Outdoor Leader Training
We offer outdoor instructor training opportunities at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre. Our Part-time course will enable you to gain skills and qualifications that will enhance your employment prospects in the Outdoor Industry and also in jobs requiring good team working and people skills. You will have the opportunity to gain the following nationally recognised qualifications:
Cornwall Outdoors – Adventure Activities Instructor Training Course
Become an Adventure Activities Instructor through our fast-track intensive instructor training course. Whether you have a gap year, are seeking a career change or simply want something new in your life, the adventure sports industry could be for you.
The National Navigation Award Scheme is a personal performance programme developing navigation skills in different terrains, enabling you to plan walks, cycle rides and other journeys to discover new places, get great views or simply reach your destination.
The Scheme is recognised by various national governing bodies and consists of 3 levels
The Bronze award
On completion of the award participants will be able to plan and safely follow walks in the countryside, primarily on paths and tracks.
The Silver Award
Typical! Our first BCU Leader training course this winter coincided with the weekend when the South West was covered with a deluge of rain. Ten hardy souls gathered at Delaware Outdoor Education Centre in late November to complete their leader training in open canoes, 1 day on open water and 1 day on moving water. Delegates had come from as far afield as South Wales, London and Hertfordshire to throw themselves (literally) into 2 days of training in paddling and leadership skills.
I recently attended the Ten Tors team managers’ briefing at Okehampton Army Camp. For those not in the know the Ten Tors event is an annual challenge for young expedition teams who attempt to complete routes from north to south on Dartmoor. The official website can be found at: Ten Tors.
I recently spent a very enjoyable and productive couple of days on Dartmoor running a moorland leader training course. There were a number of teachers and D of E leaders in attendance and we were walking in the Crazy Well Pool area. The training is run under the auspices of the South West Mountain and Moorland Leader Training Scheme, now established for nearly 30 years.