The Expedition Assessor and Supervisor Training Course (EASTC) is an exciting new addition to the DofE Modular Training Framework and will be available from February 2021.
The EASTC combines the Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) course and Expedition Supervisor Training Course (ESTC) into one course. Following a transition period, the EASTC will replace both the EAAS and ESTC courses and will be the mandatory course for the Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme.
The course aims to equip Expedition Assessors and Supervisors with the practical knowledge and understanding of the principles and conditions of the Expedition section to ensure participants enjoy a safe and high-quality expedition.
Delegates will leave the course having a clear understanding of the Expedition Assessor and Supervisor roles, and their key tasks: including, how to complete a supervision plan and apply the appropriate levels of supervision; how to complete the steps to assessment and ensuring the 20 conditions of the Expedition section are met; and the opportunity to progress through the route to accreditation to assess expeditions.
The EASTC does not train potential Assessors or Supervisors in the technical expedition skills required for these roles, or on how to organise an expedition or train expedition groups. Delegates should consider if their outdoor experience matches the requirements of their Licensed Organisation or Approved Activity Provider as authorisation for the Assessor and Supervisor role is based on LO/AAP endorsement.
Complete the e-induction, for an overview of the DofE, the programme and roles involved.
Complete the Introduction to the Expedition Section and Roles e-learning, for an introduction to the Expedition section and the role and responsibilities of Expedition Assessors and Supervisors.
On completion of both the e-induction and IttESR e-learning modules, you can apply to attend an EASTC. If you apply to attend the course before completing the pre-course modules we will request these are completed before you are approved to attend.Enter pre-course e-learning modules
Expedition Assessors must be accredited before assessing DofE expeditions. There are a number of steps in the route to accreditation, further information can be found in the Route to accreditation document and on your eDofE account under Training/My expedition assessor accreditation.