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Latest course dates 2018/19

26/06/2018 00:00:00

New course programme now available

Dates for our training courses for the next academic year 2018/19 have now been published.  Course include: First Aid, Water Safety, Educational Visits Coordinator training, Outdoor Learning Leader Award and South West Mountain and Moorland Leader Training Scheme.  This year we have added Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid (code CLO3B) to our range of courses.

For further details and to book go to and search in the Outdoor Education subject area or in the course code box using CLO.  If you need any help don’t hesitate to contact us.
Tel: 01872 326368

Glamping at Porthpean for 2019

12/06/2018 00:00:00

New for our Porthpean Centre for 2019 will be glamping of the most desirable kind. We will be installing six new camping pods as accommodation onto our popular village A by the high ropes. So for those seeking a little bit more comfort ensure that you ask about our ‘mini log cabins’ for your 2019 booking. And book early to avoid disappointment.

Mini Log Cabin

Once installed our our newly installed camping pods and will accommodate 30 students five in each and accompanying staff. Each camping pod will be fitted with mains power, smoke alarms, heaters, and lights to make your stay comfortable and cosy! 

Mini Log Cabin plan

Outdoor Learning Leader Award - Summer 2018 dates announced

04/05/2018 00:00:00

Outdoor Learning Leader AwardOur ever-popular outdoor learning leader award has just announced a new course for summer 2018.

This inspiring course being so sought after we have programmed another full four-day course, spread through May, June and July to satisfy demand. If you have missed any of our previous sessions due to over-subscription then now is the time to book.

Date announced: 22nd May, 5th June 19th June and 3rd July (all Tuesdays) - Attend all four days

The Outdoor Learning Leader Award OLLA is a Continuing Professional Development CPD opportunity which qualifies staff from schools and other settings to take children’s learning out of doors to a range of environments.

More details on the course can be found at the following page: Outdoor Learning Leader Award

Book online at and use course code: CLO27

NCFE Level 2 NVQ Success

24/01/2018 00:00:00

Superb news for our NVQ Level 2 students (Dean and Archie) at our Porthpean Centre. They have just completed their NCFE Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership. Pictured here with certificates in hand and standing alongside Cornwall Outdoors Heads of Service - Andy Barclay and Course Tutor Chris Riddell.

NVQ Level 2 success for two more Porthpean Students

Our latest NVQ awards are available as Level 1 and 2. Depending on your location you can undertake these exciting and rewarding qualifications at our Porthpean, Carnyorth or Delaware Centres. Visit our NVQ home page for more details.

Instructor Training Candidates News Update

23/01/2018 00:00:00

Winter Training Course Students with British Canoeing certificatesCongratulations to the 'Fine Ladies' undertaking the Part-time Winter Instructor Training Course at Porthpean. They have now achieved their British Canoeing 2 Star Award, as well as their British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Test Award, proudly displayed here. There's to be no resting on laurels though as today they are already off training for their 3 Star award.

The ladies canoeing success is not all that they have achieved this winter. Only last week they received their NICAS level 2 Top Rope Climber award, pictured below.

If you would like to become an Outdoor Education Instructor or would like to know more about our winter instructor training courses at our Porthpean and Delaware Centres then get in touch early for autumn 2018 programme.

Winter Training Course - NICAS Level 2 certificates

Instructor vacancies 2018

16/01/2018 00:00:00

Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructors at Cornwall Outdoors

Our latest vacancies list for Cornwall Outdoors has just been published by Cornwall Council. We have multiple vacancies at our Carnyorth Centre, Porthpean Centre and at our Delaware Centre for seasonal outdoor education instructors and an administrative post at out Porthpean Centre.

With over 60 years’ experience in delivering outdoor activities Cornwall Outdoors can rightfully lay claim to being the most experienced outdoor provider in Cornwall. Each Centre has its own unique location in Cornwall. All provide adventurous activities suited to the local environment, from Abseiling to Zip-lines.

Thousands of students and adults pass through our doors every year. Our aim is to ensure that each one leaves us with a renewed passion to seek-out a life outdoors. To achieve this we rely on our highly skilled staff to deliver safe, fun and educational material in all weathers across the county. If you have the essential skills and motivation required to be one of our Outdoor Education Instructors, and would like to be part of our team then we would like to hear from you.

Our seasonal posts run from April - Sept 2018.

To see all vacancies follow:

Bushcraft Sharp Tools Training with Dave Watson

19/12/2017 00:00:00

Bushcraft Sharp tools Training dayWe have again invited Dave Watson, one of the UK's leading bushcraft trainers to provide another bushcraft sharp tools training day for those enthusiasts in the South West that can't get out to visit Dave's Leicestershire base.

"Bushcraft is a 'working with' philosophy" - Dave Watson

Dave has been teaching bushcraft professionally since 1995 and is one of the most experienced trainers in England.  He  has mentored and  worked alongside many professionals in the field.

Essential Bushcraft Skills

Our Bushcraft Sharp Tools Training Day is a hands-on exploration of the essential skills required to train and supervise others in the use of bushcraft tools. At the same time it provides multiple bushcraft woodworking projects for you to undertake with your students.

Delaware Centre Outdoor Instructor Training Course 2017-18

12/06/2017 00:00:00

Navigation TrainingThis winter the Delaware Centre team will be re-establishing its; Outdoor Instructor Training Course, to run throughout November/December of 2017 and January/February of 2018. To ensure that the course is successful for its students the Delaware staff have designed a unique training and assessment course that will lead to full National Governing Body qualifications in the form of: Mountain Training's Climbing Wall Award, plus Hill and Moorland Leader. In addition Mountain Bike Instructor Award (MIAS) Level 2 and MIAS Cycle FIT (Cycle maintenance) award.

The whole sixteen-week training course will pull together all of the necessary training, logbook time and assessment, which is a rarity among other providers. This way we know that we are offering a real working solution to students wanting to break into the outdoor industry.

If you are interested in joining this training course please visit the Adventurous Activities Instructor Training & Assessment Course, commencing 29th October 2018

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

11/01/2017 00:00:00

We can now organise water-based expeditions by canoe or kayak.  Please see further details at

Outdoor Learning Leader Award - Spring Term 2017

11/01/2017 00:00:00

New dates are now available for the spring term.  Please see for full details and how to book.

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) at the Delaware Centre

14/12/2016 00:00:00


Everything you wanted to know about navigation in the outdoors... but were afraid to ask. The National Navigation Award Scheme NNAS is aimed at those that would love to get out walking and rambling but couldn't tell one side of a map from the other.

The Delaware Centre now offers this national award to anyone over the age of 16, either by booking on one of our scheduled courses or by organising a bespoke course for themselves or their Duke of Edinburgh Gold students. More about NNAS

Alternatively if you think that your younger students could benefit from starting earlier, the Delaware Centre can also offer the Young Navigator Star Award (YNSA) Scheme from Bronze through to Gold. More about YNSA

For more on this story, please contact Paul Seymour at the Delaware Centre on 01822 833885