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Mountain Leader courses, Single Pitch Award and Hill and Moorland qualifications

Apex Training's aim is to deliver high quality Mountain leader, Single Pitch Award, WGL(Hill and Moorland Award) and caving qualifications that are administered through the Mountain Training and the BCA. Refresher courses and re-assessments for these awards are regularly organised throughout the year. Apex Training has providership for the new Lowland Leader award and Ascent Training will deliver the Hill and Mountain Skills. Dates on the website soon.


The company is directed by Paul Platt and courses are delivered primarily in the Lake District. Apex Training has been operating as a provider of National Governing Body (NGB) awards since the late 1990's and has an excellent reputation. We now deliver up to nine Mountain Leader assessments and nine Mountain Leader training courses each year, this makes us one of the largest providers of this award in the UK.

This ensures that our staff are current, well-practised and very experienced, not just as mountaineers in their own right, but also as trainers and assessors of the UK NGBs. In our view it is this key element that contributes enormously to delivering a top quality course. For more information about the excellent staff team please click the link.

For more information of the courses please click through the site. Booking forms are online. If you have any questions please get in touch with Paul Platt via the contact us page

I am often asked about the various pathways of the Mountain Awards and these diagrams should explain these a little more. For more information please visit Mountain Training. To see a larger version of the image right click the image and click 'open image in new tab'.

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We have now excellent links with two local companies please see their websites for more information:

First Aid Cumbria is run by Pete Cunningham who delivers first Aid courses; Pete offers Apex Training customers a discount on his courses which are approved by the MTUK, BCU, BCA and RYA.

Wild River is run by level 5 coach Sean Mc Grath. Wild River is an independent provider of paddlesport coaching, guiding and BCU awards. 


Viewranger GPS

Viewranger  is the complete offline mapping, navigation & guided trail service for Outdoor Enthusiasts. The app & free web tools will help you at every stage of your adventure.

On Apex Training ML courses we will demonstrate how gps software can be used to enhance training and develop your navigation never forgetting that a map and compass are the priority. The Viewranger app which is available for free on Android, iphone and Symbian smartphones, map tiles are then purchased at an excellent rate.


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Hill & Moorland Award course

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Hill & Moorland Award AVAILABILITY

Course dates for 2015 will appear soon



ML Courses

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Bookings are being taken for Mountain Leader courses in 2015.

A booking form can be found here

April ML assessment - Is now FULL

April Training - 4 taken (2 available)

Other courses have bookings coming in



SPA Courses

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Bookings being taken on all courses

Please contact us for last minute places on all courses.

Updated 17.03.2015


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