Outdoor Instructor Training
This is an outdoor instructor training course providing a great career development step consisting 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.
Applications are open for our 2013/2014 Outdoor Instructor Training Access Course
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This is a fast track 19 week Outdoor Instructor Training Course
|Time Period||Learning Format||Content highlights||NGB Content|
8 Weeks Intensive Learning
This period will give you the
|A taste of all our activity
3 day walking expedition
High & Low Ropes Course
Gain experience in Raft Building,
Archery and Gorge Walking
RYA Sailing Level 1-2
18th Nov-6th Dec
9th Dec- 5th Jan
6th Jan-28th Feb
Continuous Development and
This period (before and after the
Learn to Lead Climb
|BCU UKCC L1 Training
BCU FSRT Assessment
BCU UKCC L1
BMC Climbing Wall
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.
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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 2014 season. If you finish loving the outdoors in these conditions you know you will be fine in the summer.