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Low Hills Training (ACC in-house training course)

Aberdeen City Council - Education and Children's Services

Friday, 27 April 2018 at 18:00 - Sunday, 29 April 2018 at 17:00 (BST)

Low Hills Training (ACC in-house training course)

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CPD Programme 2017-2018

Low Hills Training (ACC in-house training course) 

Council Values:

Which of the values is this event linked to?

Fostering an environment of professionalism, participant focus, respect, leadership, future focused, and creative thinking in order provide a high quality Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.

Professional Standards:

Which elements of the new GTCS Professional Standards is the event linked to?

Standard for Career Long Professional Learning

SFR=Standards for Full Registration; SCLPL – Standard for Career Long Professional Learning; SLM=Standards for Leadership & Management


What skills and/or knowledge will the event cover?




Low hills Training is an employment based (in-house) training scheme provided by Aberdeen City Council (or contracted partners) for their employees, sanctioned volunteers and partner organisations. The scheme operates within the Council’s management procedures and policies of safe practice.

The exact format and content of the Lowhills course will be planned by the trainer taking into consideration the needs of the trainees and the prevailing weather / ground conditions. The course will will be structured to meet the following criteria:

•Introduction to the scheme, including how it works and how it relates to other walking awards

•Planning a journey and route finding, including use of route cards and individual/group needs.

•Navigation, including the teaching of basic navigation

•Group management

•Weather and its impact on the group

•Food and drink

•Clothing and equipment for leaders and group members

•Access and responsible use of the countryside, Including the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and what lives and grows in Lowhill areas

•Hazards and emergency procedures, including risk assessments and water hazards


Expected Outcomes:

What can I, and ultimately the young people I work with, gain as a result of me attending this event?

Entry to the scheme is designed to encourage those members of staff with minimal hillwalking experience to participate in training, enabling them to lead groups on low hills terrain. 

Lowhills Training is intended for:

•Council employees, officially sanctioned volunteers or contracted partners working with groups from their own establishment.

••Use on Lowhills terrain in summer conditions only, generally April-October inclusive.

•Group leaders operating on ‘known terrain’.

•Use on routes which are predominantly track or path based.

Lowhills training is intended to provide staff with a basic level of knowledge and expertise to lead and supervise groups on this terrain.

Please note the costs to attend are: 

Aberdeen City  Delegates- £125 / Aberdeenshire Delegates - £165


Event Co-ordinator:

Mark Pain, Wider Achievement Manager, Adventure Aberdeen

Training Provider:

Aberdeen City Council

Max. no. of participants:


Min. no. of participants:


Target Personnel:

All staff





Fri 27th April

Sat 28th April

Sun 29th April

6pm – 9pm

9am – 6pm (8pm for staff supporting DofE)

9am – 5pm

Adventure Aberdeen Office, Fairley Road, Kingswells

AB15 8PZ

Do you have questions about Low Hills Training (ACC in-house training course)? Contact Aberdeen City Council - Education and Children's Services

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Adventure Aberdeen
Fairley Road
AB15 8PZ Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Friday, 27 April 2018 at 18:00 - Sunday, 29 April 2018 at 17:00 (BST)

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