EST Level One Courses
Level 1 Survival and Outdoor Training Courses within the EST structured training programme from Original Outdoors
Below are all of the Level 1 EST courses currently offered by Original Outdoors. Full details of each course can be found on the individual course pages, and you can learn more about the Environmental Survival Training Framework here.
Level One EST courses require no previous subject experience and are suitable as entry-level training for all EST Training Streams.
Full details of each course is listed on the pages linked to above, but if you require a bespoke course or training solution please get in touch directly.
EST Training Classification System
|EST L1||1||Entry-level training course where no previous subject training is required. ||None|
|EST L2||2||Intermediate – level training course where previous subject training has occurred.||None|
|EST L3||3||Advanced-level training course where significant previous subject training has occurred.||Assessment|
|EST L4||4||Training for delivery of L1-L2 courses within the EST Framework.||Assessment + Logbook|
|EST L5||5||Training for delivery of L1 -L3 courses within the EST Framework.||Assessment + Logbook|
|EST L5A||5 (L3 Assessor)||Bolt-on training for independent assessment of L3 courses.||Assessment + Logbook|
|EST L6||6||Training for delivery and assessment of L1-L4 courses.||Assessment + Logbook + Observation|
|EST L6A||6 (L5 Assessor)||Bolt-on for assessment of L5A courses.||Assessment + Logbook + Observation|
|EST L7||7||Assessment of Level 6 + 6A candidates.||Assessment + Logbook + Observation|
EST Terrain Classification System
|EST T1||1||Urban and peri-urban areas where hard surfaces, buildings, street lighting and utilities are present|
|EST T2||2||Gardens and enclosed fields, parkland, hedgerows and small woodlands. Mixed surfaces.|
|EST T3||3||Large areas of vegetation with limited tracks and access, including heathland and forests below 300m above sea level (ASL)|
|EST T4||4||Moorland and rolling, open farmland and unenclosed areas below 600m above sea level|
|EST T5||5||Mountainous and moorland terrain above 600m ASL, forested and densely vegetated areas above 300m ASL OR T3-T4 terrain more than 1.5 km from point of normal vehicle access|
|EST T6||6||Areas 3-5m from a significant area of moving or still water OR a steep drop of more than 1.8m|
|EST T7||7||Areas less than 3m from a significant area of moving or still water OR a steep drop of more than 1.8m|
|EST T8||8||All areas T1-T7 where permanent or temporary environmental factors make it significantly more hazardous than the average conditions for the average UK/temperate classification of that terrain (desert/arctic/high altitude/jungle/etc)|