Expedition and Travel Preparation Weekend

This is a brand new course for 2020 that has been designed to help those planning overseas travel or expeditions to understand all the different components of designing, planning and executing a trip, whilst identifying the potential dangers and being prepared for emergency situations.

This course is perfect for everyone who enjoys travel or adventures, from solo gap year travelers or couples through to large group expeditions.


The is a Level 3 NCFE CQ ACCREDITED course. which means the content has been externally assessed and verified and you will receive certification from the NCFE.

The modules that will be taught over the weekend include:


  • Pre-expedition preparation

  • Personal equipment

  • Risk management

  • Basic first aid

  • Navigation

  • Fire craft

  • Shelter craft

  • Water sourcing

  • Food

  • Dealing with adversity and uncertainty

  • Leave no trace and personal reflection

Venue: Tickenham, Bristol


Times: 7pm on the Friday till midday on the Sunday

Ages: All ages above 14 years welcome (under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: £200 per person or £50 deposit and £150 balance

Accommodation: Own sleeping system (tent, basha, hammock) on the Friday night and in your own natural shelter on the Saturday night.



1900 - Meet and greet, safety brief

1915 - Walk to camp

1930 - Cutting tool safety and tarp demo - learners to set up own

2030 - Personal equipment and day sacks

2130 - Finish for evening and learners to finish setting up sleeping systems and prepare own food




0700 - Wake-up call

0715 - Prepare breakfast – damper bread

0800 - Pre-expedition Preparation

0915 - Risk management

1000 - Basic first aid

1130 - Navigation and map reading

1300 - Game preparation – Fish or pigeon

1400 - Lunch

1430 - Shelter craft

1600 - Fire craft

1745 - Water sourcing

1845 - Prepare own dinner

1915 - Traps and snares – incorporating cutting techniques

2045 - Finish for the day




0800 - Breakfast - damper bread

0900 - Dealing with adversity and uncertainty

0930 - Foraging

1100 - Leave no trace and personal reflection

1130 - Pack down camp and walk to car park

1200 - Closing brief and course departs


This is a practical 'hands on' course, all the subjects will be expertly explained and demonstrated after which participants will have a chance to have a go at everything. 

Breakfasts and lunch on the Saturday are included.



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Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.