Calling all adventure seekers! Learn key Survival and Leadership skills on this unique and challenging 4 month course.

 Can you get your team through some of the most challenging terrains? Will you pass as a Gapforce Expedition Leader?


Mountain Leader and Expedition Medical Training

Level 1: Mountain Leader Training (Wales)

Activity First Aid 2 Days. (ML Summer)

Level 2: Introduction to Expedition Medicine (Costa Rica & Nicaragua)

Level 3: Advanced Expedition Medicine and Rescue Training (Costa Rica)

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 (RLSS Level 1-3)

Kayak training and skills

Urban survival training

Costa Rica Rescue Training - rescue and extraction scenarios (CRRT)

Put into practice; plan and lead a real Gap Year or School Group expedition

Action packed 4-month leadership course

International Safety Management (RGS Offsite Expedition Safety)

Mental health for young people

Gain nationally recognised training qualifications

Jungle survival, remote medicine and cave rescue Training!

Plan and lead an actual Expedition, put your training into practice

Job offers for successful applicants (details apply)


Let’s get started! – phase 1 is an introduction training session in North Wales. This is free to all participants and a great preparation for those with limited adventure experience. The Wales pre training is intended to introduce you to the course and start your basic skills development. Modules during these 2 weeks include introduction and kit, remote emergency care course, off-site safety management and ends with a 6 day Mountain Leader Training course, a great starting point for the outdoor adventure industry!

Deploy to the Jungle – The start of the Expedition Leader Course in Costa Rica builds on your experience. 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 and 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.

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