RAKTDA Wadi Leader Course INFORMATION
Wadi Leadership Skills Training Course
- 4,000 UAE dirhamsAED 4,000
- Hajar Mountains
ONLINE:WEEKDAYS: MON - THUR - 4 days - 19:00 - 21:00hrs ON THE TRAILS: WEEKEND: 24TH-25TH September - 07:00 - 17:00hrs - Both Days Previous experience of hiking in the mountains and wadi is an essential prerequisite for this course. The Wadi Leader Course is designed for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland hill territory and the wadis of the UAE. A combination of leadership skills, technical competence and a wide range of experience form the basis of an effective group leader providing client safety management. The course will focus on the skills and knowledge required by those guiding groups in the wadis of the Hajar Mountains. You will develop the foundations of customer relations and communication skills with clients as well as how to deal with difficult situations. The course will be primarily focused on the fundamental navigation skills required to safely hike into and away from the wadis that will either be ascended or descended, whilst you are leading your group. You will also learn and have sufficient practical application of the fundamental rope work techniques to keep your clients safe throughout their journey. During the course, you will develop the core understanding and practical application of hazard awareness, risk assessments and the processes involved in order to keep your clients safe from harm. Essential practical skills that cover how to deal with an incident, accident or emergency will also be taught during the course. Previous experience and basic competencies in personal hiking, as well as basic fitness is required to attend the 4 day intensive training course, or the course which is run over 2 weekends. This course is also the perfect preparation course for the Mountain Leader Training and Assessment Course, which will allow you operate in all mountainous terrain of the Hajar Mountains. The Wadi Leader Course is a RAKTDA accredited scheme, developed and administered by Hajar Mountain Adventures, the ONLY organisation to be given permission to run these RAKTDA certified courses, which would allow license application upon assessment completion. Note: After completion of the course, each participant must have either a valid/in-date Wilderness First Aid Course or attend a Wilderness First Aid Course. Once evidence is shown of a valid certificate from a UAE-registered organization, you will be sent your certificate and legally be able to work for organizations or start the process for your license from RAKTDA
**Booking, Cancellation, and Attendance Policy** 1. **Course Duration and Timings:** - Single-day activities vary in duration: approx. 3 hours (introductory), approx. 4-5 hours (intermediate), approx. 5-7 hours (advanced). - Workshops span 2 days,. - Certified courses are 4 days (usually 2 weekends) with 4 online sessions in the evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. - All activities commence at 7 am. 2. **Booking Advance Notice:** - All participants are required to book at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled activity or course start time. 3. **Instructor-Client Ratio:** - Each session will have 1 fully certified instructor for every 10-15 clients. This will depend on the activity and the location taking place. 2 instructors may sometimes be required for certain activities. 4. **Booking Window:** - Participants can book as soon as the activity or course becomes available. 5. **Payment Method and Timing:** - Only online payments are accepted, and each participant must book and pay 24 hours before the activity or course. 6. **Cancellation and Rescheduling:** - Participants must provide a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel an activity or course. - No refunds are issued; instead, rescheduling to the next available date for that same activity or course is allowed. - Failure to attend the rescheduled activity date renders the booking place unavailable to the participant. Any and all refunds will not be permitted. 7. **Minimum Participation Requirements:** - Single-day activities require a minimum of 4 participants. - Certified RAKTDA courses require a minimum of 3 participants. - Skills workshops require a minimum of 1 participant. 8. **Cancellation Reasons and Evidence:** - Any nonattendance must be supported by evidence. - Medical reasons require an official, stamped, and authorized medical note from a registered UAE doctor. - Lateness, social engagements, or non-medical reasons are not considered valid for rescheduling without 48 hours notice. 9. **Medical Questionnaire and Health Considerations:** - All participants must complete a medical questionnaire. - Participants must have sufficient fitness and health to attend their chosen activity. - If fitness or health is in question, an official medical note is required to confirm eligibility. 10. **Attendance Tracking:** - Attendance is based on the number of participants present at the scheduled start time. - Participants arriving late are issued a warning and allowed no more than 10 minutes maximum. - Exceeding the 10-minute limit without providing 48 hours' notice is considered a no-show with no rescheduling or refund. Please read and understand this policy carefully before booking. We are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated.