LEL Courses (formally BEL)


Lowland Expedition Leader Course  (LEL) ( new name for BEL from 2017)

Following the success of last year’s LEL course we are now offering a new course for 2018-19.

If you are looking for BEL course then you are at the right place as the 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 requirements and standards.

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 in many places it 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 more confidence to take the lead.

Our course all takes place in Essex, all days are compulsory as  all the requirements of the course must be seen completed.

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

OUR NEW COURSE DATES for 2018-19 ( start delayed)

We are still intending to run this course if you were thinking about doing it but need to ask questions please use our contact us page. We have postponed to start as we did not have enough registered to run the course but several who had not managed to arrange funding. We are planning to start this soon, and we are renegotiating dates so if you wanted to do this course this year please contact us urgently.

The cost is the same as last year £ 490 per person and this includes all venues, accommodation, paperwork, handouts, insurance and loan of equipment as necessary.

Once you have checked with us for dates please apply by following the link below to a short registration form, no money is requested at this stage.

Please note we do not share your information with anyone but Sports Leader uk. This information is necessary for registration with Sports Leaders 

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.


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