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SWITCH Plus 12 Week Outdoors Instructor Training Course

This 12-week residential course aims to set you up with technical skills in a variety of outdoor sports, alongside up-to-date and effective coaching knowledge, plus leading real sessions with real customers gives you plenty of time to hone and perfect these new skill sets while under the watchful eye of our coach educators.

This all enables you to gain employment in outdoor centres or work as a freelance instructor. The length of the course allows us to develop your natural skills and hone you into an outdoor professional, this covers your technical performance in each sport, but also the science behind coaching these sports.

We work on canoeing, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, gorge walking, mountain walking, bushcraft and team building as the core activities that you need to know. These will then be put to the test throughout the course, by leading 'guinea pig' groups on real activities. National governing body (NGB) skills awards will be assessed throughout the course. At the end of the course NGB instructor assessments will take place.

Depending on your ability and performance, by the end of the course you should have achieved: BCU 1 & 2 star awards, BCU 3 star (in a discipline of your choice), BCU FSRT, BCU UKCC Level 1 Coach, Emergency Outdoor First Aid, MTUK SPA Training, and Bushcraft practitioner skills.

Understandably this course is a real investment, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact us before booking.

Duration (Exact): This is a twelve week course - 5 days per week
Booking Availability: Courses are run on scheduled dates throughout the year. The ProAdventure Team will contact you after your booking request to arrange a suitable date with you.
What's Included: BCU 1 & 2 Star| BCU 3 Star (Canoe or Kayak) | BCU FSRT| UKCC BCU Level 1 Coach| Emergency Outdoor First Aid | Rock Climbing Personal Skills | MTUK SPA Training | Bushcraft Practitioner Skills.
What You'll Need: You'll need plenty of changes of sensible outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear, and a set of reliable waterproofs. All necessary specialist & safety equipment is provided.
Ability Level Requirements: No previous experience is required to take this course - although it always helps!
Physical Requirements: The minimum age for for this course is 17, and participants must have a chest size less than 48" to fit bouyancy aids safely. ProAdventure will do their best to be as inclusive as possible so that everyone can take part in all activities, but it does depend somewhat on what kinds of disabilities and requirements people have. Please get in touch before booking to discuss your specific requirements.
Instruction/Guiding Details: You will have an instructor or guide with you throughout this course.
Getting There: There are public car parks less than 2 minutes walk from the centre, and you will need to use your own vehicle to travel to and from activity venues. Buses to Llangollen stop 150m along the road from the centre, whilst the nearest train station is Ruabon, approximately 4 miles away. There is a regular bus service between Llangollen and Ruabon station. If you will be travelling by public transport please let the ProAdventure team know when you request your booking.
Adventure Type:
Discover - Experiences & Tasters
Learn - Lessons & Qualifications
Explore - Holidays & Adventures
Sports:
BMX
Bungee Jump
Canoe
Canyon
Climb
Coasteer
Conditioning & Fitness Training
Glide
Hike
Jetboard/Flyboard
Jetski
Kayak
Kiteboard/Kitebuggy
Kitesurf
Mountain Bike
Mountaineer
Paragliding & Canopy Sports
River Bug/Hydrospeed
Road Cycle
Sail
Scooter
Skateboard
Ski
Skydive
Snowboard
Stand Up Paddleboard
Surf
Wakeboard
White Water Raft/Tube
Windsurf
Other
Duration:
Half Day
Full Day
2-3 Days
4-8 Days
9-16 Days
17-30 Days
1 - 3 Months
3 - 6 Months
6 - 12 Months
Open
Time of Year:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Adrenaline Rush: Moderate
Suitable Skill Levels:
Beginner
Novice
Amateur
Advanced
Expert
Technical Difficulty (1 Easy - 10 Expert): 8
Physical Intensity (1 Minimal - 10 Extreme): 8
Minimum Age: 17
Instruction/Guiding: Full
Equipment Provided: Yes - Everything
Adventure Suggestions:
Adventurous Couples
Great for Mates
Girls Only
Young Adventurers
Gap Yahs
Professional Qualifications

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