Level 3 Qualification in LEL

Our next course will take place in Spring 2019. The indoor sessions will be based at Broomley Grange, Stocksfield, Northumberland. The others will be outdoors, with two day walks, and a two night camping expedition. The assessment will take place in October 2019.

Price is £395 per person, which is inclusive of; registration with Sports Leaders, training, assessment, camp fees, and use of equipment. It does not include food or transport.

For more information, and booking, contact us on 07786902586 or email info@northeastguides.com or complete and return a booking form: NEG Booking Form (New).docx

The Sports Leaders UK Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that trains and qualifies teachers, youth workers and other members of the community to:

Lead walking groups in lowland countryside

Impart the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a day walk

Have responsibility for the care of others while leading a day walk in lowland countryside

Plan and lead overnight base and mobile camps.

It is the minimum qualification required by some Operating Authorities for those wanting to train and lead groups in the expedition section of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme. The level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award that a Basic Expedition Leader can lead depends on the terrain in which the expedition is taking place. The terrain must fall within the LEL Operating Remit.

The qualification also counts towards the volunteering section of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

The qualification counts towards the service section of all three awards in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

Age: 17+ (learners must be 18 years of age on completion - please note, there is no upper age limit for this qualification)

Guided learning hours: 135 hours (including 30 hours demonstration of leadership)

The qualification does not qualify people to lead groups in remote or mountainous areas.

The Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership has eight units of work including 30 hours demonstration of leadership:


 LEL Course


Courses are typically run over a series of weekends, but can be tailored to suit your organisation by being run on weekdays and/or evening sessions.

To discuss your requirements, call us on 07786902586, 0191 4133775 or email info@northeastguides.com