Outdoor Instructor Training Courses from Manor Activity Centre

This is not just an outdoor course, it is one of life's great experiences!

If you enjoy outdoor activities, why not consider enrolling on outdoor instructor courses at the Manor House and turn your passion into a stream of income? There are plenty of skills that you will learn while undertaking your outdoor instructor training courses including Canoeing, Climbing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, and Beach lifeguard skills. Our outdoor instructor training courses also include soft modules that fully equip learners for the modern fast-paced world. Manor House ensures that the outdoor instructor courses being offered empower every individual regardless of their academic abilities. This moulds the learners into competent, vast, dynamic, and experienced individuals.

The Manor House is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals. The Outdoor Instructor Training course will provide those looking for a career in the Outdoor Industry with a wide range of qualifications, along with the softer inter personal skills they need.

** We are Now taking Bookings for 2020 Course - contact us now for the full Course Prospectus! **


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About the Outdoor Instructor Course

Our courses are tailored with you in mind, we are realistic about what you will achieve during your time with us, what we will provide is the best possible start and foundation from which you will be able to build. Begin your Journey with us "Your Success is our success"

During your time on the course you will develop your skills in these specific activities: Climbing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Skills And Navigation, Beach Lifeguard Skills, First Aid. You will also work on the theoretical and practical aspects of risk assessments, hazard management, group management and leadership, to name but a few of the soft skills modules we include. These Soft Skills Modules give our Students the Edge over the competition!

As an Outdoor Centre that offers instructor training, we include the soft skill modules into our training because we KNOW it fills a gap between what the NGB's offer and what professional employers REQUIRE. Feedback from both employers and ex-students has underpinned this strategy as everyone has found the modules invaluable.

However if your reading this and thinking "But I am not academic, which is why I want to work in the outdoors", don't be put off; the nature of the soft skill training is designed to accommodate everyone's training needs. It's about helping you gain the necessary knowledge and skills that will help you become the best, safe, competent, skilled professional you can be, which is what the employers need.

So why don't other training providers offer some similar modules? Because it requires effort, investment and skill on their part and many of our competition don't wish to invest in the knowledge base required. It would also shift the course cost upwards, these modules are included in your training with us; we consider them essential and added value. So when comparing course costs don't forget to consider the additional 26 hours of training that is included in these modules that others don't offer. (Full details of the soft skills covered is provided at the pre course interview with the Course Director)

Course Details

  • 16 week Intensive Outdoor Instructor Training Course
  • Full Time Training Course
  • NOVEMBER to MARCH each year
  • Minimum Age 18 years
  • Resident or Non Resident Options
  • 2 week Break over Christmas Holidays

National Governing Body Qualifications Offered:

  • British Canoeing Kayak and Canoe Qualifications
  • British Canoeing FSRT Foundation Safety & Rescue Techniques
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Award
  • British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Qualification
  • SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Qualification
  • SLSGB Surf Lifesaver Qualification
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Qualification
  • SLSGB Advanced Life Support Qualification
  • SLSGB Aquatic First Aid and Oxygen Therapy Qualifications
  • MT UK Rock ClimbingInstructor Award Training / Assessment
  • MT UK Mountain Leader (ML) (Summer)  Training / Assessment
  • MT UK Hill and Moorland Leader  (HML) Training / Assessment
  • MT UK Lowland Leader (LL) Training & Assessment
  • MT UK Hill Skills Course
  • 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Qualification
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 (additional module during the course)
  • PCV D1 Minibus Driving Qualification (Min age 21, additional module after the course)

You will have plenty of opportunity to consolidate your training and spend time doing the activities and what better place could you want; Cornwall offers some of the best beaches, coastlines and sea cliffs the world has to offer let alone the UK.

We train this industry's future professionals; we don't just provide a series of qualifications. We also provide Career Planning and professional help with regard to CV writing, personal presentation, and interview skills.

The Manor House operates to exceptionally high standards in everything it does, you only have to look at our client base to recognise our product is of the highest level and therefore our instructors are more than equal to that standard. We train instructors in a manner that will allow you to become a part of an elite group of specialists who understand the needs of their clients and deliver an experience second to none.

You may become one of our team after your training and take the second step with us, you may go on to other centres to build upon your experience and training and then perhaps come back to us to grow to the next level.


Get a Free WiFi enabled Tablet for EVERY student, preloaded with all the course training notes and hand outs! Yours to keep after the course; an invaluable reference tool for your future career! AND . . . a FREE Exclusive Manor House Instructor Training Course Jacket!

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utdoor Instructor Course Dates & Fees

2020/21 Course Dates and Duration

The course commences on Monday 2 November 2020 and continues until Friday 5 March 2021, excluding a two week break over Christmas and New Year; 16 weeks of intensive training.

** Now taking Student Registrations for 2020 Course - Contact us for Details **

Course Costs and Fees

2020 Course Fees

Course Fees: £5,600

Accommodation: £1,600

This includes all instructor training fees for the standard course. The subsidised Accommodation provided is full board (3 meals a day), shared accommodation at The Manor House 7 days a week during the time of the course (excluding the Christmas break) all for less than £14.50 per day!

Equipment Package

Equipment Package: £1,100

Includes the following superior quality equipment, which are heavily subsidised by the centre:

  • Waterproof Jacket & Trousers
  • Dry Suit
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Spray Deck
  • Tow Line
  • Throw Line
  • Kayak Helmet
  • 100L Heavy Duty Dry Bag
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Screw Gate Karabiners
  • Prusik Cord and Slings
  • Belay Device

All the items listed above are required by all course candidates as a pre requisite for the start of the course. Please ask for a full kit list. The package can be adjusted to suit your needs if you already have some of these items. These Items are yours to keep after the course!

Please contact us if you are interested, either by using our contact page, calling us on 01841 540346 / 01841 540227 or emailing Lesley on lesley@manoractivitycentre.co.uk

Outdoor Instructor Training

We like to be sure that you are completely in the picture about the course, and both the academic and physical challenges it will present while you study with us. For this reason, all applicants are invited to meet with the Course Director prior to being offered a place on the course.

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