Outdoor Instructor Training Courses
2020 applications are now open...
8 weeks of intensive, Professional Outdoor Instructor Training in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Lots of experience, Lots of adventures with 8 qualifications.
Course fees include 8 weeks of training, personal Equipment Package worth £550, self catering accommodation & use of our equipment.
10 trainees. 8 highly qualified ISA instructors SLSGB trainer assessors. Teaching & developing your small group of 10. Teaching ratios of 1:5. For your 8 weeks on the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastline.
Surfing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Bushcraft, Surf Life Saving, First Aid, Walking, flat water Paddle boarding, open ocean sup, canoeing and all your intern hours coaching all ages & ability at our centre.
6th June 2020 - 1st August 2020
5th September 2020 - 31st October 2020
Opportunity for paid work on completion of courses
COURSE FEES: £3,995
Including your self Catering Accommodation: £840 (£105 a week)
& your Outdoor Kit package: £525
ABOUT PEMBROKESHIRE SURF LODGE
A short walk from golden, sandy beaches, this basic yet comfortable lodge is a dream location for those who want to spend time exploring the Pembrokeshire coast and enjoy the pathway to becoming an outdoor activity instructor. Come & experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches, which we boast are some of the best the county has to offer.
Just a short walk from Freshwater West, one of Wales's best beaches, Gupton Farm Surf Lodge is the perfect coastal escape for adventurous guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family. You’ll find lots of things to do right on your doorstep. Hike along the Pembrokeshire coast path, go wildlife watching at the nearby bird hide, or head straight to the beach. This wild, sandy stretch is adored by adventurers and nature lovers alike. With consistent swell and strong waves, the beach is regarded as one of Wales’ best surfing spots. Our Surf & Paddle Boarding Centre is right next door, so all the equipment you need is right on hand.
The surf lodge is a comfortable space for ten people & being on a campsite your venturesome friends and family may like to join you under canvas or in their camper van and stay close by.
With its award-winning beaches, tranquil wooded valleys and outdoor activity centre, Stackpole estate is a short drive away. From kayaking to coasteering, you can try a variety of outdoor activities on the estate.
We are based on Pembrokeshire's coastline in Wales on the westerly tip of the UK. Come & join us on your new career path as an outdoor adventure instructor. Experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches. Outer Reef Surf Centre was established in 1999 & has been running instructor training courses ever since. Our team of instructors are all fully qualified, who specialise in coaching development worldwide & will run you through all stages of learning how to develop as a multi activity coach. All surf equipment is provided by us. We are The Official Activity Provider for the National Trust & our Centre is licensed by the AALA Adventure Activities Licensing.
We are based on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales, on the westerly tip of the UK.
- Unlimited shadowing
- Day trips around Pembrokeshire
- Enhanced DBS check
- Instructor Package
- use of all equipment
Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.
Personal membership costs to National Governing Bodies such as British Canoeing for example. The total cost of these is about £75.
DBS update service membership (£13 annually)
Outdoor Instructor Training Courses
Outdoor Instructor Training Courses
Essential Equipment Package
Outdoor Instructor Training Courses
It's really important to stay safe, warm and comfortable during your courses & training. So we put together a great wet & Dry instructor package worth over £500 full consisting of 2x high quality wetsuits, wetsuit boots, dryrobe, a dry bag & other outdoor gear.
Get 8 Instructor qualifications in 8 weeks
Working in the outdoors is a truly amazing job - This package is worth the effort & time. The qualifications have been selected because they make you very employable worldwide. You'll work with at least 8 professional outdoor instructors, coaches and teachers - each bringing their own style & experience so you will gain the best qualities from each instructor to help you develop into the best coach you can be...
ISA SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSE CONTENT
- The role of the surfing Coach.
- Identifying the duty of care regulations that apply to conducting surfing lessons.
- Risk management & safety.
- Identifying surfing lesson hazards.
- Emergency Action Processes.
- Lesson plans for surfing courses.
- surf boards courses, equipment
- Communication skills for the surf course environment.
- Instruction Surf course coaching methods.
- Surf lesson plans.
- Assessing students performance.
- Evaluating surf course outcomes.
- Minimising environmental impacts
- Abide by student lesson & Surf instructor courses ratios: Surf Course Accredited Instructor.
Not only do you get to spend every day on the beach, but you can also manage it so you work during summers and escape the winters traveling. You can also get jobs abroad, or in surf camps right across the globe. On top all that you get the rewards of seeing the faces of super stoked pupils who you have helped get to their feet. It’s the perfect job for students at college or university or during their gap year.
Level 2 Surf Instructor Course
The award is aimed at coaches who are currently working with novice to intermediate surfers who wish to develop their skills in order to coach more advanced classes. It’s widely recognised as the most desirable qualification by the ISA regulated surf schools worldwide for appointing lead coaches. You’ll be able to work with junior squads, advanced and competitive surfers as well as being the minimum award required if you wish to start your own surf school. Although the exact schedule of this award may vary, the primary course content includes:
- Performance analysis through video
- Learning the benefits and execution of performance analysis
- Principles of fitness, diet and nutrition
- Skill drills for surfers
- Group workshops
- Surf programme planning
- Practical coaching sessions
- Fault recognition and correction
- Practical surf sessions and evaluations
- Healthy, Safety and the law
- Method and risk assessments
- Safe and effective coaching
Sup Flat Water Instructor Course
The aim of the Sup instructor course is to accredited Sup Coaches with the competencies to effectively teach the beginner skills required for Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). This Sup skills manual sets out teaching keys and information for the beginner Sup rider on enclosed flat water and in waves no bigger than 0.5m. after completing the requirements set out in this module your Surf Coaching accreditation will be endorsed for either enclosed flat water SUP or SUP Surf by ISA
SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Course
We’ve got a highly trained team here who can train you up to become international instructors too. Whether you want to for fill your destiny as a beach lifeguard on Australia’s golden coast or teach thrill seekers how to catch a wave or two, we’ve got a range of different level courses, all accredited by international bodies ILS & ISA the Surf Life Saving Society and international Surf Association, so you can take a step in the right direction towards making your hobby your dream career.
- To provide a National award for the Beach Lifeguard Course covering; fitness, practical lifeguarding skills & knowledge, rescue, life support & first aid in Wales and the rest of the UK
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age on the date of examination
VALIDITY OF lifeguard Courses & Award
- 24 months from the date of the examination
This Beach Lifeguard Award establishes a standard that allows candidates to become full SLSGB Nars Beach Lifeguards, which is Internationally Recognised.
The course is held over 40 hours of training plus 1 day examination by SLSGB Examiners. The course includes a fitness test involving a timed swim of 400m, that must be completed in 7min 30sec. Candidates must be able to achieve this before attending the course.
SURF COACH SAFETY & RESCUE
This award is applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support. Holders of this award should take careful account of local conditions where they are coaching and the scope of the activity and the guidance provided by local risk assessments and a location specific NOP.
COASTEERING LIFESAVER AWARD
This award is establishes a standard which creates a level of competence in life saving as a basic award to prepare candidates for incidents involving coasteering
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age on the date of Assessment
- Be able to swim 100 metres in a swimming pool.
- Be medically and physically fit
- Minimum guided learning hours-16 prior to assessment.
VALIDITY OF AWARD
24 months from the date of the Assessment, with the option of taking a proficiency test prior to the expiry date and every 12 months thereafter.
Canoe Leader Assessment
A 2-day assessment course leading clients.
One day on open water. One day on moving water.
You'll need to be a member of British Canoeing and have registered for the course online at least two days before your assessment date.
You'll need to have completed Canoe Leader Training within the last three years and have relevant rescue and first aid training.
Emergency First Aid at Work - One Day Course
This one day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills, providing you with the skills to ensure a safe working environment.
Outdoor First Aid - Two Day Course
This two day course provides very practical, hands on first aid skills involving activities and environmental factors that you are likely to encounter in the outdoors.
Activity First Aid - Two Day Course
This two day course has been designed to equip people with the first aid skills which are best suited when dealing with activity based situation such as sports, or outdoor sports.
Paediatric Emergency First Aid - One Day Course
The Paediatric First Aid Course is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.
Sea Kayak Leader Training
This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short, single or multi-day journeys around the coastline in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.
On this great course you'll learn all about rescue techniques, towing and how to look after a group of paddlers while paddling around Pembrokeshire’s unspoiled National park coastline, Paddle into hidden caves. Play alongside magnificent cliffs.. So why not throw yourself into something you'll remember forever, an experience where you'll connect with the elements of nature... It took us years of exploring the Pembrokeshire coast to discover the beautiful location for our courses. The routes we created are totally unspoiled and full of hidden wonders that make our this adventures a completely unique experience.
You'll spend two days on this course to meet the minimum training requirements for the award and you'll cover personal paddling and leadership skills that will prepare you for the Sea Kayak Leader assessment.
Before starting, it is expected that you are paddling to a 3 star standard, or have equivalent experience and that you passed the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course.
All the equipment you need will be provided by us at no extra cost and we'll arrange transport once your on the course.
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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM
SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES
The ISA (International Surf Association) Surf Instructor and SUP Instructor courses are the most widely recognized and internationally approved surfing instructor courses, meaning you can teach at surf schools both here in the UK & abroad.
Here at Outer Reef Surf Centre, you can be assured of an entirely comprehensive, successful and safe surf course, allowing you to either add to your existing qualifications or kick start a new career - We love to have fun and enjoy the surf but take our training seriously at the same time!
ISA SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSES & SLSGB BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSES
Here at Outer Reef, we also train surf and paddle boarding coaches worldwide, so you can be assured of an entirely comprehensive, successful and safe surf paddle board & beach lifeguard course, allowing you to either add to your existing qualifications or kick start a new career - We love to have fun and enjoy the surf & take our training seriously at the same time! Recognized Internationally we can arrange work for candidates on completion of the courses.
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We’ve got a highly trained team here who can train you up to become international instructors too. Whether you want to for fill your destiny as a beach lifeguard on Australia’s golden coast or teach thrill seekers how to catch a wave or two, we’ve got a range of different level courses, all accredited by international bodies ILS & ISA the Surf Life Saving Society and international Surf Association, as well as a range of different NGB'S so you can take a step in the right direction towards making your hobby your dream career!
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There is no better way to find out if this is a career path for you. This could be life-changing!
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