Natural bedding and insulation.
How to stay warm.
Equipment List
Recommended Kit:
A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers.
Suitable footware.
Billy Can or Cooking Pot.
Drinking Cup/Mug and a Water Bottle.
You will also need:
Sleeping bag.
Bivi Bag.
Basha or Tarp.

Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying.



Kid's 3 Day Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliant course and a great weekend with a very informative teacher

Wayne S

5 Day Basic to Advanced ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Day Basic to Advanced ⭐⭐⭐⭐

It's only by coming on such a course does one realize how ill prepared one is for surviving in the outdoors

The instructor was great - sharing practical skills & knowledge in an inclusive manner; giving us all the chance to practice our newly acquired skills ; I excelled at knots & fire starting

Perry L

Mountain Survival Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mountain Survival Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fantastic course. Phenomenal staff, team and routes.

Adam T

5 Day Basic to Advanced Woodland Survival ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Day Basic to Advanced Woodland Survival ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I thoroughly enjoyed the course Andy and Amo were great and their experience showed. October 2020 was tough but a great time even when wet!!
I will take a lot away from this especially the psychological side. Mentally it is as tough as the physical but I can say I'll be back! I cannot recommend this course enough - if you want to be challenged and your willing to push yourself.
It teaches that giving up and giving in is not a option!

Stephen B

3 Day Kids
3 Day Kids' Advanced Survival ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Our second year under Andy’s guidance and what a great adventure we had!
Absolutely fantastic time with my eight year old son and a small group of like minded dads and kids.
It was challenging for the kids and the assessments were hard but Andy helped them through and was keen engaging and above all patient!
Thanks to Trueways and particularly Andy for looking after us so well in these difficult times.

Dominic and Lawrence

Kid's Woodland Survival Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My survival enthusiastic 9 year old throughly enjoyed 2 days on Cannock Chase. All of the children responded well to excellent tuition from Andy who struck up a quick rapore. Excellent venue which is of interest from a historical perspective and made the night time treasure hunt a brilliant experience. Adults will learn things too and will stand your children in good stead if they go on to do DofE. Thanks for a great weekend.

James H