Course Description

Adventure Centre Instructor Course

Adventure Centre Instructor Course is a course run by Ballyhass Outdoor Training Academy, Cork. It is a Practical course with a duration of 16-18 Weeks. Adventure Centre Instructor Course gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate. For more information about Adventure Centre Instructor Course at Ballyhass Outdoor Training Academy, please review the details below.

Application closes 31st October 2023

Our Adventure Centre Training Course offers a wide range of skills and qualifications enabling successful candidates a pathway to a career in the outdoors. Based from Ballyhass Mallow, this course focuses on centre based outdoor activities giving you the abilities, knowledge and passion for instructing outdoor activities. Throughout the course, you will get a chance to visit Ballyhass Coachford, Ballyhoura Mountains and learn, interact and explore the Beautiful Lee Valley area.

This 16-18 week course inclusive hands-on training, classroom learning, work placement and assessment, you can leave this course as a qualified outdoor activity instructor ready to tackle any Adventure Centre of your choice.
Successful candidates will come out of the course with numerous foundation level NGB qualifications from varies awarding bodies including the European Ropes Course Association, the Water Skills Academy, the Royal Life Saving Society and the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council

The cost of the 17 week course is €2500
Full funding is available by Skillnet Ireland to anyone not currently in full-time employment

Qualifications include:

ERCA High Ropes & Adventure Park Instructor
RLSS Open Water Lifeguard
WSA Sit On Top Safety & Rescue
WSA Sit On Top Instructor
WSA SUP Safety & Rescue
WSA SUP Instructor
Nets Course Instructor
Mountain Skills 1&2 (Training)
First Aid Responder
Manual Handling
HACCP Level 1
Child Safeguarding

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Training ProviderBallyhass Outdoor Training Academy
Course LocationMallow, Cork
Course TypePractical
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Course Start Date13/11/2023
Course End Date29/03/2024
Course Duration16-18 Weeks
Course TimeThe course will run from 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday for 16-18 weeks
Course Fee2500 (100% Funding available through Skillnet Duhallow)
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be over 1`8 Applicants must be available to attend all 16-18 weeks
Carear PathOutdoor Adventure Activity Instructor Upon Successful completion of this course, Instructors will be able to demonstrate the following: PO Knowledge: Instructors will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Theory, Practical, and Methods relating to areas of outdoor activities, group leading and learning facilitation with customers. With further awards, instructors will be able to demonstrate practical and technical knowledge with bodies such as ERCA, EMTS, RLSS, WSA, and Mountaineering Ireland. PO Skill: Instructors will be able to demonstrate competence with skills and practices related to different aspects of outdoor activities. Instructors will be also equipped to analyze groups, sessions, and situations in the moment and select the appropriate methods for the best results. Progressive and Industry skills and technical abilities can be gained through bodies such as ERCA, RLSS, WSA, and EMTS PO Competence: Demonstrate problem-solving skills for the group leading in a creative, accountable, and professional manner with safety and risk assessing in mind. Instructors will be equipped to work independently or as a member of a team in delivering, instructing, and co-ordinating group sessions in outdoor activities. Instructors should display qualities such as self-directed, confidence, accountability, and engage a learning-to-learn approach with the aim of broadening and upskilling in the outdoor adventure industry
Course CodeOE001
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