Outdoor Instructor Training

Duchy College Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 2 Sports & Fitness

If you dream of working in the great outdoors and want your office to be the beach, the rolling countryside or the sea, then a career in outdoor sport is ideal for you. Our diplomas will teach you a wide range of topics giving you in-depth knowledge and understanding of the outdoor sport and active leisure sector.

We offer two options for you to start your career in outdoor sport depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected with the option to progress to Level 3.

This course is ideal if you want to gain valuable practical experience in instructor training, alongside relevant industry awards, to improve personal skills and practical abilities in a variety of outdoor and adventurous activity.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You would like to pursue a career in the outdoor adventure industry and progress onto the level 3 qualification.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade 3, including English and maths, plus you must be able to swim 50 metres in open water.

You’ll learn:

You will cover land- and water-based instructor training throughout the course and will learn the leadership skills to lead safe, effective and enjoyable sessions for school groups.


Access to a wide range of outdoor facilities and locations.

You’ll love:

Learning from expert lecturer with industry experience.

You’ll go on to:

Our Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Diploma Level 3, or employment in the outdoor sports

Careers in this industry 

- Outdoor instructor
- Outdoor centre manager
- PE teacher
- Expedition leader
- Climbing wall instructor
- Resort group leader

Progression Courses


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Outdoor Instructor Training

Start Date

September 2020


Stoke Climsland


1 year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.