If you have passion for adventure and love being outdoors, It may be time for a career change. Our team of highly trained professional instructors and our world class location in the Scottish Highlands ensures you are perfectly poised to develop your adventure sports skills, knowledge and qualifications to ensure you become an outdoor instructor with great career prospects.
Instructor Training Course; FAQS
What Courses do you offer?
Active offer three different Outdoor Instructor Training Courses each year; 4 Month Summer Sports, Our most popular 5 Month Summer & Winter Sports and the comprehensive 6 Month Summer & Ski Instructor Course. The courses provide extensive professional training in an variety of adventure sports ensuring you have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to work as a professional outdoor Instructor
Who are the courses suitable for?
The courses are aimed at all age groups from 17-70. The main entry requirement is to have a passion for the outdoors and a track record of participating in a few of the adventure sports or be proficient in one. It is also important that you have a desire to work with people, to pass on your skills, knowledge and passion for the outdoors to others.
What are my career prospects?
The Outdoor Adventure industry is firmly established and is a growing industry sector in Britain and throughout the world. On successful completion of a course there are a multitude of exciting career options open to you, including the chance to continue with Active as an instructor on their Instructor Development Programme.
Can i visit the Cairngorms Adventure Centre?
Yes, off course you can. If you are Interested becoming an instructor and are keen to know more about our courses? We welcome all who are interested in applying to either join one of our courses or come and visit us. You can meet with the Course Manager or Director and speak with our instructors who have been through our ITC courses. You can join one of our activities to see how wonderful it is to live the Active lifestyle!
Is funding available for the courses?
The courses can be fully funded by a Personal Career Development Loan. www.gov.uk/career-development-loans. It may be worth talking to you Job Centre plus advisor about possible funds. The Princes Trust have been able to offer small grants to young people and off course, the Bank of Mum and Dad may be open for business.
Do I need to have my own equipment?
You should have some of your own equipment for the courses which (see our website). You can borrow and use Centre equipment throughout the course for certain activities. We do however, advise students to have good quality outdoor gear fit for professional use and to consider that when you start work you will need to be suitably equipped. Active have close links with the top outdoor equipment brands, with student discounts available.
Active Outdoor Pursuits, Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Craigower Lodge, Newtonmore, Cairngorms National Park, PH20 1AT
T: +44 (0)1540 210 000