Level 3A Survival Course - Must have completed Trueways 2 Day Basic Course or provide experience level
Aged 17 and over.
This Trueways Survival Level 3A course 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 shoudl be seen as refresher training and not a compressed trainign 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.
Must be able to demonstrate ability to light fire in all weathers using flint and steels. Must understand the processess for summoning help and signalling locations. (If in doubt, download the planning handbook from the website and familiarise your self with the contents).
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 previoulsy 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 shoudl 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 assesment and at the end a formal assessment will take place where delegates will be expected to expand upon their performance and justify their actions.
We will refresh the following subjects
Introduction to Survival
Psychology of Survival
Preperation 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 refectors 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
Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses 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.
Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed 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.
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. 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. Click HERE to check out our hire page.
Start and Finish Times
All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date.
Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.
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. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.