Outdoor Instructor Training Course

with Manor House Activity Centre

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locationUK, South West
start date2020
salary Training Course
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

Apart from the amazing courses we run another reason that our guests return to us year after year is that when you come to stay with us, generally you will have the Manor all to yourself.

Outdoor Instructor Training Course

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

Looking for an INTENSIVE OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM? Then Look No Further! This course is perfect if you want to work in the outdoor industry and become a qualified Professional Outdoor Instructor!

The Centre offers high quality tuition and access to resources to help you achieve your goals. Our students are chosen by employers in preference to students from other courses! The course leads to qualifications in Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Navigation, Climbing, First Aid and Beach Lifeguard. Cornwall and Devon, sometimes going as far as Dorset and North Wales. Contact Lesley to request the Course Prospectus now!

You may also gain hands on experience assisting with group activity sessions during the course and be taught the associated soft skills to facilitate your transition in to a Professionally Qualified Instructor. We employ full time Instructors who provide quality training in all the disciplines included.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Applicants should be 18 or over by 31 October prior to starting the course as some qualifications can not be gained by students under 18; however, please speak with us if you turn 18 during the course as this may still be possible.

The cost of the course, including quality on site full board accommodation at The Manor House is detailed in our Course Prospectus; Please email us via this site and we will email you the full details..

our offer What we can offer you

On successful completion of the course, you should aim to achieve the following qualifications (subject to personal development & experience):

* SLSGB Beach Life Guard Award
* British Canoeing Discover/Explore in Kayaking & Canoeing
* British Canoeing Foundation Safety Rescue Techniques Certificate
* British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award
* British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Level 1
* Stand Up Paddleboard Award
* Outdoor First Aid Qualification
* MT Rock Climbing Instructor Award Training
* MT Summer Mountain Leader Training or
* MT Lowland Leader Award Training and Assessment
* RYA Powerboat Level 2 (separate module during the course; additional price)
* PCV D1 Minibus Licence (separate module after the course; additional price)

Additional training is also given in Orienteering, Cycle Trail Group Management, Problem Solving and Team Dynamics, etc. Theory sessions are included on the soft skills (group management, communication skills, presentation skills, interview technique, CV workshop etc.) along with further background information on the associated legislation issues involved.


We aim to employ a number of successful students following completion of the course and also offer support and guidance for Candidates when seeking employment at other activity centres. Our students are chosen by employers in preference to students from other courses; Employers come to the centre during the course to meet with the students in order to encourage candidates to apply! 90% of our students have MORE THAN one job offer at the end of the course!

There is also an opportunity to extend the course by approx 1 week in order to attain the DVLA PCV Minibus driving qualification (min age 21yrs) at additional fees. This is a highly sought after qualification which often commands additional salary rewards.

There is also the option of an all inclusive course fee which includes course fees, residential option and most of the specialist equipment you'll need for the course (Waterproof Jacket & Trousers, Dry Suit, Buoyancy Aid, Spray Deck, Tow Line, Throw Line, Kayak Helmet, Climbing Harness, Climbing Helmet, Screw Gate Karabiners, Prusik Cords, Sling and Belay Device). The equipment is yours to keep after the course!

We would actively encourage all potential course candidates to arrange a visit to meet the team and to see the centre in operation; this will allow a greater understanding of the nature of the course.


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