The Mountain Leader Award (ML) qualifies you to take groups of people walking in mountainous areas in the UK.
It does not cover climbing, but does involve some rope-work. It covers navigation, group management and involves overnight camping in the mountains. It is considered to be a 'tough' award to get by those in the industry.
This article details the remit of the award, how to register for it and what exactly it covers. This article has been produced in conjunction with the Mountain Leader Training Association (MLTA).