- Understanding the role of the Expedition Supervisor, Assessor and other adults involved in the delivery of the Expedition section.
- Understanding the process of remote supervision.
- Understanding the importance of emergency procedures.
- Understanding the duty of care held by the Supervisor.
A Supervisor must have a good level of knowledge in three areas:
- DofE knowledge; including a full understanding of the requirements of the Expedition section and the importance of remote supervision.
- Technical skills; including skills in the method of travel, navigation, camp craft and first aid.
- People skills; including the ability to work well with both young people and other adults in a supportive manner.
This training course only covers the first of these areas. Licensed Organisations/AAPs will need to ensure that potential Expedition Supervisors have the other appropriate skills.
To ensure that those attending the Expedition Supervisor training course are able to gain the maximum benefit there are a number of pre-requirements. These are:
- You must have completed the DofE’s e-induction and has a letter of completion
- You must have sufficient technical competence to undertake the practical elements of the course, ie basic navigation and camp craft skills.