Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. In Devon and Cornwall outdoor pursuits and adventurous activity is a fast growing industry and the demand for fully-trained instructors in a range of activities is increasing. Our rural locations in some outstanding countryside provides some of the best facilities to train in this exciting industry. You’ll have excellent access to climbing, mountain biking, walking and river paddling, and the sea is never far away for activities such as surf kayaking, surfing and coasteering.
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you want to gain valuable practical experience in instructor training alongside relevant industry awards to improve personal skills and practical ability in a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and mathematics. You'll also need to demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and motivation. All leaders are required to be water confident and able to swim 50 meters in open water. Two positive character references will also be required.
the leadership skills to lead safe, effective and enjoyable land and water-based sessions for school groups. You'll also have the opportunity to gain a range of outdoor and leadership qualifications; BCU Level 1 Coach, Mountain Bike Leaders, and First Aid for the Outdoors.
a mix of theory and practical sessions three to four days per week. You'll cover land and water-based instructor training throughout the course, with continuous assessment and evidence gathering for your final portfolio.
undertaking a summer placement at an outdoor centre.
employment in the outdoor sports industry.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.