I’m very fortunate to be on an Instructor Training Programme provided by Jonny Crocket of Survival School, which is accredited by the NCFE at Level 4. Following successful completion of parts 1 and 2 and I’m currently being assessed to deliver the individual modules that make up a NCFE Level 2 Course, which provides a thorough grounding in the core bushcraft skills. These modules are listed below and so that you can see how I’m progressing, I have marked the ones that have been completed. I had hoped to complete all the modules by the end of 2011 but unfortunately due to work commitments, this likely to slip to the end of spring 2012.
- Welcome & Safety Brief
- Cutting Tool Safety – Complete
- Game Preparation (Pigeon) – Complete
- Breakfast Bread – Complete
- Cutting Techniques
- Shelters – Complete
- Game Preparation (Trout) – Complete
- Game Preparation (Rabbit) – Complete
- Traps & Snares
- Natural Cordage – Complete
- Knife Law – Complete
- Knife Sharpening – Complete
- Natural Navigation
- Woodland Sauna – Complete
- Closing Brief
As well as being signed off for three sessions (natural cordage, knife law and knife sharpening, I had time to assist with the Traps & Snares session, which proved to be very useful indeed. I’m currently working on my session plan for this topic and the session on natural navigation and I hope to deliver these on my next course in November.
In the meantime, I’ll be out in the woods practicing my own skills to ensure a swift and successful instructor programme.
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