ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR COURSES

A great way to get your outdoor adventure career started is to take a fast track activity instructor course. Often run by activity or specialist outdoor training centres, these courses are run to national standards and equip you with a range of NGB awards that will make your CV stand out from the crowd, and enable you to begin teaching and earning in your chosen field of outdoor adventure. Click on the courses below to read more about each activity instructor course and to fill in a quick form for further details.


POPULAR ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR COURSES

UKSA Watersports Academy

UKSA Watersports Academy

UKSA’s Watersports Academy is part-funded with guaranteed employment in the UK. You will train in four disciplines and gain all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor.
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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

FREE 12 month instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then train you up in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY (NGB's) qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. You must be 18+ yrs old.
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FEATURED ADVENTURE COURSES

10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training
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10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course

Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course

Outdoor Adventure's Fast-Track Instructor Training course is perfect for anyone wanting to enter the Outdoor Industry. You will gain 17 Instructor Awards and Qualifications in 16 weeks, with training, assessments, food and accommodation included leaving you prepared and excited about your new career
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Superyacht Career Entry Courses

Superyacht Career Entry Courses

Start your new career now and join this adventurous industry. Our superyacht career entry packages are designed to get you started as crew on board a luxury superyacht. No experience necessary as we provide everything you need to know to become a successful crew member in this elite industry.
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COURSES AVAILABLE

5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training
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5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme
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22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme
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16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess, engineer or chef on a luxury superyacht?
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor

Teaching a wide range of water and land based activities to all ages from 7yr olds up to adult. Mainly to school groups during term time and scouts/guides/youth groups in holidays, evenings and weekends. During the summer we run week long skills courses.
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Instructor Development Programme

Instructor Development Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world.
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UKSA Watersports Academy

UKSA Watersports Academy

UKSA’s Watersports Academy is part-funded with guaranteed employment in the UK. You will train in four disciplines and gain all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor.
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Children’s Activity Group Leaders

Children’s Activity Group Leaders

Robinwood is looking for fun and outgoing people to work as Group Leaders and deliver great courses to the thousands of primary school children who visit our centres every year. Apply now to become part of our award-winning staff team!
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship

UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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Watersports Instructor Traineeship

Watersports Instructor Traineeship

If you have finished your GCSE's and want to work in the watersports industry, our 26-week Watersports Instructor Traineeship programme could be what you are looking for. The course will train you to become a multi discipline watersports instructor with a number of weeks dedicated to work experience
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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

FREE 12 month instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then train you up in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY (NGB's) qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. You must be 18+ yrs old.
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Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

The fast track dinghy instructor can run as a two week (experienced sailors) or four week (no experience)option. By then end of the course you will have completed your RYA dinghy instructor training and assessment, RYA powerboat level 2 and RYA First Aid (the pre requisites to complete the course).
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Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training

This three-week hospitality course is designed to provide aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service onboard luxury superyachts. Ideal entry route for beginners, taking the right candidates towards a lucrative and exciting career.
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Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
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The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA

The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA

UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson is the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match! This ten-week course delivered at UKSA on the Isle of Wight, is part-funded and offers guaranteed employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.
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How do outdoor adventure courses work?

Colleges and universities offer a range of outdoor education courses and this is certainly one route into an outdoor adventure career (find out more in our theory vs practice article). The instructor training courses featured above, especially the longer duration courses, could be considered an alternative route to college or university.

Activity Instructor Courses can last anywhere from a short 4 weeks, which is often much more intensive, to as much as six months. Obviously the cost of each course will vary, as will the amount of ground you can cover and therefore the number of national governing body awards you can collect along the way. The longer duration courses are likely to involve more in the way of practical teaching experience, whereas the shorter courses are likely to be almost exclusively focused on gaining the required skills. Make sure you check the course start dates, or use the short form to ask about dates if non are provided.

Choose a course that fits your budget, the time you have available, but above all, check what types of qualification you will gain upon graduation, and how that fits into your long term goals. If, for example, you enjoy kayaking and wish to improve your qualifications, but also want to gain climbing and navigation experience, make sure you ask the course provider to see how much scope their course has. You may find they are willing to help you specialise in certain areas.

How much should an activity course cost? Fast track outdoor adventure courses can often reach the £5,000 mark, which is a significant amount of money, until you consider how much you get back from the experience. Professional tuition and careers advice from leading experts in the field is combined with plenty of hands on teaching experience, and lots of certificates from the relevant governing bodies. Suddenly, the cost of your course becomes a sound investment for anyone serious about a career in outdoor adventure.