The UK & Ireland's most comprehensive Outdoor Instructor Training course based in the heart of Newquay, Cornwall. 

Our Outdoor Instructor Training Course in association with Newquay Activity Centre, 

offers the most complete set of qualifications and skills for those passionate

about living and working by the Ocean.

It will provide those looking for a career in the outdoor adventure sector with a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications, hard skills, and the all-important soft skills essential to the role.


If you are are an ocean lover and are seeking for an exciting new career, gap year, resettlement, or a total  change from the mundane,

into the realm of coastal adventure as well as, enjoy developing new skills,

helping others and introducing people to the environment you love,


this comprehensive Outdoor Instructor Training course is for you.

This Outdoor Instructor Training course will give you the best possible advice, training, and support through our team of highly experienced instructors.


We will discuss with you your aspirations,  put together an individualized development plan that will enable you to achieve your goals and enter the world of professional adventure training specialists.


Not only will you gain the qualifications you need to become an effective outdoor professional but you will also learn the skills required to be a part of the outdoor adventure industry for your entire career.

During your time on this Outdoor Instructor Training course you will develop your skills in these specific activities: 

Beach Lifeguarding
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing



Rock Climbing
Coastal & Lowland hiking
Sea Survival
Coastal Ecology


You will also have focused workshops on practical aspects of risk assessments, operating procedures, insurance, equipment maintenance, hazard awareness, incident management, team building, command tasks and leadership.

The course allows ample opportunity to consolidate your training and in your spare time, being based in the heart of Newquay, Cornwall, you have the best waves, beaches, coastlines and sea cliffs in the world on your doorstep.

We train you to be professional adventure instructors/guides and coaches.


We won't just provide a series of qualifications just for the sake of it.  

We will provide you with bespoke career development plans and professional advice on CV writing, interview skills and even resettlement advice for ex-military.


Ourselves and Newquay Activity Centre are Adventure training (AT) specialists.


We have a proven track record of delivering AT as well as producing professional instructors who are employed far and wide.


You will be trained to the highest standards that will allow you to become a part of a select group of Adventure specialists who are respected worldwide.

National Governing Body and other Qualifications You May Take:


  • ISA/Surfing England Level 1 Surf Coach

  • SLSGB National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)

  • SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Award

  • SLSGB Aquatic First Aid

  • ISA Level 1/2 SUP instructor

  • BC Paddlesport leader award (Kayak, Canoe, SUP)

  • ISKGA - Sea Kayaking Fundamentals and leadership

  • ISKGA Sea Survival

  • ISKGA - Expedition skills

  • NAC Coasteering Guide

  • NAC Coasteering Incident management, safety and rescue

  • NAC Bodyboard & Handplane Instructor

  • MT UK SPA Training

  • MT UK Lowland Leader

  • CC Coastal Ecology



You do not need to hold any previous qualifications to enroll in this programme.


Nor do you have to be proficient in the course activities.  


However, you will need to be fit and able to cope with vigorous exercise, have excellent leadership and communication skills as well as being passionate about the Coastal environment!


Oh and being able to swim will help!


The course includes training/assessment to enable you to instruct in a variety of areas and leads to direct employment and further training opportunities, depending on your interests and abilities.

Also included:


  • Subsidised Personal Kit package

  • Regular surfing and swimming coaching sessions

  • Work experience & live group experience

  • One-on-one skills clinics when required

  • CV writing and interview skills

  • Multimedia marketing

  • Final assessment & employment planning

  • Guaranteed interview for work at NAC and partner businesses.


Not included:


  • Food

  • NGB Membership fees

  • Accommodation

Course Dates


November 1st - March 31st, 2018




£4500 (Funding Available)


This course is also available on a module by module basis.


For more information, please contact a member of our team or complete our online info request form.

Upon successful application to this course, you will be invited to an interview which will help determine your suitability.


We will also discuss an individualised action plan with you.




After successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to become of our team or you may go on to work with other providers to further your experience and training.


Then maybe you may come back to us to become a senior instructor on the very course you took your first step with.

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