Fast Track Instructor Scheme

4th to 22nd December 2023 & 8th January to 9th February 2024

40 DAYS  –  £2800

We are working alongside Arete Outdoor Centre to offer a great programme for people who want to advance and develop as outdoor instructors. Our Fast Track Instructor Training programme will give you the opportunity to develop clear coaching and instructional skills with first hand group experience. Tailored for your needs you can choose to develop in all activities or specialise in land or water.

Being based in North Wales we have the perfect location for mountains, the best crags, rivers or stunning coastline of Anglesey. A real diverse range of venues within a short drive of our base at Arete Outdoor Centre.


Work alongside experienced and passionate instructors to gain the best knowledge of the role
Your own personal mentor, to discuss and evaluate your needs
Specific coaching to fast track you towards assessments in the NGB qualifications
Support with coaching skills, from qualified coaches and teachers
Full use of our extensive kit stores

Land Based Course:

National Governing Body training and assessments in the following qualifications: Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI), Mountain Leader Summer (ML), First Aid
Coaching to improve your climbing grade and improve your technical skills

Water Based Course:

National Governing Body training in the following qualifications: British Canoe personal awards incl sea, canoe and white water, Paddlesport Instructor or  Leader awards. Coaching to improve your paddling ability on all water types.  Experience and skills in Coasteering, incl NCC Guide Award, and Gorge Scrambling.

You can choose to combine parts from both the Land and Water based courses.

Choose to experience gorge and coasteering venues, learning the necessary skills. Essential for many outdoor centres
Development of group management and leadership skills

This intensive fast track instructor course provides the greatest opportunities to gain first hand experience of working with a range of different groups and individuals. This experience is essential if you are considering working as an outdoor instructor. Employers need more than just a list of outdoor qualifications. As the same time you will have the opportunity to develop your own personal skills.

Winter Course 2023

The winter instructor training course runs for 40 days over 8 weeks at a course cost of £2800 from start of December 2023 to the beginning of February 2024. We don’t run any training over the Christmas and New Year weeks, when it is ideal to consolidate some of your training. You can choose to either concentrate on land based or water based qualifications. Alternatively we can provide a mix of training to build you towards all different assessments.


We can provide self catered accommodation for the duration of your stay with easy access to the mountains of Snowdonia and coastline of Anglesey.

Contact Us

Please contact us for more details if you wish to embark on this exciting journey to accelerate your learning in becoming a qualified instructor. We encourage centre visits so you can see first hand the opportunities available for developing your instructor skills in North Wales.