Animal Tracking Course – Level 3 NCFE IIQ Accredited

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The Aim of this course is to teach you how to identify animal tracks and signs and to learn how to follow the animals until you get 'eyes on'.  This course is an eye opener and our previous trackers have stated that they have never looked at the woods in the same way again.  Our recent courses discovered a massive variety of animal life that is just waiting to be tracked.

For those of you who want to practise your bushcraft skills, you've come to the right place. The course will start on Friday at 7pm and finish at midday on the Sunday. You will be introduced to the world of animal tracking by one of the best teams in the business. They will show you how to follow animal tracks, teach you how to read the signs and encourage you to track the animals yourself.  You need have NO tracking experience before attending this course.

  • Course:  Tracking Course
  • 2018 Dates: 6-8 April in Devon and 13-15 April in Staffordshire
  • Venue: Devon (Near Exeter - EX11 1LU) and Staffordshire (Near Burton upon Trent - DE13 9RW)
  • Times: 7pm on the Friday - midday on the Sunday
  • Ages:  All ages above 14 years welcome

Additional Information

Course Dates

2017/07/28-30 – Staffordshire, 2017/08/04-06 – Devon, 2017/08/04-06 – Staffordshire, 2017/08/25-27 – Devon, 2017/08/25-27 – Staffordshire, 2017/09/01-03 – Devon, 2017/09/22-24 – Staffordshire, 2017/10/06-08 – Devon, 2017/10/27-29 – Staffordshire, 2017/11/03-05 – Devon, 2017/11/12-17 – Scotland, 2017/11/24-26 – Staffordshire, 2018/03/02-04 – Devon, 2018/03/23-25, 2018/03/23-25 – Staffordshire, 2018/04/06-08 – Devon, 2018/04/13-15 – Staffordshire, 2018/05/04-06 – Devon, 2018/05/06-08 – Devon, 2018/05/25-27 – Staffordshire, 2018/06/01-03 – Devon, 2018/06/22-24 – Staffordshire

Payment Options

Balance Payment £125, Deposit Payment £65, Full Course Payment £190

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DAYS AND TIMES 7pm FRIDAY to SUNDAY 12pm
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 7pm FRIDAY to SUNDAY 12pm
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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Friday's Itinerary

  • 7:00pm Safety Brief
  • 7:30pm Make Camp
  • 8:00pm Sit Spots, Zoning and Awareness
  • 9:00pm Tracking History and Terminology

Saturday's Itinerary

  • 8:30am Tracking Sticks and Tracking Kits
  • 9:30am Camouflage
  • 11:00am Human and Animal Senses
  • 1:30pm Visualisation and Stalking
  • 3:00pm Gaits, Gait patterns, Compression shapes, Action indicators
  • 4:00pm Use of Light
  • 4:15pm Animal Track ID
  • 5:00pm Feeding and Feeding signs
  • 6:00pm Tracks, trails and runs
  • 8:00pm Night Tracking

Sunday's Itinerary

  • 8:00am Man Tracking
  • 9:00am Animal Behaviour
  • 10:00am Step by Step tracking and track analysis
  • 12:00pm All good things must come to an end.  Course departs.

The itinerary may change depending on the weather, but all subjects will be covered.

 

Please click here for Tracking Learning Outcomes

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Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
Sleeping bag
Insulated sleeping mat
Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
Water bottle (1 litre mineral water bottle will do)
Head torch with fresh batteries & 1 spare set
Wash kit & towel
Pair of gardening gloves or similar for shelter building
Whistle
Personal toiletries & medication (to include toilet paper, sunscreen, insect repellent and lip salve)
Antibacterial wipes/soap
Tea or Coffee + whitener
Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
Spare change of clothing
Camera + Notebook + pen (optional)
Hammock, Tarp or Tent
Folding Chair
Stove
Billy Can and Stove

 

Outdoor clothing
Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable. Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers. A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient. Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold. Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry weather will suffice.

Please pack your torch, antibacterial wipes/soap and insect repellent at the top of your bag.

Food

You will also need to bring food for the weekend (2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch and 2 x evening meals). You can cook over the camp fire, or you can bring your own stove. Hot water is provided as the kettle will be over the fire all through the course.

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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.

Certificates

If your certificate does not arrive with in 20 working days it is the responsibility of the learner to alert Survival School via email (info@survivalschool.co.uk).  Certificates that are not handed out on the final day of the course are posted requiring a signature.  A claim can only be made against Royal Mail with in 60 days of postage.  Any replacement certificate will be charged at £35.

Insurance

Our public liability insurance is with Lloyd's and the policy number is T2015031913130358.

Post Course Reading List

For a list of suggested reading material please click here: Recommended Reading