Instructor courses

Our centres are ideally located to deliver a range of outdoor courses either on water or land. We have an impressive range of equipment and facilities as well as experienced instructors, making us a great choice for your professional courses.

Check out our jobs page to see our range of instructor roles available.

First aid training

Practising resuscitation on a dummy

ITC first aid course

2 day course I ages 18+ I £180 | Calshot Activities Centre

Immediate temporary care courses have an unrivalled reputation amongst outdoor activity instructors. ITC courses are practical and hands on. The scenario based syllabus ensures plenty of opportunity to put first aid training into direct practice. A large part of each course is spent outside - these are not the usual classroom based first aid courses!

This two day course is suitable for all outdoor workers and satisfies the requirements of most governing bodies including MT, BCU, RYA, BASI and BOF.

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Watersport Instructor Training

Want to learn and develop your skills in sailing, windsurfing or powerboating. We’ve got the course for you.

As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) affiliated centre with easy access to sheltered and more challenges waters, Calshot offers a great venue to hone your sailing skills on the Solent.

Paddlesports

British canoeing - foundation rescue safety training (FSRT)

1 day course I ages 14+ I £100 | Calshot Activities Centre

This training course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common emergencies. These skills form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing qualifications.

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canoeing - foundation rescue safety training

British canoeing - paddlesport instructor

2 day course I ages 14+ I £250 | Calshot Activities Centre

This 2 day course is for those who wish to deliver paddle sport tasters and starter sessions within clubs and centres. The qualification is not discipline specific and is suitable for instructors who wish to work with any type of paddler.

The primary role of a Paddle sport Instructor is to deliver a safe and enjoyable sessions based on the group's needs. The qualification will cover kitting up a group, getting them afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games & activities to support learning and mini journeys to inspire new paddlers.

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paddlesport instructor

Dinghy sailing

RYA Dinghy instructors pre-entry assessment

7 hr course| ages 18+ | £105 | Calshot Activities Centre

Before attending your Dinghy Instructor course you must pass this Pre-entry sailing assessment to ensure you meet the necessary skill standard to undertake the RYA dinghy instructor award.

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dinghy sailing

RYA dinghy instructor

5 day course I ages 16+ I £399 | Calshot Activities Centre

This intensive course, delivered by our RYA coaches, is delivered over five days including some evenings. We will cover all aspects of the RYA syllabus including assessment by an external coach. Lunch is included.

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Windsurfing

With it’s coastal location there is plenty of wind and lots of water to play on – making Calshot a great windsurfing venue.

RYA start windsurfing instructor

4 day course | ages 16+ | £369 | Calshot Activities Centre

This course covers the skills needed to teach and assess the RYA start windsurfing course and the youth windsurfing scheme stages one and two. We will cover all aspects of the RYA syllabus including assessment by an external coach.

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RYA intermediate windsurfing instructor

4 day course | ages 16+ | £360 | Calshot Activities Centre

This four day course incorporates the ‘non planing’ and ‘planing’ elements within the new Intermediate syllabus. Much of the focus will be on coaching skills and in particular the use of the FASTFWD coaching model.

Successful candidates will be awarded an intermediate ‘non planing’ or intermediate ‘planing’ instructor certificate depending on personal sailing standard and performance on the course.

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Powerboating

Being located on the busy solent makes us a great venue to hone your powerboat knowledge and progress your skills. With plenty of other boats on the water and sight of the busy shipping channel you’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn in a real world setting.

Powerboating - RYA powerboat instructor skills assessment

3 hr 30 min course | ages 16+ | £60 | Calshot Activities Centre

Prior to attending a Powerboat Instructors course all candidates must pass the skills assessment, run by a RYA Powerboat Trainer. You should already hold a Level Two Powerboat certificate.

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RYA powerboat instructor

2 day course | ages 16+ | £369 | Calshot Activities Centre

An intensive course that covers the teaching of levels one and two of the RYA scheme and includes practical sessions afloat and teaching theory. Once completed you will be competent in teaching others how to powerboat.

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powerboating

Landsport instructor training

Our centres offer fantastic settings to improve your skills in mountain biking, climbing, hill walking and archery.

Mountain biking

We have a fleet of mountain bikes and easy access to cycling trails from our centres, making us the go to provider for your mountain bike leader qualifications.

MIAS level one/two leader

2 day course | ages 18+ | £195 | Calshot or Tile Barn

This is a two day course, for those with a medium level of fitness and basic off road mountain bike experience. Day one based from either Calshot or Tile Barn. Day two is based away from site. Courses are run together with training of the syllabus on day one and a group led journey with assessment on day two.

Candidates and the course instructor will decide after the initial assessment period which certification the individual candidates will undergo on the course, either level 1 or level 2.

The course has a national accreditation with The Association of British Cycle Coaches (A.B.C.C), Cyclist’s Touring Club (C.T.C) and is recognised by the Adventure Activities Licencing Authority (AALA), Adventuremark.

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Rock climbing

Our large indoor climbing wall at Calshot offers year round access to a wide range of routes and variations of climbing including bouldering, auto-belays, top toping and lead climbing. The impressive size of the walls allows you to learn in a truly inspiring setting.

Climbing wall instructor award training

2 days | ages 17+ | £160 | Calshot Activities Centre

This training course provides the foundations and requirements for the CWI assessment course which will allow you to supervise others on artificial climbing walls. The syllabus includes teaching belaying, group management and coaching climbing movement. Candidates should have experience of leading routes at climbing walls and an interest in group supervision.

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climbing wall

Climbing wall instructor award assessment

7 hr 30 min course | ages 18+ | £100 | Calshot Activities Centre

After completing your training, this assessment qualifies you to supervise others on artificial climbing walls. You will be assessed on the syllabus set out by Mountain Training including teaching belaying, group management and coaching climbing movement. You must ensure that you meet the requirements stipulated by Mountain Training before attending the course.

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Rock climbing instructor training

2 day course | ages 18+ | £220 | Calshot Activities Centre

This Mountain Training qualification allows you to supervise others on single pitch crags and climbing walls. Skills covered include rope management, equipment and group management. Candidates should have experience of leading on traditional protection and an interest in group supervision.

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climbing wall
climbing wall

Rock climbing instructor assessment

2 day course | ages 18+ | £170 | Calshot Activities Centre

This Mountain Training qualification allows you to supervise others on single pitch crags and climbing walls. Skills covered include rope management, equipment and group management. Candidates should have experience of leading on traditional protection and an interest in group supervision.

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climbing wall

Climbing wall development instructor assessment

7 hr course | ages 18+ | £100 | Calshot Activities Centre

This additional award for SPA and CWI holders will qualify you to teach lead climbing on artificial climbing walls. Skills covered include personal climbing, teaching lead belaying, and group management. Candidates should hold either the SPA or CWI and be lead climbing at 6a on indoor walls.

You will need to attend the training before taking on this assessment.

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climbing wall

Climbing wall development instructor training

9 hr course | ages 18+ | £115 | Calshot Activities Centre

This additional award for SPA and CWI holders will qualify you to teach lead climbing on artificial climbing walls. Skills covered include personal climbing, teaching lead belaying and group management. Candidates should hold either the SPA or CWI and be lead climbing at 6a on indoor walls.

Once you’ve completed this, you can do your assessment.

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Lowland and hill walking

Our centres in Hampshire offer easy access to varied low level terrain which is ideal for learning and assessing your mapwork and navigation skills.

Lowland leader award training

2 day course | ages 17+ | £145 | Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

The Lowland Leader award has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you'll never be short of places to go walking.

This course is based at Tile Barn Outdoor Centre at Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest.

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Archery

Archery GB instructor award

2 day course | 18+ | £210 | Calshot Activities Centre

The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level training course and is delivered over 2 days. This course is specifically designed for people working in leisure, recreation and educational environments, now and in the future.

The new course is focused on training learners to deliver fun and safe introductory archery sessions. It includes a modernised learning programme and resources, and will be delivered by accredited Archery GB tutors.

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