Trainee Instructor Course

with YMCA Lakeside

newspaper Activity Instructor Watersports Paddlesports
locationUnited Kingdom,
start date1st May 2020
salary Training Course
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

You'll find YMCA Lakeside hidden with 400 acres of private woodland in the Unesco World Heritage Lake District National Park. Set against the sparkling waters of Lake Windermere, we've been a centre of excellence in outdoor learning for over 60 years. In that time we've helped more than a million children and young people to explore the outdoors, challenge themselves and build a better future.

With over 50 water and land-based outdoor activities, we are one of the largest and most established Outdoor Education Centres in Europe. We work with schools, youth groups, families and even offer corporate and professional development programmes.

Trainee Instructor Course

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

During the course, our expert and experienced staff will give you the necessary skills, experience and qualifications needed to commence your outdoor career. Small group ratios and continual individual mentoring will ensure you reach your maximum potential.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Open to all applicants who share our passion for working in the great outdoors

our offer What we can offer you

Core Modules and Qualifications:
BC Paddle Explore Award
Paddlesport Instructor
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Dinghy Level 1 & 2
MT Climbing Wall Instructor training
Rock Climbing Instructor training
ITC Outdoor First Aid Course
PPE Equipment Checking

Soft Skills:
Facilitation and Reviewing
Learning Outside The Classroom
Environmental Education
Risk Assessments and Group Management
Additional Training:
2-week In-house Activities Training Course
Trans Lakeland Water and Mountain Exped
Land and Water Practical Skills Coaching

Leading to a 6-month trainee instructor job,
subject to the satisfactory completion of the
course and suitability.


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