EST Training Classification System
A method for classifying training courses within the EST structured training programme from Original Outdoors
|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|
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.