The Pathway to Success

24 January 2018

Have you been dreaming of an active career in the great outdoors? For many of us sat tapping away at a keyboard inside a grey dreary office this can seem like nothing more than a pipe dream – but here at The Manor House we have the answer!

What is it?

It’s our Professional Outdoor Instructor Course! We can offer you the chance at a career of a lifetime, with qualifications including (but not limited to): kayaking, beach lifeguarding, rock climbing, navigation and stand up paddle boarding! Learn how to be a coach all while improving your own knowledge (and not to mention physical fitness!).

Where can the course lead me?

Wherever you fancy, really! We see graduates heading off in all kinds of directions, and we try to stay in touch to offer any words of guidance – or just to check in! Some will be offered the opportunity to stay and work with us here in beautiful Cornwall, others could find themselves working at a sailing school or an outdoor centre. If you enjoy travel, the skills learnt can also open many doors to working internationally – say hello to lifeguarding on a beach in Spain or a stint as an instructor in the Mediterranean! We have ex-students 

What does the training involve?

You will be taken to various locations for training sessions – chauffeured in our own minibuses. We provide you with excellent practice scenarios to ensure that you are fully prepared for your next adventure – and rest assured you’ll never be bored! When we aren’t learning on location, you’ll undertake theory sessions back at The Manor House training room. We hold workshops and seminars here, and also provide a comfortable place to learn with audio-visual aids and computers.

Ok, where would I be living?

Right here on site in our quality accommodation at The Manor House. Ever thought about relocating to Cornwall, England’s surf capital? Fancy spending your leisure time discovering hidden coves and embarking on cliffside walks? Cornwall is the place to come! You’d be staying in a comfortable shared room with 3 meals a day provided, 7 days a week. Our facilities are designed with you in mind, so we have everything you will need to embark on your new journey. We even have a large hot tub to help you wind down after a long day against the elements!

How do I find out more?

I’m glad you asked! You can find out more on our web site training pages (click here) and apply online on our website (click here), or if you have any further questions feel free to email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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