In today’s competitive job market, pursuing higher education is no longer the only path to success.
Land & Wave offers a unique alternative to traditional university education with our intensive 15-week Outdoor Instructor Training course.
Our comprehensive course provides aspiring instructors with a wealth of knowledge, hands-on experience, and numerous benefits that can accelerate their career growth.
In this blog post, we will explore the 5 advantages of choosing Land & Wave’s Outdoor Instructor Training course over attending university.
1. Practical, Industry-Focused Training
While universities often provide a broad education, Land & Wave’s Outdoor Instructor Training course offers specialised, hands-on training that directly applies to real-world scenarios.
The course is designed to equip you with the practical skills and the knowledge required to excel in the outdoor education and the adventure industry. From rock climbing and kayaking to survival skills and first aid, you’ll gain invaluable experience that directly relates to your desired career.
2. Accelerated Learning and Time Efficiency
University courses typically span 3 years, requiring a significant investment of time and money.
In contrast, Land & Wave’s 15-week course condenses essential knowledge into a shorter timeframe, allowing you to fast-track your career.
By focusing solely on the core skills and expertise required for the outdoor education industry, you can save years of study while still obtaining a comprehensive education.
Land & Wave has a 98.7% Course to Job success rate.
The outdoor industry is currently booming and there is plenty of work to go around.
The Institute of Outdoor Learning is a great place to look for potential jobs.
3.Industry Connections and Networking Opportunities
Land & Wave’s Outdoor Instructor Training course opens doors to a vast network of professionals in the outdoor education industry.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors and industry experts, expanding your professional network and increasing your chances of securing employment.
These connections can prove invaluable when seeking job placements or further career opportunities.
Alongside this, we run evening seminars on CV workshops, Interview prep and also a careers fair were you’re introduced to potential employers.
4. Enhanced Employability and Job Prospects
One of the main benefits of Land & Wave’s Outdoor Instructor Training course is its direct link to employment opportunities.
The course focuses on providing you with the necessary qualifications, certifications, and experience to stand out in the job market.
All qualifications gained on the 15 Week training course are overseen by National Governing Bodies (NGBs), this means that you can use the qualifications anywhere in the UK as well as abroad.
Employers highly value practical experience, and completing this course demonstrates your commitment and dedication to the outdoors.
With the demand for outdoor education professionals on the rise, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue a rewarding career upon finishing the course.
Last year, all 24 trainees had found employment before the end of the course.
5. Cost-Effective Alternative
University education can be a significant financial burden, with tuition fees, accommodation costs, and living expenses.
Land & Wave’s 15-week Instructor Training course offers a more affordable alternative.
By opting for this focused program, you can save on tuition fees, reduce accommodation costs, and enter the workforce sooner, allowing you to start earning sooner and potentially avoid accumulating substantial student debt.
Our Outdoor Instructor Training course costs £9900 for the 15 weeks.
The cost break down is:
£6160 – Course fees
£2750 – Fully catered accommodation
£990 – Professional kit package
There are no hidden costs and the above also includes 3 week long trips to Dartmoor for Rock Climbing and White Water Paddling.
While universities undoubtedly provide a valuable education, Land & Wave’s 15-week Outdoor Instructor Training course offers a compelling alternative for those seeking a career in outdoor education and adventure.
By choosing this accelerated course, you’ll receive practical, industry-focused training, establish invaluable industry connections, and enhance your employability.
Moreover, the cost-effective nature of the course enables you to fast-track your career without incurring significant financial burdens.
So, unlock your potential with Land & Wave and embark on an exciting journey toward a fulfilling career in the outdoor education industry.
Book a FREE Open Day here and come see first hand what it is like to become an Outdoor Instructor.