Accelerated Instructor Training 2016/17 | Week 9

by Phoebe Webster Adventure

Accelerated Instructor Training 2016/17 | Week 9

Land & Wave Accelerated Instructor Training - People, Places & Activities

It’s been another big week of jumping straight back into activities and ticking off qualifications.

  • Foundation, Safety & Rescue Training - FSRT
  • Navigation : South West Coastal & Countryside - SWCC
  • Climbing - SPA
  • Coasteering - NCC Guide
  • First Aid - Outdoor Level 3

Foundation, Safety & Rescue Training - FSRT

Last week the gang started on their FSRT training with Darren from Fluid Skills. This week the second half of the group got to grips with cold water and we’re very happy to announce that EVERYONE PASSED. That means all our trainees have all completed  #5 on the qualifications list (so far).

A big thank you to Darren, it’s been great seeing everyone progress and watch them develop their skills for the FSRT.  The qualification is a vital addition to any outdoor instructor’s skill set, covering a variety of knowledge and techniques; water safety, bank based rescue, boat based rescue and all kinds of scenarios.

Navigation : South West Coastal & Countryside

Half of the group successfully passed their South West Mountain & Moorland - Coastal & Countryside.

Our brave bunch of trainees headed out overnight on Monday and, luckily, were treated to a dry night. Everyone successfully planned routes and met at check points along the way, finishing off their routes on Tuesday.

The next navigational challenge will be next week, they will be externally assessed to become Duke of Edinburgh supervisors. Another vital part of an outdoor instructors qualifications and a great one to have as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award gets more popular every year.

First Aid - Outdoor Level 3

Last year our very own Sophie Tanner became a qualified First Aid trainer.

First Aid is absolutely crucial for an outdoor instructor but also a great life skill for everyone and we can’t recommend enough for everyone to get some training in if you get the chance.

What Else…

Climbing and Coasteering training - logging more climbing routes and time in the water. The water conditions were some of the biggest we’ve experienced this week and even the instructors came back with wide eyes and tales of huge waves. We’re pleased to report that climbing training is coming along nicely, getting ready for a big week away on Dartmoor to really put their skills to the test.

What’s next…

We’re fast approaching the end of the course so there is LOTS going on in the next few weeks. We’re headed to Dartmoor for a week on the 23rd January, before that they’ll be camping, canoeing, raft building, kayaking along with lots more walking.

Stay tuned to see how the gang gets on and for more qualifications completed.


Come and check out the course…

If you’re reading this and thinking that’s what I want to do then then we’re opening the doors to our training courses. Join us on 4th February to find out more about courses, meet the current candidates, chat to the instructors and get your career in the outdoors kick started.

We’d love to see as many of you as possible and invite you to spend the day in the woods with us.

FREE transport is available from Bournemouth and Poole just let us know if you need it. All you need to do is fill out the form to let us know you’re coming and turn up on the day.

All the information you need on the Open Day is HERE and to find out more about the course click HERE.

See you next week for more adventures…