Bushcraft Instructor Training – Part 3 (Weekend 3)

Setiing the Scene and Fish Traps

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.  I Have sucessfullt completed 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 and I hope to complete all the modules by the end of the year.

  1. Welcome & Safety Brief
  2. Cutting Tool Safety – Complete
  3. Game Preparation (Pigeon) – Complete
  4. Breakfast Bread – Complete
  5. Cutting Techniques
  6. Shelters – Complete
  7. Game Preparation (Trout) – Complete
  8. Game Preparation (Rabbit) – Complete
  9. Fire
  10. Traps & Snares
  11. Water
  12. Natural Cordage
  13. Knife Law
  14. Knife Sharpening
  15. Foraging
  16. Natural Navigation
  17. Woodland Sauna – Complete
  18. Closing Brief

Legally Set Snare

As well as being signed off for four sessions, I had time to observe the Traps & Snares session, which proved to be very useful indeed. With in the UK the only legal method of capturing permitted prey is by snaring and there are strict guidelines for how this should be carried out to avoid unnecessary suffering and to ensure only the intended prey is caught. I found this to be quite fascinating and now I’m busy researching the topic so that I can deliver this session on the next course.

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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