Outdoor Instructor Training
Access Course

The Instructor Training Course will not be running in 2015/16 or the foreseeable future, but please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Key Facts | Course Details

Our fast-track outdoor instructor training course is a great way of kick-starting an outdoor career with a wide range of experiences, great training and development plus useful qualifications.

The instructor training course consists of a 19 week session in winter time that will enable students to develop to trainee instructor level. Especially suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in outdoor education with little or no logbook experience. It works especially well if followed by a summer working in the outdoors.

Key Facts

This is a fast track 19 week Outdoor Instructor Training Course

Course content:

Time Period Learning Format Content highlights NGB Content
22nd Sept-14th

8 Weeks Intensive Learning
5 days a week, Mon-Fri 9-5

This period will give you the
skills required in all the activities
to be able to get out getting
personal log book experience.

A taste of all our activity
3 day walking expedition
- Yorkshire
High & Low Ropes Course
Gain experience in Raft Building,
Archery and Gorge Walking
RYA Powerboat Course at
Coniston Boating Centre
First Aid
BCU 1*

17th Nov-12th Dec

9th Dec- 5th Jan
Christmas Break

12th Jan-27th Feb

Continuous Development and
4 days a week programmed
learning, 3 days a week peer-to-
peer and personal development.

This period (before and after the
Christmas break) is a time when
you will take a greater role in
your own development through
self-led days alongside tutored
input. Programmed days can be
any day from Mon-Sun and will
start and finish at different times
depending on the day’s content.

Learn to Lead Climb
Pool sessions
River trips
Training theory
2 day climbing wall trip
1 wk learning into action
delivering activity
sessions and work
4 day expedition to
Scotland or Wales

BCU UKCC L1 Training
BCU FSRT Assessment
BCU 2*
BMC Climbing Wall
Award Training
BCF TCL Training
BCU 3* Training
MLTE Summer ML

Please read the NGB Qualification Information so that you understand fully what you will come out the course with. The access course starts you on the ladder of a number of qualifications which you will then continue to develop and climb up over your professional career. We cover the maximum amount we can in the time we have and what is realistic for a person to develop through.

For a more detailed Instructor Training Course outline, please click here


Course Details

The River Deep Mountain High Outdoor Instructor Training Course runs for 19 weeks in the Lake District with a four week break at Christmas/New year. The session runs from October to March.

This course is ideal as an alternative to University for those serious about a career in the outdoor industry, wanting to take their first step into the industry and be developed into well-rounded outdoor instructors with an excellent range of technical and soft skills.

We believe we are unique in the variety of activities we offer and the lack of travel around the country needed to do all these activities, meaning greater contact time with your Instructor / Coach and good access to log book experience in your free-time. Other than one week in Scotland all activities are within 45 minutes of our base, taking place in both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

The programme is physically demanding and deliberately set over the winter giving more challenging conditions and will help to get a job at the beginning of the 2016 season. If you finish loving the outdoors in these conditions you know you will be fine in the summer.

For more Practical Information, including the price of the course, please click here


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