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Outdoor Instructor Training - A Career in Adventure

A third of our lifetime is spent working. That’s over 30% of your entire existence doing something day-in, day-out. If you DON’T love what you do, then it’s a pretty depressing thought. Time for a career change?

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Outdoor Instructor Training - Career Change

A third of our lifetime is spent working.

That’s over 30% of your entire existence doing something day-in, day-out.

If you DON’T love what you do, then it’s a pretty depressing thought.

The Covid Pandemic has certainly made many people stop and contemplate their life choices and career direction.

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Enduring lonely furlough periods, job uncertainty and restricted movement outside our homes, has brought a few things into very sharp focus:

  1. Meaningful, enjoyable work makes life so much better
  2. Being outdoors is SO important for our mental health
  3. Working with people who share your passions is wonderful

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A career working in the Outdoor Industry is such a game-changer for many people. A physical, outdoorsy job is sociable, great for the body and great for the soul.

How to Become An Outdoor Instructor

Step 1 - Find an Outdoor Instructor Course

There are a few course options across the UK. It’s well worth booking in a few open days and get a feel for each centre and what they offer.
You can book a free open day HERE

Step 2 - Coastal, Rural or Mountainous

Outdoor Instructor courses tend to last 3 months, so make sure the location sets your soul on fire. Do you crave beach life and rolling hills, or are dramatic mountains and valleys more your thing? Land & Wave is based in summer Dorset on the South Coast; perfect if you like golden beaches, excellent climbing locations and stunning countryside.

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Step 3 - Check the qualifications

Different centres offer different qualifications. Always check you’re gaining lots of National Governing Body qualifications during your course.

In-house qualifications are often offered on apprenticeship schemes - these are only useful while you are working at that particular centre. Other Outdoor Centres are unlikely to recognise these when you are applying for jobs.

Step 4 - Pay up front or work off your course fees?
Some centres offer apprenticeship schemes or free training in return for you working for them for a period of time. You would often live onsite.

Pros - No upfront costs, a job straight after your finish the course

Cons - Tied into working for that company, long period with very limited earnings

Opting for a course where you pay in full is a big financial outlay, but this can be offset using a loan or credit card and you can spread the payments over a longer period of time. It means you are free to work for whoever you like after the course.

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Join Us For A Free Outdoor Instructor Training Open Day


The next Outdoor Instructor Training Open days are:

Sunday 18th July

Saturday 31st July

Saturday 14th August

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by Rosie Tanner

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