LEL Courses (formally BEL)


From April 2017 the BEL has changed to LEL

We are now offering the new Sports Leaders’ course that replaces the BEL it is called the Lowland Expedition Leader and it is still a level 3 award, with mostly the same requirement and standards.



This course will be running but it does still have spaces please complete application form if you would like a place.  

Cost £490 per person

Start date 25th Nov 2017 

Next dates 26th Nov 2017, 2nd Dec, 3rd Dec, afternoon of 16th to 18th March, assessment weekend afternoon of 11th to 13th May

To apply please follow the link below, no money is requested at this stage.

Application Form Link 

If your establishment wishes to have a bespoke course for between 4 and 10 people please contact us and we can discuss this.

The new LEL level 3 is very similar to the BEL level 3 from Sports Leaders Uk it is a nationally recognised award, and it replaces the BEL  and is the minimum requirement for a D of E expedition leader to train groups and lead Bronze or Silver( not Gold) expeditions with in Lowland terrain.

It is not limited to use with D of E as it is a national qualification that qualifies people to:-

  • ·         Lead walking groups in lowland countryside (not remote upland)
  • ·         Impart the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a day walk
  • ·         Have responsibility for the care of others while leading a day walk in lowland countryside
  • ·         Plan and lead overnight base and mobile camps

The LEL Course is for anyone wishing to obtain the award for what ever reason, any amount of experience from none to lots!

We have also had the comment from participants that it is a good general Leadership qualification giving people not used to leading much more confidence.

It runs over 3  weekends spaced out from November to March to enable you to practice skills between sessions.The final weekend is a camping weekend the rest are non-residential and all take place around Essex.

Assessment weekend is in May and this is also a residential camping weekend

If you need to know more now please Contact Us