16 weeks of intensive,

instructor training

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

  • 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

  • European ski trip

  • Full equipment package

  • Workshops from industry experts

  • Unlimited shadowing opportunities

  • Full-time contracts available on completion

register your interest!

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. Use your evenings and weekends to process your learning and develop your personal skills. Take full advantage of our facilities and equipment to practice and reinforce your learning.

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. You'll forge lifelong friendships and graduate with a strong belief in yourself and an exciting future working in the great outdoors.

I’ll be leading many of your activities and 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


essential equipment package

Worth over £1700 at a cost of just £999 - yours to keep

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

This course is well respected in the industry so you will graduate with great career prospects.

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


Alternatively, you could apply to join our Advanced Training Instructor programme. This position is a full year, full-time contract that will further develop your career prospects whilst being paid a salary and benefiting from additional training, assessments, and personal development.

After this year of paid experience you would have both the qualifications and industry experience you need to work anywhere in the world! 


Finally 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.



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

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

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


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

Secure your space for £500

The remaining cost of course is £8,500
Full equipment package available for £999  (worth £1,700)


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