Each year we run a Training Week (in 2018, this is 7 July to 14 July) based at Bassenfell Manor. This week is for Christian leaders to gain further experience and training in a chosen activity to assist at a CAH holiday. During the week, the emphasis is on developing skills, safety management and spiritual leadership.

Training Week offers a number of nationally-recognised outdoor activity qualification courses as well as skills- and experience-building training sessions to allow people to progress towards a qualification.

Training Week in 2017 offers courses for:

  • Mountain Leader training
  • Learn to Climb skills
  • Sailing (RYA Level 1 start sailing, Level 2 Basic Skills, Level 3 Better Sailing, Seamanship Skills, Assistant Instructor)
  • Kayaking (BCU 2 star award and Foundation Safety & Rescue Training)

Details of the full Training Week, including pricing, how to book and kit lists are in this link.

This year, for the first time, we are also offering the option to attend modules which each lasting 2-3 days. These modules include:

  • Mountain, ghyll walking and rock climbing training/experience building
  • Mountain biking training/experience building
  • Sailing training/experience building
  • Kayaking training/experience building
  • Raft building
  • First Aid
  • Catering
  • Spiritual leadership

Details of the Training Modules, including pricing, how to book and module descriptions are in this link.

Because of the importance of training to CAH, training grants are available: please complete the attached application form (which also sets out our policy) through this link and get in touch with your Week Director to request sponsorship.

Please contact Rachel Parnham, Training Week Director with any queries: