Do you have what it takes to teach, coach and 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 BGSA Instructors Course, and we highly recommend that you shadow on courses before attending your assessment day.
The day’s assessments include a short written multiple choice exam, delivering a classroom and practical field lesson and a practical skills assessment as follows:
Written Multiple Choice Exam
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 Skills & Bush Craft
Classroom Assessed Lesson of BGSA’s Choice – The subject matter will be a 25 minute lesson on a famous adventurer such as Shackleton or Hillary for example.
Practical Field-Based Lessons of the student’s choice.
Practical Skills Assessment – The assessment in total will take 30 minutes.
Pass Criteria – Please download the full information pack for details.
Courses are limited to 12 participants. Book soon to avoid disappointment.
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April 30th 2018
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