Course Information

Do you have what it takes to teach, coach and lead?

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, Preparation and Cleaning of course & event equipment
  • Usage, storage and maintenence of technical equipment
  • Survival Skills
  • Bush Craft Skills

Classroom Assessed Lesson
Candidates will be asked to deliver a 25 minute classroom based lesson on a famous adventurer. This subject matter will be provided to them by BGSA from our database of adventurers. As an example, Edmund Hillary, Ernest Shackleton or Reinhold Messner to name a few.

Practical Field Based Lessons
Candidates will be asked to deliver a 15 minute practical, field based lesson, this time, of their own choice from the following list:

  • Knife Skills
  • Knots
  • Fire
  • Navigation
  • Water
  • Food
  • Astro-navigation
  • First Aid
  • Traps & Snares
  • Shelters

Practical Skills Assessment
The final part of the assessment day will be run as a practical skills assessment, candidates will be asked to demonstrate the following survival skills:

  • Knife safety & usage
  • Demonstrate a range of survival knots
  • Prepare & light a survival fire
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Know your Knots

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Knife Skills

"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
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Petersfield Rugby Club, The Clubhouse, Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EP

These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.

Items provided

…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!

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