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Participants will need considerable (we recommend around 20 hours as a guideline) practical and theoretical training to enable them to undertake their journey safely.

The training needs to be given by a suitably qualified and/or experienced adult instructor who should be satisfied that the training has enabled the team to carry out their Qualifying Journey in a safe and self-reliant manner. Necessary skills which usually need to be learnt include:

  • First Aid
  • Exploration Planning
  • Trip Planning
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Leadership
  • Navigation
  • Campcraft
  • Environmental Care
  • Proficiency in the chosen mode of transport

Further reading

The International Award Handbook

The Adventurous Journey Training Manual. Note that a different version is available for each level (i.e. Bronze, Silver and Gold), we have a very limited number of manuals at National Office. Please enquire through the online shop.

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