How would you like to have the mountains, rivers, canyons and lochs as your office?
Then maybe a career in the outdoor industry is for you.
The Dunolly 16 week Professional Instructor Course is tailored to the needs of each individual participant, so whether you have just finished education, are looking for an alternative to university, fancy a change from the 9-5 and are looking for a career move, are returning to the industry after a break or just want to improve your range of existing qualifications then this course could be the one for you.
The tailored personal service we offer is possible because we keep our groups small and only employ experienced and highly qualified instructors and mentors.
This dynamic course will involve you actively learning in the outdoor environment, reinforced with seminars and lectures where appropriate. You can expect to learn new skills, gain valuable experience and achieve National Governing Body qualifications.
We have chosen qualifications and training that will give you a broad base of knowledge and experience, but that also are achievable during the time span of the course. Each one has been selected either as the necessary first step in that discipline or as a useful course for employers.
Many NGB qualifications need a period of consolidation and development so that skills learned can be put into practice. We firmly believe, along with many similar employers, that successful instructors need a good base of experience and should not rush to get qualifications with only the bare minimum of experience.
There are a lot of courses out there to choose from and it may be hard to decide which one is the best for you. As an outdoor company that has been running successfully for many years, we can give you helpful advice about what employers are looking for and what you can realistically expect to achieve on an outdoor course.
We are more than happy to discuss this with you in more detail and help you decide if this course will give you the outcomes you are looking for.
If you already hold one of the qualifications that we have included then we may be able to offer an alternative or higher level of qualification.
Please remember that every employer and job will be different so while we are confident that we offer a good range, there is no way to please every one.
The course is a 16 week journey of personal development during which you will be challenged mentally and physically. Anyone can sign up as long as you are over 18*, fit and healthy, highly motivated and love being in the outdoors.
*under 18's may be considered but may be restricted in the qualifications they can achieve and will need to be authorised by a responsible adult, contact the centre for more information on this.
The course runs from the 22nd of October 2012 until the 22nd of February 2013.
We take a 2 week break over the Christmas period, from the 22nd December to the 7th January.
You can expect to be training Monday to Friday every week, with the addition of a couple of extra weekend days.