The instructor course gave me a great advantage in the outdoor world, creating a fantastic foundation of high quality knowledge and best practice, of which I continue to build on 4 years later! Georgina Wilkinson

"Manor House instructor course was absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute of it. The course really did build up my confidence with Kayaking and Climbing. Since the course I have also gained a few more certificates." Kirsty Hubbert

"This time last year I started my journey to get my dream job. I made amazing friends, learnt a lot about myself and the world, discovered that the world should revolve around climbing. I eventually got my dream job and have had by far the best year of my life." Grace Baker

1 year on from doing the Intensive Instructor Training, I can look back and be sure now that it was effort and money well spent! Testimony to this was the shock of many teachers when I explained this was my first year and had been working in insurance/sales & marketing till Oct 2012, they were convinced I had been doing this my whole life... But that's not to say that I am believing my own propaganda, I've got good starting qualifications and a good base knowledge but the training and development never stops. Mark O'Sullivan 

If getting into the outdoor industry is what you want to do...then Manor House is the way to go. Great fun, a good strong team with loads of knowledge to offer. Tom Butel

Thoroughly enjoyed my 4 months down in Cornwall; learned a huge amount, not just about being an outdoors instructor but also about myself. Have been working in the outdoors industry for nearly a year now and this course helped me immensely. Steve Oddie

"In 2013 we employed two instructors who had recently completed your Trainee Instructor Course. We were very pleased with their standard of coaching and were able to continue mentoring them into experienced activity Instructors. This is of course an endorsement of the course you deliver and the quality of instructors you finish with. Steve Bean, Senior Instructor, Llain Activity Centre

"Hi Lesley, We are recruiting now for instructors next season and as we've had a very happy experience with four of your Outdoor Instructor Course graduates last year; I was wondering whether you might have any more who would be interested in working at Brenscombe this coming summer and whether you might be able to forward them my contact details or refer them to our advert on IOL. I'd definitely like to come an chat to your new recruits in 2014, please pencil me in. Kind regards," Jonny Ray, Training and Development Manager. Brenscombe Outdoor Centre

A Wonderful Time For All Involved. Thank You For Another Fabulous Week!Cameron House School

As With Many Past Years At Manor House, A Super Time, Strenuous Activities, Comfy Beds, Glorious Food And A Warm Welcome!Crosfields School

A Fantastic Trip Yet Again! Well Organised And Great Fun For All - Thank YouUnicorn School

Another Great Stay At The Manor House - Excellent Rock Climbing On The Sea Cliffs, Many Thanks To You All And See You Next Year!Garden House Boys' School

Thanks For A Superb Week. Great Activities And Food! Lovely Manor House.Sherrardswood School

As Usual - Well Organised, Great Help And A Lovely Welcome. As Ever, Much Appreciated.Hatherop Castle School

We've Had A Really Good Working Week With You In Sunny (!) Cornwall. Many Thanks To The Whole Team.Tonbridge School

Thank You For Everything. We Had A Fabulous Time - See You Again Next Year!West Hill Park School

Superb Accommodation And Delicious Food - Full Of Fun, Adventure And Team Spirit. A Perfect Way For The Girls To End Their Junior School Experience. Thank You!Francis Holland School Juniors

An Other Excellent Week! Challenging Activities, Great Fun, Good Food. Thanks Again To All Of The Instructors. See You Next Year!Bishops Stortford College

A Fantastic Team Building Weekend! Great Fun Had By All - We'll Be Back For The Next Challenge!Lloyds TSB Truro

A Great Weekend With Lots Of Challenging Activities. Thank You For Taking Us "Outside Our Comfort Zone" So Successfully! We Will Be Back!Bishops Stortford College MUM's!

Once Again An Amazing Experience For All. The Girls Are Already Planning Which Rooms To Have Next Year! Lesley Your Food Is Tops! Everything Was Outstanding As Usual!St Catherine's School

Thank You For A Brilliant Week! The Girls Have Had Such Good Experiences, The Activities Have Been Great. Food Was Excellent! See You Next Time!Upton House School

I Am Sooo Pleased That My Hen Weekend Was Here! It Has Been Incredible . . . . . . Well Maybe Not The Wetsuit Part! You Have Made This Weekend Unique And Unforgettable, Especially With My Photos! Thank You So Much! XClaire Bills' Hen Weekend

Another Great Activity Week! Thank YouLisa Edey Family Group

Excellent Week - Very Enjoyable Sea Cliff Climbing Day. We All Did Things We Didn't Think We Could Do! Thank You For Looking After Us So Well.Rafter Families

An Enjoyable And Tiring Week! Thanks For All The Instruction, We All Learnt A Lot As Well As Rekindling Old Skills. Good Food And Accommodation. We'll Be Back For Our Third Visit!Carroll Family

Fantastic Weekend, Rock Climbing Was Amazing And No Broken Bones! Food Amazing! You Were All Wonderful Thank You!Chelley's Hen Weekend

Thanks For A Brilliant Weekend! We're All Now Addicted To Surfing . . . And Massages! Thank You!Leisal's Hen Weekend

"My son Matthew Tinegate-Smith took part in the course during the winter 2016/2017. He was immediately drawn to the 'soft skills' training on offer and the clear, dedicated, professional approach of Manor House.

Testimony to this is the fact that Matthew found employment within the industry just three working days after completing the course! During the course he clearly grew and blossomed; it could be seen in his body language after just a few weeks." - Simon Smith

"Never have I experienced training of this level before. The intensity and style of learning given by this course hits so hard you get taken away in a rush of keeping up with it all, and before you know it you've excelled far beyond your previous skillset with an open door to the outdoors industry, I could not have asked for more from Steve, Lesley, or the rest of the instructors working there." Matthew Tinegate-Smith 18/03/2017

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