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15 Weeks Training | 15 Qualifications

Outdoor Instructor Training

Work in the great outdoors


2020 applications now open...

15 weeks of intensive, professional Outdoor Instructor Training in Dorset. Lots of experience. Lots of adventures. 15 qualifications. 

Next Open Day -  Saturday 13 June 2020


Course fees include 15 weeks of training. A personal Equipment Package worth £1800 and fully catered accommodation.   

The Course

32 trainees. 14 guides, instructors and assessors. Teaching groups of 8. Teaching ratios of 1:4. Three weeks in Devon.  

Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Bushcraft, Life Saving, First Aid, Walking, Navigation, Canoeing and LOADS more.  

Course Dates

2nd November 2020 - 26 February 2021 (2 week Christmas Break)

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Food & Accommodation: £1,850 (£123 a week)

Kit package: £870

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We know that after a hard day's training everyone needs comfortable accommodation and great food. The Swanage Centre is a fantastic base with excellent facilities; heated indoor pool, gym, indoor sports dome, basketball courts, pool tables and loads more. 


All your food is made for you 7 days a week; including packed lunches - all dietary requirements are well-catered for.


The Swanage Centre is 5 minutes walk from the beach and a 15 minute walk into the Town Centre. There's great climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and more right on your doorstep.

Accommodation for Outdoor Instructor Training
Accommodation Outdoor Instructor Training

How to find us

Land & Wave HQ

Unit 14 Prospect Park



BH19 1EJ

Dorset won't disappoint, come and see for yourself

The Jurassic Coast is brilliant for sea kayaking, coasteering, canoeing, paddle boarding and climbing. The rivers and lakes are fantastic for mastering paddle skills and the hills and woods are perfect for navigation training and bushcraft. We also include trips to mountains, moors and rivers.

BH19 1EJ

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Next One - 13 June 2020


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An Incredible Equipment Package

It's really important to stay safe, warm and comfortable during your training. We heavily subsidise a superb kit package worth £1,800, full of high quality outdoor gear.

Equipment for Outdoor Instructor Training

Get 15 qualifications in 15 weeks.

Winter Training is hard work - but it's worth the effort. The qualifications have been selected because they make you very employable. You'll work with at least 12 professional outdoor instructors, coaches and teachers - each bringing their own style, experience and hair styles...

  • Kayaking & Canoeing

    BC Paddle Sport Instructor

    BC Canoe Award

    BC Sea Kayak Award 

    BC Stand Up Paddle Board Sheltered Water Award

    BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

    BC White Water Safety and Rescue Training

    BC Paddle Sport Instructor

    BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning 

  • Climbing & Exploring

    Mountain Training courses are run in conjunction with Mark Garland Mountaineering

    Rock Climbing Instructor – Training

    Lowland Leader - Training 

    Lowland Leader - Assessment (during or after the course)

    DofE Expedition Supervisor

  • Life Saving & Rescue

    RLSS Level One: Water Safety Awareness

    RLSS Level Two: Environment Specific

    RLSS Level Three: In Water Rescue

  • Other

    Coasteering Training and Assessment

    NCFE Level 2 Bushcraft Instructor 

    NUCO Outdoor First Aid 16 Hours

    Level 2 Safeguarding

  • Workshops

    CV’s & Interviews

    Safeguarding & Pastoral Care

    Career Longevity

    Adventure Talks

    Beyond the Qualifications


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1 - 5 people

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