EST Training Classification System

A method for classifying training courses within the EST structured training programme from Original Outdoors

EST L11Entry-level training course where no previous subject training is required.
EST L22Intermediate – level training course where previous subject training has occurred.None
EST L33Advanced-level training course where significant previous subject training has occurred.Assessment
EST L44Training for delivery of L1-L2 courses within the EST Framework.Assessment + Logbook
EST L55Training for delivery of L1 -L3 courses within the EST Framework. Assessment + Logbook
EST L5A5 (L3 Assessor)Bolt-on training for independent assessment of L3 courses. Assessment + Logbook
EST L66Training for delivery and assessment of L1-L4 courses. Assessment + Logbook + Observation
EST L6A6 (L5 Assessor)Bolt-on for assessment of L5A courses.Assessment + Logbook + Observation
EST L77Assessment of Level 6 + 6A candidates.Assessment + Logbook + Observation

The classification of training courses under Environmental Survival Training (EST) Framework is designed to create a structured training process and allow for progression within the framework and beyond. Strict progression through the lower levels is not necessarily required, but completion of any stated course pre-requisites is required for individual courses.

Bespoke training courses and programmes can be created to suit the individual needs of any team or organisation, and individuals can transfer learning credits from previous Original Outdoors/EST Framework courses to other courses and training.

Existing qualifications outside of the EST Framework courses offered by Original Outdoors are recognised and are transferrable to this scheme. Full explanation can be found on the External Training Courses sheet.

Assessment and Instructor Awards

Level One and Level Two EST courses are unassessed and certification is based upon successful completion of the training and approved by the trainer for that course.

Level Three EST courses are assessed, either as part of the training session or as a separate session.

Level Four (and higher) EST courses are instructor awards, and require training, assessment and completion of a logbook. Candidates for the higher awards (L6 and above) will also need to be observed in delivery of a relevant session or sessions.