Drumalban offers navigation courses for beginners and experienced hill walkers and bespoke training courses for professionals and volunteers in the fields of conservation, ecology, renewables, forestry, and other outdoor services.
Hill skills for outdoor workers
Sjoerd has practical knowledge of the demands of outdoor work for conservation and ecology professionals and volunteers. Having worked in remote Scottish environments he can tailor the training to the circumstances likely to be encountered in the field (e.g. dawn surveys, featureless moorland, etc). This training also helps participants with identifying decision making pathways. The demands and expectations that are part of delivering projects make this particularly relevant in an employment/contracted situation. The training outcomes cover problem avoidance, decision making, planning and preparation, health and safety and effective map and compass use.
National Navigation Award Scheme
This award scheme offers a framework for training and assessing individuals in the effective use of map and compass. It has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
NNAS course overview
To book you will have to sign up on the Tahdah system. Your details are used to send you the award certificate after you pass.
Bespoke and individual training
Drumalban can provide training tailored for specific groups such as uniformed groups, walking and rambling groups, and Duke of Edinburgh groups. Sjoerd is an outdoor education specialist and is highly experienced in working with young people. He can also deliver a training aimed to improve and consolidate the skills of senior hill walkers.
Also get in touch if you need support in regaining your hill confidence after an ‘unplanned adventure’ and would benefit from private one-to-one training.