Chase Training Solutions are offering the opportunity, under the #DofEWithADifference Expedition section flexibilities, for participants to complete their practice and qualifying expeditions with us during the October half-term holiday.
Therefore, participants will be able to complete the Silver Expedition section within the following programme:
24th – 30th October 2020
Day 1 (afternoon) – Meet at Sayers Croft Field Centre near Guildford (Surrey Hills) and undertake route planning & pre-expedition check for practice expedition, including first night of practice expedition.
Days 2 & 3 – Practice expedition
Day 4 – Evaluation and review of practice expedition; route planning for qualifying expedition; rest & relaxation (allowing for the DofE requirement for ‘back-to-back’ expeditions – ‘We would expect that there is a clear definition between practice and qualifying expeditions; It is advisable that a period of reflection is facilitated between practice and qualifying expeditions.’)
Days 5, 6 & 7 – Qualifying expedition
Not completed the expedition training? We are also able to offer the compulsory expedition training for the Silver level, with ‘online’ training sessions, using Microsoft Teams, for the classroom-based topics (undertaken before the ‘open’ week), along with an instructor led navigation training walk on Day 1 of the ‘open’ expedition week, prior to meeting with the other members of your Expedition Team to undertake the route planning, etc. This is at no additional cost.
These expeditions are COVID-19 secure and we are maintaining ‘best practice’, following DofE requirements to meet the values, spirit and ethos of the DofE, ensuring participants achieve the aim and benefits of the Expedition section and get the most value from their experience ?