Qualifications Gained on Your Outdoor Instructor Training Course

This is an overview of the training and qualifications included in your instructor training programme. If you have any questions regarding any of the qualifications please don’t hesitate to give us a call.


National Governing Body Awards

Kayaking & Canoeing

  • British Canoeing – Paddle Start
  • British Canoeing – Paddle Discover
  • British Canoeing – Paddle Explore
  • British Canoeing – Sea Kayak Award
  • British Canoeing – Canoe Award
  • British Canoeing – Foundation  Safety & Rescue Training
  • British Canoeing – NEW Paddlesport Instructor

Rock Climbing

  • Mountain Training UK – Rock Climbing Instructor  *(Consolidation period required post-course before assessment)
  • Mountain Training UK – Climbing Wall Instructor   *(Consolidation period required post-course before assessment)


  • RLSS – National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)


  • ISA/Surf England – Level 1 Surf Coach

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • British Canoeing – SUP Sheltered Water Award
  • British Canoeing – SUP Sheltered Water Coach


  • Archery GB – Instructor Award

First Aid

  • IQL – Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification


  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Level 2

Other Qualifications Included


  • Coasteering Instructor – In accordance with the National Coasteering Charter (NCC) & National Water Safety Forum guidelines

Experience in Coaching Additional Activities

As well as gaining awards and qualifications in the above-specified sports we give you the added benefit of an introduction to coaching other popular activities delivered at Outdoor Centres such as:

  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving & Leadership Exercises 
  • Orienteering
  • Walking & Navigation Skills

Soft Skills Training

Good Soft Skills = Good Employability Prospects

  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal/Social Skills
  • Teamwork/Collaboration Skills
  • Effective Leadership Styles
  • Work Ethic
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism


We will also give you a thorough grounding in other generic subjects required when working at Outdoor Centres such as:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Normal Operating Procedures (NOP’s) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP’s)
  • Managing Hazards at an activity location
  • Group Management
  • Weather and Tides
  • Environmental impacts of activities
  • Delivering Lecturettes
  • Reviewing Skills
  • Writing Your CV
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Career Progression