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Outdoor Instructor Training | The People

Outdoor Instructor Training in Dorset is brilliant, it's brilliant because of the landscape, the activities, the adventures and most importantly the people that work with us to create an incredible environment for learning and development

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The Land & Wave Outdoor Instructor Training course is unique and wonderful, it’s at the heart of our company, it shapes what we do and how we do it.

Immersing brilliant people in the great outdoors is an incredible way to spend a Winter.

We’ve worked very hard to make our course fantastic; we’ve learnt that inspiring, professional, engaging and generally wonderful coaches, instructors and assessors are essential.

We know that to build skills and confidence our trainee Outdoor Instructors need to be taught by knowledgeable, passionate people – 

The Land & Wave training crew are some of the best in the business, the bee’s knees, the cat’s pyjamas.

Paul Taylor – Activities Manager / Partner

Climbs like a spider. Has spent more time on the Jurassic Coast than the dinosaurs. He makes sure that Outdoor Instructor Training is as good as it can be.

Specialities: Climbing, Mountains, Coasteering

Career change coasteering

Owen – Lead Instructor  

Loves all activities, land and water based. He’s great at leading a group and could spend all day in the woods.

Specialities: Bushcraft, Canoeing

Owen Martin Canoeing

Jonny Berry – Marketing/Instructor

Will do anything for the perfect Photo, loves all things outdoors and you’ll end up speaking to him lots if you’re interested in doing our Outdoor Instructor Training course.

Specialities: Photography, Climbing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Jonny Berry Coasteering

Sophie Tanner – Director 

Loves the ocean and jumping in the sea, the wise old sage of Land & Wave with decades of experience working with groups. 

Specialities: First Aid, Coasteering, Headbands and Bumbags

Rosie Tanner – Director

Keen eye for detail, loves a sunset paddle board and a Starbar

Specialities: Marketing, Colour coordination and telling Jonny what to do

Rosie Tanner Coasteering Nation Trust Dancing Ledge

Mel Wycherly – Lead watersports Instructor  

A man that loves a boat and a paddle, only really comfortable in a canoe or a kayak, tons of experience.

Specialities:  Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP and knitting

Mel Canoeing at Land & Wave

Rich Lloyd – Operations manager

Excellent swimmer, Loves anything to do with water and teaching others about water safety.

Specialities: Lifeguarding, First Aid and eating Baby bells

Rich Lifeguarding Swanage Beach Outdoor Instructor Training

Sam Locke – Lead Instructor, Teacher

Will teach anything to anyone if she has 10 minutes to plan and a sharpie in her pocket.

Can run a marathon fuelled solely on melon and carrot sticks. 

Specialities: Teaching, the Ocean

Jason Roberts – Director

Jason is an excellent human being, if you want an adventure organised (really well) – he’s your man.

Specialities: Coasteering, Navigation, Bushcraft 

Alex Mortimer – Director

Cool, calm, collected. Worked in the industry since he was 16. Always has perfect hair and loves nothing more than writing a risk assessment.

Specialities: Kayaking, SUP, Rivers

Phil Harris – Head of Bushcraft

Just bloody loves being outside. At home in the woods. Kind, tempered. Likes a stomp up a hill. If he’s not wearing shorts it is either bloody cold or he’s sick.

Specialities: Bushcraft, Coasteering and Navigation,

Amy Tisshaw – Lead Instructor

The Queen of DofE and the best hair at Land & Wave. Amy’s excitement to spend time outside is infectious.

Specialities: DofE, Coasteering, Petting Dogs and Navigation

Amy Coasteering at Dancing Ledge

Land & Wave help people have incredible adventures in Dorset, the UK and Europe. 

We’re always looking for more brilliant instructors, coaches and assessors to help us develop our training courses… 

Every winter we run an Outdoor Instructor Training Course that we’re really proud of. 

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Get out there and find your adventure…

21 July 2020 by Owen Senior

Outdoor Instructor Training in Dorset is brilliant, it’s brilliant because of the landscape, the activities, the adventures and the people that work with us to create an incredible environment for learning and development.

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