Outdoor Instructor Training Courses

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15 Activities | 16-22 Weeks Training| up to 30 Qualifications

Active Outdoor Pursuit’s Outdoor Instructor Training courses in Scotland are designed for enthusiastic outdoor people who want to make their dream of a career as an outdoor instructor a reality. Get up to 30 qualifications in 15 outdoor activities over 16 to 22 weeks.

The Outdoor Instructor Training Course is based in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Due to the location, you have access to some of Scotland’s finest mountains, lochs & rivers right from the doorstep. This is without a doubt the perfect place to learn the skills and train to become a professional outdoor instructor.

Get Up to 30 Qualifications in 16 Activities

  • Scottish Canoe Association Raft Guide Award.
  • Paddlesport Instructor.
  • Paddlesport Touring Leader.
  • Canyoning instructor training
  • Gorge-Scrambling instructor training.
  • Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course (FSRT).
  • White Water Safety & Rescue Training course (WWSRT).
  • Canoe award standard.
  • River kayak skills.
  • Canoe river running skills.
  • Start, Discover & Explore Award standard in canoe and kayak.
  • Touring/Sea Kayak skills.
  • Ducky leader training.
  • Rock Climbing Instructor training or assessment course.
  • Summer Mountain leader training or assessment course.
  • British Cycling MTB Level 2 preparation (see course upgrade modules).
  • Mountain Scrambling (Summer course in Scotland – Winter Course in Spain).
  • PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor qualification course (additional 7 week module).
  • PSIA performance awards levels 1-9 depending on outcome.
  • Intro to Ski touring day (for ski instructor candidates only).
  • Winter skills training.
  • Overview of the roles of the Supervisor and Assessor for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Outdoor First Aid Certification.
  • Expedition training on water & land.
  • John Muir Training.
  • Being a professional instructor and professional responsibilities.
  • Risk assessment in the Outdoors.
  • Beyond ITC (career opportunities, applying for jobs, what to expect, CVs etc..)
  • Driving and towing trailers + responsibilities and maintenance.
  • Child wellbeing & protection in Sport.

All of the professional qualifications that you will gain on the course have been selected because they are the outdoor industry’s most sought after and prestigious NGB qualifications. These are on land, rock, snow & water. We also incorporate workshops to provide you with additional crucial skills & a wider knowledge of the industry.

Activities List

  1. White Water Rafting.
  2. Canoeing.
  3. River kayaking.
  4. Sit on tops kayaking.
  5. Sea/touring kayaking.
  6. Stand up paddle-boarding.
  7. Duckies.
  8. Gorge scrambling
  9. Canyoning.
  10. Rock climbing.
  11. Mountain walking.
  12. Mountain scrambling.
  13. Skiing.
  14. Ski touring.
  15. Winter Skills.
  16. Mountain Biking.

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