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.
- 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
- Knife Law
- Knife Sharpening
- Natural Navigation
- Woodland Sauna – Complete
- Closing Brief
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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