Instructor Level 1 Assessment Course
Do you have what it takes to lead?
“Are you the sort of person who can turn around when you have nothing left, and find that little bit extra inside you to keep going?” — Bear Grylls
This assessment day is the natural progression from attending the Instructor Level 1 course, and we highly recommend that you shadow on courses before coming through for your assessment.
The day’s assessments are divided between classroom and practical field lessons, as follows:
Written Multiple Choice Exam (30 minutes 70% pass mark).
The exam contains questions about the below subject areas:
- Bear Grylls
- Bear Grylls Survival Academy
- Storage, Cleaning and Usage of Specialist Equipment i.e. ropes, hardware, camp gear
- Survival & Bush Craft
Classroom Assessed lesson of BGSA’s choice (25mins).
BGSA will supply a lap top, projector, screen, speakers, flip chart and markers.
Please bring any other material with you that you require.
The format expected for this lesson will be:
- Interesting introduction
- Stated aims and objectives
- Start, Middle, End
- Questions, Summary, Look forward
Practical Field-Based Lessons of the student’s choice (15mins)
Subjects could include:
- Wilderness First Aid
- Drop Lines
- Wild Food
Students should bring all materials needed for their lesson and ENSURE they stick to the time-frames mentioned above (BGSA standard kit will be available)
Practical Skills Assessment – The assessment in total will take 30 minutes
Each student will be asked to demonstrate the below skill areas
0900 – 0915 Admin/Meet and Greet
0915 – 0945 Written Exam (30mins 70% Pass Mark)
Topics include: Bear Grylls BGSA Storage, Cleaning and Usage of Specialist Equipment i.e. ropes, hardware, camp gear
0945 – 1000 Split in to two Assessment Teams
1000 – 1230 Classroom and Practical Field Assessments
1230 – 1300 Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Wrap Up
1300 – 1530 Classroom and Practical Field Assessments
1530 – 1630 Skills Assessment. Topics Include: Fire, Knots and Knives
1630 – 1700 Clean up & Finish
Please ensure that in addition to the appropriate gear listed below, you bring with you all learning aids and equipment you require for both (classroom and practical field) of your assessments
Lightweight, Practical Clothing
Outdoor Trail Shoes/Boots
weather dependent (eg. waterproof jacket, hat etc)
Merrist Wood College, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3PE
HEALTH AND FITNESS
As you would expect, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is challenging both mentally and physically. So, in order to get the most out of the course, applicants should be fit and healthy.
If you have any questions/concerns with regard to the health and fitness requirements, please feel free to contact the BGSA team