Survival School Instructors Scholarship Scheme

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Do you want to become a Level 4 Accredited and Qualified Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Instructor and Mentor?  A Level 4 instructor is someone who is skilled enough, knowledgeable enough and technically proficient enough to run a course unsupervised whilst having the ability to research subjects, write lesson plans and deliver lessons to a high standard.  You would be accredited and qualified by the NCFE who is the awarding body.

If you or someone you know would like to become a Level 4 instructor please read on and forward this page to anyone who might be interested.

Survival School wants to ensure the future of an outdoor industry that needs investment in the next generation of instructors.  Most instructors are of over 40 years old and so by developing young talent, you will know that Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living skills are in safe hands.

Survival School Ltd would like to offer two Instructors scholarships per year to the best candidate aged 18 to 24.  The scholarship will cover the qualification fees for:

  • Level 2 training and assessment
  • 4 x Level 3 weekend qualifications
  • Applied Level 3 qualification
  • DBS check
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for catering Certificate
  • First Aid Course
  • Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Qualification

You will also get get the opportunity to work for Survival School for 8 weeks to gain experience and cement the knowledge and skills gained.

The closing date for your application for the 2019 Scholarships is: 30 November 2018.

If you are successful you will be offered the scholarship.  Terms and conditions for the scholarship are on the link below:

Survival School Scholarship Terms and Conditions

You will be required to attend the following courses (for each course you only need to do one location and date):

Course Devon Date Staffordshire Date
Level 2 Training 1-3 March 22-24 March
Level 3 Tracking Qualification 5-7 April 12-14 April
Level 3 Applied Qualification 28 April - 3 May 28 April - 3 May
Level 3 Foraging Qualification 10-12 May 17-19 May
Level 3 Primitive Crafts Qualification 7-9 June 28-30 June
Level 3 Axe Proficiency Qualification 5-7 July 26-28 July
Level 2 Assessment 2-4 August 9-11 August
First Aid Course 6-8 September 27-29 September
Level 4* Starting on 4-6 October Starting on 25-27 October

* The Level 4 training will progress in November 2019 and  March, April, May and June 2020.  The Applied Level 3 Qualification is a week long course, but the rest are weekends, starting at 7pm on a Friday and finishing at 12pm on the Sunday.

8 weekends of experience will be provided following June 2020.

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Please use this link to download your application form.

Survival School Scholarship Application Form

Once you have downloaded the form, please complete it and send it to the address on the 'Contact' page.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2018 for 2019 Scholarships.

Successful applications will be invited for interview.  For details of the interview, please see the next tab.

You will need a sponsor to guarantee your place on the scheme.  The reason for this is that if you drop out of the scheme part way through then your sponsor will cover the cost of tuition provided up until the point of your departure.  Your sponsor must be asked in advance as they will be liable for any monies paid.

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Selection for the Scholarship will be as a result of an interview day.

Devon Interview - 19th January

Staffordshire Interview - 26th January

 

The interview day will follow the following itinerary:

10:00 Meet at centre, introduction and safety brief

10:30 Individual interviews and coffee

11:00 Tuition - in this session candidates will be taught a new skill which they will later be asked to demonstrate

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Tuition - in this session candidates will be taught a new skill which they will later be asked to demonstrate

15:00 Tea

15:30 Tuition - in this session candidates will be taught a new skill which they will later be asked to demonstrate

16:30 Closing brief

17:00 Depart

You will be observed during the tuition sessions for aptitude, attitude and qualities required to be an instructor.  You will need to be able to independently research subjects, take on technical details, have an eye to craft and detail and be able to work in all weathers.

You will be informed if you are successful within 10 working days.

 

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DAYS AND TIMES 10am-5pm SATURDAY
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE EX11 1LU
DIRECTIONS FROM EXETER
From Exeter, take junction 29 on the M5 and head towards Honiton on the A30. About 8 miles from Junction 29 you will see a brown road sign showing the turning for Escot. Turn left off the dual carriage way, turn right off the slip road, turn right after you pass under the dual carriage way, take the second turning on the left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST
Follow the A303 to the A30. Drive past Honiton. When you leave the built up area of Honiton, take the first slip road off the A30. Escot is marked on a brown road sign. Turn left at the end of the slip road. Keep going until you drive past a Memorial. Take the next left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
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DAYS AND TIMES 10am-5pm SATURDAY
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE DE13 9RW
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
M42 - J9 - A446 - A 38 - Burton-on-Trent / Branston Junction. First left off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH EAST
M1 to J24A. A50 to A38. South to Burton-on- Trent / Branston Junction. Third exit off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTION FROM THE NORTH WEST
M6 to J15 A500/A50 towards Uttoxeter / Derby. Turn onto the A515 at Sudbury heading for Lichfield. Come through Draycott-in-the-Clay, up the hill and take the second left at the six-lane junction onto the B5017. Follow this road towards Burton-on-Trent until you come to a traffic island with a Jet garage. Turn right towards Rangemore with the New Inn car park on your left. Take the next left and we will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
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Please ensure you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.

You should bring with you:

Warm clothing

Wet weather clothing

Packed lunch and flask/drink

 

If you have any equipment that you think may be suitable then please feel free to bring that along too, although no further kit is essential.

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Instructions

You will not be posted any instructions.  Everything you need to attend the course is on this webpage and on the email that you will receive.  If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll be glad to assist.

Feedback and Complaints

Any feedback from you course is always welcome. If you have a complaint it should first be raised with the instructor running the course. If you are still not happy, please contact us in writing at the address above. We will always strive to amend our courses for the best experience for all concerned.

Insurance

Our public liability insurance is with Lloyd's and the policy number is B133817SCE0007.

Post Course Reading List

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