A three (3) day (30 hour) assessment to measure your competencies against the Hill and Moorland Leader syllabus, run in a relaxed style to help you perform and achieve. On successful completion of the assessment, you’ll be qualified to safely and effectively lead groups in open, uncultivated, non-mountainous high or remote country in the UK and Ireland.

As approved Mountain Training providers with a proven track record, we know how to set you up for success. Led by RAW’s experienced trainers, you’ll be part of small groups of just 4 people. This 1:4 teaching ratio allows us to personalise your experience and give you the best chance of successfully completing your assessment.


Cannot recommend RAW Adventures enough. Kate looked after us from the outset every step of the way right up to the summit even in the poor weather conditions we had. Extraordinarily knowledgeable of every facet of the mountain and absolute pros through and through.

Stewart John


Prerequisites for the Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment

  • Completed a Hill and Moorland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
  • Logged a minimum of 40 Quality Hillwalking Days in at least three different upland areas of the UK and Ireland
  • Have physically (i.e. not online) attended and completed a first aid course which involved at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and included an element of assessment
  • Before you attend an assessment you will also need to complete a ‘Home Paper’ to complete in your own time

If you have any questions about your suitability for assessment, please get in touch.

Book your Assessment

The Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment costs £265 per person (1:4 teaching ratio) and is held over three (3) days. Dates and locations are listed in our chart.

We are also happy to run bespoke courses for groups at an agreed location - contact us to find out more.

Event Information

Course Cost £265.00 per person (1:4 ratio)
Course Duration Three (3) days
Course Dates(s) 5-7 Apr 2024 – Snowdonia *FEW SPACES REMAINING*
19-21 Aug 2024 – Snowdonia
22-24 Nov 2024 – Snowdonia
Minimum Age 18 years
Terrain Area Eryri (Snowdonia), Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog), Mid Wales, Peak District, Yorkshire, Lake District, Scotland, Exmoor, Dartmoor

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