Expedition Leader Training

Company : Gapforce
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours / Expeditions
Countries: Belize / United Kingdom
Location : Belize
Duration: 4 months to 4 months
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Follow in the footsteps of past Trekforce Leaders learn key Survival, Leadership and Management skills on this amazing & challenging 4 month course. Can you get your team through some of the most challenging terrain? 

You start in the mountains of Wales and then the team heads off to the jungles of Central America. This extreme Training course will push you to the limit, your instructors are there to test you; they won't make it easy. 

This fully assessed course means you will qualify as a TF Remote Medic, Land Rover 4x4, RGS Off-Site Safety for Youth Leaders, RLSS Water Safety, TF Advanced Jungle Survival, Jungle training, three written assessments and more...



  • Mountain Leader and Expedition Medical Training
  • Level 1: Mountain Leader Training (Wales) Activity First Aid 2 Days.
  • Level 2: Introduction to Expedition Medicine (Costa Rica) 5 days.
  • Level 3: Advanced Expedition Medicine and Rescue Training (Costa Rica) 12 Days.
  • Plus the extra activity specific medical qualifications listed below.


Other Highlights

  • Cave Rescue – 10 hour cave rescue plus training.
  • Traps and wild food living.
  • Solo Belt Kit Survival - 2 nights/3 days on your own.
  • Jungle survival trek and night survival scenarios.
  • Swift River Traverse Training and Practical.
  • Rope River Traverse Training and Practical.
  • Drowning prevention training.
  • Kayak training and skills.
  • Urban survival training.
  • Costa Rica Rescue Training. CRRT run rescue and extraction scenarios.
  • Put into practice; plan and lead a real Gap Year or School Group expedition.
  • Action packed 4 month leadership course.
  • Gain nationally recognised training qualifications.
  • Jungle survival, remote medicine and cave rescue Training!
  • Plan and lead an actual Expedition, put your training into practice.


What to Expect

Let’s get started! – phase 1 of your training is in North Wales and is intended to introduce you to the course, each other and start your skills development. Modules during this 2 weeks include introduction and kit, remote emergency care course, off-site safety management and ends with a 6 day Mountain Leader Training course, crucial for those wanting to work in the outdoor adventure industry!

Deploy to the Jungle – following the successful completion of the Wales modules, you will deploy to the jungles of Costa Rica to continue your training. The first phase of your jungle training includes Leadership and survival training, Expedition planning, group management training, kayak training, navigation and river crossings. Put your training into practice at the end of this phase with a solo night!

Advanced Jungle Training, Urban Survival, Soft Skills & more – now you have the basics in place, you will move on to advanced specialist training modules. This builds on what you have already learnt and takes it to the next level with more in-depth training and assessment. Modules covered here include advanced medical training, river rescue, evacuation, incident management and cave rescue as well as threat assessment, urban survival and vehicle maintenance training. Not for the faint hearted!

Lead your own expedition – the final stage of your training involves planning and leading your own expedition. As you take charge of your own group, you will need to plan, recce, manage and lead a group successfully on a jungle trek.


Can you get your team through some of the most challenging terrain?

Will you pass as a Trekforce Expedition Leader?

Kick start your career!

Start Dates

January, April & October


No requirements as all training will be provided

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