Training Courses 2019/2020

Casualty Care Course, Glenmore Lodge – 31st May – 2nd June

Course Full Wait list places available

This course is designed for those preparing to sit the Casualty Care Certificate exam. It is expected that you will be familiar with the Casualty Care syllabus and have done some training within your team. You will be required to complete online learning theory modules prior to attending, this will maximise time for practical workshops during the weekend

Casualty Care Assessment, Glenmore Lodge – 30th June 2019
Casualty Care Certificate is the only award recognised by the licensing agreement for the administration of drugs by team members.
Rigging Foundation, Braemar, 17th-19th May 2019
Designed for full and trainee team members who have limited or no practical knowledge of crag safety or basic rigging configurations. The programme will refresh, up-date and improve your personal safety and introduce rigging for rescue loads.
Rigging Practitioner, Isle of Skye – 7th-9th June 2019

Course full. Wait list places available

This course is aimed at team members who have received crag technical training from their team and wish to improve and consolidate best practice in modern rigging systems, which include; single rope and mirrored rope rigs, and a variety of anchor systems including ground anchors/stakes. An emphasis is placed on knowledge of equipment strength and the skill of engineering rigging systems to maximise strengths for single and multiple rescue loads. The course will also cover a variety of belay equipment and the principles of self-arrest and non-self-arrest rope capture systems.
Advanced Rigging: Gorge & Canyon, Dundonnell – 23rd-25th August 2019

Course Full Wait list places available

Designed for team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems.

Canyoning and Gorge walking has become very popular throughout Scotland and presents a unique challenge to the rescue teams. Extracting a casualty from confined spaces with difficult access and variable terrain presents a unique set of problems and solutions.

Advanced Rigging: Mountain, Glenmore Lodge – 6th-8th September 2019
Designed for team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems.

Over the years teams have developed various systems for dealing with casualties in a steep environment. This course looks at advanced mountain based systems in use today. Extracting a casualty from steep ground with difficult access and variable terrain presents a unique set of problems and solutions.

Search Management  DATES/VENUE TBC
Designed for team members who wish to learn or develop their understanding of search management.

The aim of this course is to train team members in missing persons search management techniques within a Scottish Mountain Rescue context. This course introduces established best practice recognised by multi agencies and additionally provides appreciation of police requirements in relation to search standards.

Digital Mapping DATES/VENUE TBC
Designed for those team members who wish to learn the use of Scottish Mountain Rescue mapping software known as Mountain Map – and how it integrates with search management techniques.
Avalanche Companion, Glenmore Lodge – 10th-12th January 2020
The Avalanche Companion course is suited to rescue team members with little or no previous experience of rescue in potentially hazardous winter terrain.
Avalanche Rescue, Braemar 2020 DATES/VENUE TBC
The Avalanche Rescue course is suited to rescue team members who have completed the Avalanche Companion course. Alternatively, participants should understand the basics of avalanche hazard assessment and risk reduction. Candidates should be able to perform a transceiver search and companion rescue of a single buried victim.

How to book?

Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003