16 weeks of intensive, instructor training

get ready for a career in the great outdoors in 2021!

- 16 weeks of intensive training

- 17 National governing body qualifications

- Summer and winter qualifications

- Training and assessments all included

- Exclusive use of accommodation

- Fully catered

- Nationwide training & trips

- Week-long European Ski Trip

- Full equipment package

- Workshops from industry experts

- Unlimited shadowing opportunities

- Full-time contracts available on completion

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Pay a £500 deposit to secure your place. Spaces are limited!


I was in limbo!

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Chloe's Story

life on the course

Each day the course will present a new, exciting challenge.

The training runs five days a week. We’ll begin each day with a morning briefing and finish with an evening review. There'll be time to sort out your kit before sitting down to a home-cooked evening meal in the lodge. Take full advantage of our facilities on your evenings and at weekends to process your learning, and develop your personal skills.

Training for outdoor qualifications involves adventuring in a wide variety of environments. That's why our course includes a European Ski Trip as well as overnight and day trips to National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty across the UK.

There will be plenty of opportunities to shadow our experienced instructors and we’ll be hosting a series of evening lectures delivered by industry experts. You’ll work with instructors from our team alongside accredited professionals whom we know and trust. In short, you’ll receive the best training in the industry!

This course will push you to your limits – but it promises to be a rewarding experience, as you'll graduate with a strong belief in yourself and an exciting future working in the great outdoors. My team and I will be here to support you every step of the way. I look forward to meeting you!

Luke Moore
Course Director


You will be trained by the industry’s best coaches in the qualifications required to ensure year-round employment opportunities as an outdoor professional

The Mountain Training Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) Award is the industry standard for instructing climbing.


The British Caving Association Local Cave Leader Award Level 1 is the industry standard for leading groups in caves.


Outdoor First Aid, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and your Enhanced DBS.


The British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor qualifies you to run introductory sessions on canals, lakes and rivers.


Qualifications & Training. Everything you'll need to equip you for your career as an Outdoor Instructor


On the course we maximise every opportunity to ensure you graduate ready to become an outdoor instructor. 


The Snowsport England Alpine Instructor award qualifies you to instruct on artificial dry slopes or indoor snow domes.


You’ll have extensive training in navigation, bushcraft, and team building.


Trips include the Peak District, Lake District, South Wales and Dartmoor. The course accumulates in a week-long Alpine ski trip!


Is this the right course for me? Why should I pick Mendip?

essential equipment package

Worth over £1800 at a cost of just £999 - yours to keep

Please note equipment may not be exactly as pictured

Our equipment package has been designed to ensure you have all of the essentials to get the most from your training without getting cold. We select only the best items to cope with the rigors of the course activities. 

Our long-standing links with outdoor specialist suppliers means you won't get this kit anywhere else at such a great price. If you already own some of the equipment listed here, we can arrange a bespoke package for you.


career Progression

We will guarantee you an interview to start work immediately with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits!  Upon completion, apply for a seasonal, full-time, salaried position over our peak summer season which could be extended into a winter contract.

Or, you could opt to join our freelance pool of instructors and pick and choose the work you want.

If you prefer to relocate after graduating we will introduce you to other outdoor centres, help you put together a CV and supply references so you can work where you want.

Whatever you decide to do on graduation, this course is well respected in the industry and we have designed it so you will finish with great career prospects.  



COURSE DATES: Starts 1st November 2021 for 16 weeks of intensive training. Break over Christmas.

COURSE LOCATION: Fully catered accommodation in a country lodge at Mendip Activity Centre, Churchill, BS25 5PQ. Training and trips take place locally and nationally, finishing with a European ski trip. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 17 National governing body qualifications, and a wide range of new skills and experiences.

JOB PROSPECTS: Summer and winter qualifications to ensure year-round employment opportunities.  Unlimited shadowing opportunities and full-time contracts available on completion.

COST: Secure your space for £500. The remaining cost, of course, is £8,500*. Full equipment package available for £999  (worth £1,700)

*Remaining cost, of the course, can be spread over multiple payments. Final payment due by 1st September 2021. Please contact us for any further queries.