15 weeks of intensive,

instructor training

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

Join our Facebook group
where you can ask questions and get the latest info on
the course

Attend one
of our open days. Meet the team,  and check out the facilities

Pay a 5%
deposit to secure your place on
the course. Spaces are limited and will
fill up fast

Pay the
remainder of your course fees to confirm your place on the programme

Arrive at
Mendip Activity Centre and get

ready to start!

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

• 15 weeks of intensive, residential training
• 17 National governing body qualifications
• Summer and winter qualifications
• Training and assessments
• The best training and coaching in the industry
• Full equipment package
• Exclusive use of accommodation
• Fully Catered

• Nationwide Training 

• Workshops from industry experts
• Unlimited shadowing opportunities
• Full-time contracts available on completion

the qualifications & training you need

• Rock Climbing Instructor  (RCI)

• RCI Training and assessment
• Paddle Award Explore
• White Water Award
• Canoe Award
• Stand Up Paddleboard Award

• White Water Safety Rescue
• Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
• Paddlesport Instructor

• Snowboard training
• Ski Instructor
• Cave Leader
• Archery Leader
• Air Rifle Instructor

• Axe throwing
• Duke Of Edinburgh Award Supervisor
• DofE - Assessor
• Outdoor First Aid Award
• Safeguarding Award
• Food Hygiene Certificate
• Bushcraft & Forest School
• Team Building

 

We’ve brought in the industry’s best coaches and included all the qualifications required to ensure year-round employment opportunities as an outdoor professional

PADDLESPORTS
SNOWSPORTS
CAVING
OUTDOOR PURSUITS
ESSENTIALS
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about mendip outdoor pursuits

Established in 1987, Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, has grown into the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity provider in the South West.

Our unique 250-acre site nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills includes an indoor residential centre, two canvas villages, private rocksport quarry, snowsport park and cave system with easy access to everything the Mendip Hills has to offer.


Our unrivaled success is largely due to the reputation and experience of our instructors – who we believe are the best in the business. Our pioneering approach to instructor training has evolved since we launched our industry-first training programme in 1995. Subsequently, we’ve built our business and our hard-earned reputation on the back of our successful training programme.


We know how tough it is to get started in the outdoor industry, and it’s even tougher to secure stable, year-round work, which is why we’ve developed this training programme from the ground up, applying everything we’ve learned over the last 30 years.


If you’re aiming for a rewarding career as an outdoor professional, this is the course for you.

LIFE ON THE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

COURSE

Each day, the course will present a new challenge and my team and I will be here to support you every step of the way. We’ll begin each day with a morning briefing and finish with an evening review. You’ll get time to sort out your kit before sitting down to a home-cooked evening meal.


The training runs five days a week, and you’ll need evenings and weekends to process your learning and develop your personal skills. You’ll be able to take full advantage of our activity centre, equipment, ski slope and rocksport quarry to practice and reinforce your learning.

 

There will be plenty of opportunities to shadow our experienced instructors at our busy activity centre, 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 who 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 ahead of you.


I’ll be leading many of your activities and I’m always available to support and advise you. I look forward to meeting you!

Luke Moore - Course Director

 

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, and our long-standing links with

outdoor specialist suppliers means you wont get all this kit anywhere else at such a great price.If you already own some of the equipment listed here,  contact us to discuss your individual requirements and we can arrange a bespoke package for you.

mendip liFE

There’s no better place to base your training than Mendip Activity Centre in the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

With 250 acres of land including a snowsport park and rocksport quarry on site and world renowned climbing, caving and riding on our doorstep. We are perfectly located to access the best rivers in the country and we’re just an hour from the International White Water Centre.

 

Located ten minutes from Bristol International Airport we’re a short bus ride into Bristol City Centre – a thriving hub of social and cultural activity, with return buses 24 hours a day. A creative and independent city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and bars and five indoor climbing centres. 


It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK. We’re also close to the coast and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare.

 

accommodation

Your home for 15 weeks will be a beautiful, spacious, country lodge in an elevated position overlooking our Snowsport park.

 

You will have use of the entire lodge and car park for the duration of the course. The ground floor has a lounge-bar, spacious dining room, TV lounge, laundry room with ensuite bedrooms upstairs. There are also a number of private, self-contained, en-suite chalets outside. The lodge has super-fast wireless internet throughout, Netflix and Spotify music.


Each morning the self serve food station will be freshly stocked so you can fill up for breakfast and build your own packed lunches. Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks and snacks are available 24/7.


Every evening you’ll be welcomed back with a home-cooked  dinner. All dietary needs can be accommodated. 


This will be your home to relax, unwind and study. There is plenty of space indoors and outdoors so you can enjoy your well-earned down time.

 
 

career Progression

Graduate the course and you will have plenty of career opportunities.

We will guarantee you an interview to start work immediately with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits. There are three options. The first would be a seasonal, full-time, salaried position over our peak summer season which could be extended into a winter contract.


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

This is the most popular route. After this year of paid experience you will 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.


This course is well respected in the industry - so 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 get the job you want in the area you want. 

summary & costs

• 15 weeks of intensive, residential training
• 17 National governing body qualifications
• Summer and winter qualifications
• Training and assessments
• The best training & coaching in the industry
• Full equipment package
• Exclusive use of accommodation
• Fully Catered

• Nationwide Training 

• Workshops from industry experts
• Unlimited shadowing opportunities
• Full-time contracts available on completion

 

Secure your space: £500

Remaining cost of course: £8,399
Optional kit Package: £999 (Worth £1,700)

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the course and when does it start?


The training programme is 15 weeks long and runs from the 2 November 2020 until the 11th December and then restarts on 4th January to 5th of March 2021.




Where is the course


Mendip Activity Centre
Lyncombe Drive
Churchill
BS25 5PQ

TELEPHONE

01934 834 877




How do I apply?


The first step is to join our facebook group here, ask any questions and get all the details




Who are Mendip Outdoor Pursuits?


Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, established in 1987, has grown into the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity provider in the South West. Find out more about us here





 
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Mendip Activity Centre

Lyncombe Drive

Churchill

North Somerset

BS25 5PQ

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