Level 2 Survival Course - Open to All aged 12-17 - No Previous experience required.
5 full days and 4 night expert Survival Training in a Woodland Environment
The Trueways 5 Day Basic Survival Skills course, in keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, seeks to deliver sensible and appropriate survival training for general settings. This, our flagship course takes clients from `Zero to Hero` in 5 days and incorporates a scenario based assesment during the last 24-30 hours. Throughout the course there is formative assessment of the assimilation of skills and knowledge, with the final suimmative assesment seeks to build upon the skills taught. This is an opportunity to put into practice and demonstrate the skills that are acquired and results in a formal assessment being carried out by the instructor.
This course is divided into two distinct parts
A teaching phase where we cover all the syllabus in detail and have the opportunity to practice those skills taught. We check the rate of assimilation and use all available time to ensure that the important parts are fully digested, at the end of the teaching phase we embark on a scenario based fully immersive assessment phase where we formally assess the abilities of the delegates within a sensible and realistic survival situation. This phase lasts approx 24-30 hours and covers all aspects attendee's will learn on this course.
This is your oppertunity to demonstrate what you have learned and the skills you have acquired.
On completion of the assesment an instructor will formally assess your work and after deliberation and colsultation with external validators you will receive a certificate and course report in the post. You will be graded as "satisfactory" - meaning you have been able to demonstrate the key skills and done what is necessary to stay alive and get rescued, or "not yet satisfactory" meaning you have a few area's of weakness that should be addressed before attempting the assessment phase again.
Trueways 5 Day Teen Survivors Woodland Survival Course Syllabus
This course will cover the following subjects :-
Protection from the elements
Environmental medical (physiological and psychological affect of being too hot or too cold)
Understand and take care of your clothing
Taking advantage of and imporving pre-existing natural shelter (caves,hollow,overhangs,fallen trees etc)
How to make a natural shelter to provide a safe place in the environmental conditions
Natural bedding and insulation
Fire Lighting and maintenance with flint and steel
Use of fire for heating and cooking
Signalling for rescue including standard internation signals and improvised techniques
Understanding the needs of fire reflectors and heating shelters
Understanding the various methods of fire lighting
Sourcing water and making it safe to use
Problems in wild water and medical aspects (dangers of seawater,dehydration,heat exhaustion,toxicity,pathology)
Water treatment and storage
Acuiring food from the wild
Understanding our survival nutritional needs
Medical problems from malnutrition and/or food imbalances
Toxins and pathogens in wild food and avoiding them
Flora (Food from plants,roots,tubers,seeds and fruit)
Fungi (Food from fungi, if available)
Survival Camp craft and routines
Gear and equipment
Safe use and best practise for knives, axes, saws, fire kits etc
Making your own resources (cordage,containers,bedding etc)
Understaning your locality
The 72 hour rule and how it applies to us
Telling the time and direction from natural indicators
Safe techniques for crossing unknown countryside
Best routes to safte
Day and Night signals
Passive and active signalling
Natural navigation methods available during daylight
Astro Navigation and Sketch Maps
Course Equipment, Site Directions and Timings
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, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp as well as a torch. 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.
Start and Finish Times
All courses start at 10am on the first day, and typically finish around 4pm on the end date.
Food is provided on all courses. There is no need for you to bring food with you. We can cater for all dietery requirements, please let us know at time of booking.
Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form.
Why Choose Trueways Survival?
There are many people on the internet offering Survival and Bushcraft courses, so before you part with your money for a course that may be 6 months or more away, make sure you are confident the course will actually go ahead.
We have been providing courses since 2005
We are a Limited company registered with companies house
We have a direct office phone number you can call if something goes wrong (beware of companies with only mobile numbers or no number).
We have full £10m customer liability insurance
Check the course start times - We don't start courses at 5pm and call that a day
All our sites are risk assessed yearly.
We have a selection of instructor all with a wealth of experience.
Providing our courses are not just a hobby for Trueways, it's a passion and our business.
All our courses offer survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or any level of experience. They are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.
Our courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.
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Selection of photos from the Trueways 5 Day Advanced Kids Survival Course